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Big in england, but nowhere else.
Posted by Steve on Thursday, 06.11.09 @ 15:43pm
I remember Matchstick Men getting a lot of airplay on local college radio stations in the 70's and into the 80's in the US, long after it was a hit. I'm pretty sure it was their only US hit.
Posted by Hal on Thursday, 06.11.09 @ 16:05pm
One of the greatest English band! Love em!
Posted by Madchester on Thursday, 12.24.09 @ 00:28am
"Pictures of Matchstick Men" definitely had everything you'd want in a psychedelic song...but that guitar with a load of chorus (sounding a bit like an amplified mandolin) playing the same four notes over & over was most annoying...
Posted by Gitarzan on Thursday, 12.24.09 @ 14:10pm
Hm..I actually didn't mind that chorused guitar :)
Posted by Child in Time 27 on Thursday, 12.24.09 @ 20:18pm
they have a huge following all throughout Europe, and even as far as Dubai! just because they didn't make it in America doesn't mean that they are not rock legends.
Posted by Dawson on Tuesday, 02.2.10 @ 05:38am
Of all their hits they had in the Seventies in the UK and Europe, I'm very surprised that "Whatever You Want" didn't make it as a hit in the States. That song can get people a rockin', I tell ya! The very first time I heard the song was at a rugby club party in the UAE in 2002, and fell in love with it immediately. I'm not the only American who has made this kind of comment, by the way.
Posted by Phil N on Tuesday, 04.6.10 @ 15:08pm
They suck only being able to play 4 notes come on don't let them in !!
Posted by Chris on Monday, 04.19.10 @ 08:16am
Posted by James on Monday, 04.19.10 @ 08:48am
No way can't stand them used to like them but Rick has become a complete A hole so no don't let them in.
Posted by Anna-Lee on Saturday, 07.10.10 @ 13:58pm
No they are rubish sorry there songs sound the same to me
Posted by Olivia on Saturday, 07.10.10 @ 15:00pm
WORST BAND EVER TO COME OUT OF ENGLAND !
Posted by Mike on Saturday, 07.10.10 @ 17:12pm
I have a feeling, "Chris," "James," "Anna-Lee," "Olivia" and "Mike" are all the same person. Especially considering all their posts essentially talk about the same thing and all came within a few days of each other.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 07.11.10 @ 01:25am
The band's been going strong for about 45 years. They tour none-stop, give all proceedings of thier tours to charity. They've had almost 30 albums (not including 'Best Of's). They were one of the biggest names in the entire British Heavy Rock movement of the early 70's. I think they deserve some respect.
Posted by Anthony Bentley on Tuesday, 10.12.10 @ 06:57am
Quo have had record sales that would be gods gift if it were any other band. They will never get in the HOF as they did not make it big in the US, which seems to be the criteria. Quo live were simply outstanding, those muppets that bring up the three cord rubbish can neither count nor play guitar.Some songs do have three cords, but they are a 12 bar band, what do you expect. No one ever critisied Bob Marley for only playing Reggae. Their early work is brilliant, just great rock and roll mainly due to Parfitt's right arm.Keep rockin Quo, the rest can go and listen to lady Gaga.
Posted by James on Friday, 02.18.11 @ 03:10am
What kind of argument is that? No one complains that bob marley plays just Reggae?
Posted by GFW on Friday, 02.18.11 @ 09:51am
status quo is rock, thats what the status quo is, nothing less, nothin more. They should be in the rock and roll hall of fame, and some of the non rock and roll krap already inducted should be hauled out and burnt in the street, krap like Michael Jackson, give me a break!
Posted by rick on Thursday, 03.10.11 @ 20:35pm
Michael Jackson makes Status Quo look like shit, just sayin'.
Posted by GFW on Thursday, 06.2.11 @ 17:27pm
Status Quo are british rock legends!! Of course they will never be inducted into the rock n roll hall of fame because Americans have never took to them! Unfortunatly a great band have been denied a great opportunity!
Posted by Dan Pilcher on Tuesday, 06.7.11 @ 22:49pm
QUO DESRVES TO BE INDUCTED IN THE ROCK WORLD OF TRUE DEDICATION AND HARD WORK AFTER 45 YEARS OF ROCKING ALL OVER THE WORLD,NOT MANY BANDS LAST THAT LONG,SOME BANDS REFORMED AGAIN QUO DOESNT THEY KEEP GOING NONSTOP,FURTHERMORE THEY DO A LOT FOR CHARITY AND THATS WHY THEY GOT THE OBE'S FROM THE QUEEN LAST YEAR AND DESERVES IT,QUO MAY SOUND THE SAME BUT ITS THE BEAT THAT COUNTS TO MANY DIEHARD FANS THAT GREW UP WITH QUO'S MUSIC SINCE 1965,,THEY SHIT ON THE STONES,VAN HALEN,BON JOVI AND ETC,QUO HAVE SOLD OVER 120 MILLIONS,8 AND A HALF YEARS OF HITS TRAVELLED MORE THAN ANY OTHER BAND IN HISTORY GO THE QUO
Posted by DOUGIE MAXWELL on Saturday, 10.22.11 @ 22:14pm
>>thinking status quo is better thana ny of those bands you just listed
Posted by GFW on Sunday, 10.23.11 @ 11:12am
Quo are true legends and just enjoy doing what they do with no pretending they are 'artists'....just entertainers.
Posted by Sir Pig on Saturday, 11.12.11 @ 00:01am
Posted by Brian M on Thursday, 01.5.12 @ 18:31pm
Yes Status Quo are a great band and should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. If Bruce Springsteen made it anyone should be able to make it. Even if Springsteen's music was good I wouldn't like it.
Posted by fastaire on Saturday, 06.15.13 @ 13:34pm
The quo most surely should be in the rock,n,roll hall of fame for theyre tireless didication to british rock through the past decades...they are along with the Who the most iconic ispirational rock band in Britain and loved by our nation.
Posted by Ian on Saturday, 01.9.16 @ 22:55pm
Of course they should be there. Generations of non-Yanks love them which in itself is a good enough reason. Just because cluelss Seppos don't get them doesn't mean they aren't worthy.
Posted by Max Emery on Friday, 04.8.16 @ 18:25pm
Those yokels dissing Quo are talking out of their Butt...... Wouldnt know a piledriver if it grew fangs and bit them on the arse....
Posted by ian price on Monday, 04.11.16 @ 17:12pm
RIP Rick Parfitt
Posted by Roy on Sunday, 12.25.16 @ 08:44am
One of the hardest working band around simple catchy rock
Posted by Steve on Sunday, 12.25.16 @ 23:00pm
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