Friday, 25 November 2016
544 Status Quo - Live on One
First viewed : 14 May 1982
1982 was a big year for Status Quo who proclaimed it their 20th anniversary year although they were dating their life from a schoolboy band formed by Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster in 1962 and were not called Status Quo until 1967.At the start of the year rat-haired drummer John Coghlan decided it was an opportune time to call it a day and had to be replaced by relatively short-haired Pete Kircher who'd recently been with new wave nearly-men The Original Mirrors. Their most recent album was imaginatively titled 1982.
This gig at the NEC, Birmingham was a charity concert for the Prince's Trust which I suppose gave the BBC a justification for giving them 50 minutes' worth of free publicity.
I liked Quo in the seventies while acknowledging that variety wasn't their strongest suit but now felt they were getting past their sell-by date. Nevertheless front men Rossi and Parfitt seemed like good eggs and there'd be a fair smattering of familiar songs in the set so we watched it.
The Quo were an accomplished live act by this point, they put on a good show and I can't think of anything more to add to this one.