Coverafbeelding Status Quo - The Wanderer
  • Statistieken
  •   9 weken
  •   4 piekpositie
  •   259 punten
  •   1984

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

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

Well there's Flo on my left and there's Mary on my right
But Janie is the girl, well, that I'll be with tonight
And when she asks me which one I love the best
I'll tear open my shirt and show them Rosie on my chest
'Cos I'm a Wanderer, yeah a Wanderer
I roam around and round and round and round and round

Well I roam from town to town
I go through life without a care
And I'm as happy as a clown
With my two fists of iron I'm goin' nowhere

Well I'm the type of guy that likes to roam around
I'm never in one place I roam from town to town
And when I find myself falling for some girl
Well I hop right into that car of mine and drive around the world
'Cos I'm a Wanderer, yeah the Wanderer
I roam around and round and round and round and round and round and round

Well I roam from town to town
I go through life without a care
And I'm as happy as a clown
With my two fists of iron I'm goin' nowhere

Well I'm the type of guy that likes to roam around
I'm never in one place I roam from town to town
And when I find myself falling for some girl
Well I hop right into that car of mine and drive around the world
'Cos I'm a Wanderer, yeah a 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 and round and round

They call me the Wanderer, they call me the Wanderer
I roam around and round and round and round and round
They call me a Wanderer, yeah a Wanderer
I roam around and round and round 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
'Cos I'm a Wanderer..

Songinformatie

ArtiestStatus Quo
 A-kant
Titel The Wanderer
Lengte 3:30
Componist(en) E. Maresca
Producer(s) Pip Williams
Engineer(s) Greg Jackman
 B-kant
Titel Can't Be Donw
Lengte 3:05
Componist(en) Rossi, Frost
Producer(s) Quo
 
Platenlabel Vertigo
Catalogusnr 880 327-7
Album The Complete Hitalbum

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