Status Quo - Live!

  • Artist: Status Quo
  • Category: Pop
  • Name: Live!
  • Size: 1372mb
  • Quality: FLAC, MP3

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A Roll Over Lay Down
Written-By – Lancaster*, Young*, Rossi*, Coghlan*, Parfitt*
B1 Gerdundula
Written-By – Manston/James
B2 Junior's Wailing
Written-By – White*, Pugh*


  • Engineer [Mixing] – Hugh Jones
  • Engineer [Recording] – Andy Knight, Damon Lyon-Shaw
  • Liner Notes – John Peel
  • Producer – Status Quo
  • Producer [Production Assistant] – Damon Lyon-Shaw


Recorded at the Kursaal, Southend 1/3/75 and Trentham Gardens, Stoke-On-Trent 2/3/75 on the Rolling Stones Mobile
Mixed at IBC Studios, London

'Gerdundula' and 'Junior's Wailing' re-recorded by kind permission of Pye Records Ltd

A: Shawbury/Valley Music
B1: Shawbury Music
B2: Boyd Music Ltd./Artist Musical Productions Ltd
℗ 1975 Phonogram Ltd.
Made in England
Marketed by Phonogram

B1 is a studio version,not live.

This text is written on the sleeve.

It is 1968 or 1969, some year like that, and Gaffer Peel is compere at a rock festival in Nottingham. The organizers expected a crowd of 40.000, got 400, and a poor time is being had by all. Band after band has numbered us with meaningful stuff about the revolution (whatever happened to it anyway?), or bored us with their suite base on 'Alice Through The Looking Glass'. I'm supposed to dart between the two stages to announce each band but I'm busy trying to fascinate a young woman (unsuccessfully, I'm afraid) and this shower get on stage unnnounced. "Ello", the below, stirring the stoned handful out of their torpor, 'you're not gonna like us at all, we make hit singles and we're very loud'. They didn't, they do and they are. At the time I was outraged. Who, I asked myself, are these outrageously vulgar yobboes? We wanted beauty and thruth, not rowdiness; certain substances, not brown ale.
Status Quo played, unabashed and basic, and since then, secretly at first because, I mean, Quo weren't, as we said then, where it was at, I've been a believer.
Amazing to think that when they first annoying the neighboors from scout halls and cricket pavilions, John Kennedy was still alive, only a fistful of daft Scousers and Hamburgers had heard of the Beatles, and I was selling crop insurance in West Texas. Even more amazing in this is - thirteen years on, their music is so fresh and vital that wherever you do a disco you know it's going to be a either 'Brown Sugar' or a Quo record that finally get's them moving. You know too, that there's always goign to be a row of loonies - Maybe including you - who'll get down into that celebreated Quo boogie stance and churn to and fro like creatures possessed. Status Quo are good lads, they make exciting and unpretentious records, they make me feel positively carefree, have saved many a potentially disastrous gig for me, and if they rock on for another thirteen years - well that's just fine by me.

John Peel

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1): 6276 013 1 7YS1064
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2): 6276 013 2 7YS1065

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
QUO 13 Status Quo Live! ‎(7", EP) Vertigo QUO 13 UK 1975
6059 123 Status Quo Live! ‎(7") Vertigo 6059 123 Austria Unknown
6059 123 Status Quo Live! ‎(7", EP) Vertigo 6059 123 Germany 1975
EP 53264 Status Quo Live! ‎(7", EP) PGP RTB, Vertigo EP 53264 Yugoslavia 1975
6059 123 Status Quo Live! ‎(7", EP) Vertigo 6059 123 Belgium 1975