Coverafbeelding Status Quo - The Anniversary Waltz
  • Statistieken
  •   8 weken
  •   4 piekpositie
  •   223 punten
  •   1990

Artiestinformatie

Land   Verenigd Koninkrijk

Status Quo was een populaire rockband waarvan de muziek gekarakteriseerd wordt door een sterke boogie- en boogiewoogiestijl. De klassieke bezetting bestond enerzijds uit oprichters Alan Lancaster en Francis Rossi en anderzijds uit Rick Parfitt en John Coghlan. Status Quo heeft meer dan 20 hits in de Top 40 gehad maar hebben nooit een nummer 1 hit gescoord. Wel bereikte 2 singles de 2e plaats als hoogste notering (Down down en Roll over lay down).

De band begon in 1962. De eerste grote hits waren psychedelische nummers zoals "Pictures of Matchstick Men", "Black Veils of Melancholy" en "Ice in the Sun",

De band ontwikkelde in de jaren zeventig een eigen kenmerkende stijl van weinig akkoorden, makkelijke teksten en een stevig ritme. De band had wereldwijd grote hits met onder andere "Mean Girl", "Down Down", "Whatever You Want", "Rockin' All Over the World", "The Wanderer" en "In the Army Now", maar de groep brak nooit door in de VS.

Midden jaren tachtig nam het succes af en verlieten sommige bandleden de groep. Rick Parfitt overleed op 22 december 2016 op 68-jarige leeftijd. Toch bracht de groep in 2019 een nieuw album uit "Backbone".





Songtekst

[Let's dance]

Hey baby won't you take a chance
Say that you'll let me have this dance
Oh let's dance, let's dance
We'll do the twist and stomp, the mashed potato too
Any old dancing that you wanna do, let's dance, let's dance

Hey baby if you're all alone
Say that you'll let me walk you home
Let's dance, let's dance
We'll do the twist and stomp, the mashed potato too
Any old dancing that you wanna do, let's dance, let's dance

[Red river rock]

[No particular place to go]

Riding along in my automobile
My baby beside me at the wheel
I stole a kiss at the turn of a mile
My curiosity's running wild
Cruisin' and playin' the radio
With no particular place to go

Riding along with my collar loose
Still trying to get her belt a-loose
All the way home I held a grudge
But the safety belt it wouldn't budge
Cruisin' and playin' the radio
With no particular place to go

[The wanderer]

Well I'm the type of guy who will never settle down
Where pretty girls are well you know that I'm around
I kiss 'em and I love 'em 'cos to me their all the same
I hug 'em and I squeeze them, they don't even know my name
They call me the wanderer, yeah the wanderer
I roam around and round and round and round and round
They call me the wanderer, yeah the wanderer
I roam around and round and round and round and round

[I hear you knocking]

You went away and left me long time ago
And now you're knocking on my door
I hear you knocking but you can't come in
I hear you knocking go back where you been

I begged you not to go but you said goodbye
Now you're tellin' all your lies
I hear you knocking but you can't come in
I hear you knocking go back where you been

[Lucille]

Lucille you don't do your daddy's will
Lucille you don't do your daddy's will
Ain't nothing to you but I love you still

I woke up this morning, lucille was not in sight
Asked my friends about her, all their lips were tight
Lucille you don't do your daddy's will
Ain't nothing to you but I love you still

[Great balls of fire]

You shake my nerves and you rattle my brain
Too much love drives a man insane
You broke my will, oh what a thrill
Goodness gracious, great balls of fire

Kiss me baby, it feels good
Hold me baby, well I wanna love you like a lover should
You're fine, so kind
I gotta tell this world that you're mine, mine, mine, mine

I chew my nails and I twiddle my thumbs
I feel embarrassed but it sure is fun
Come on baby, you drive me crazy
Goodness gracious great balls of fire.

Songinformatie

Dit lied bevat een medley van rock 'n' roll-hits en werd uitgebracht ter gelegenheid van het 25-jarig bestaan van Status Quo.

De medley werd opgenomen in Bray (een stad in het Ierse graafschap Wicklow) en bestaat uit:
1. Let's Dance [Lee]
2. Red River Rock [Kind, Mack, Mendelsohn]
3. No Particular Place To Go [Berry]
4. The Wanderer [Maresca]
5. I Hear You Knocking [Bartholomew, King]
6. Lucille [Collins, Penniman]
7. Great Balls Of Fire [Hammer, Blackwell]
ArtiestStatus Quo
 A-kant
Titel Anniversary Waltz (Part One)
Lengte 5:30
Componist(en) Div.
Producer(s) Pip Williams
Engineer(s) Tim Summerhayes
 B-kant
Titel The Power Of Rock
Componist(en) Rick Parfitt, Pip Williams, Francis Rossi
Producer(s) Pip Williams
Engineer(s) Simon Sullivan
 
Platenlabel Vertigo
Catalogusnr 878 322-7
Album Rocking All Over The Years


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