Just Supposin' Review

artist: Status Quo date: 06/11/2007 category: compact discs
Status Quo: Just Supposin'
Release Date: 1980
Label: Vertigo
Genres: Hard Rock, Boogie Rock
Number Of Tracks: 10
Quo are in their prime here pushing the shuffle technique as far as it'll go.
 Sound: 10
 Lyrics: 8
 Overall Impression: 9
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overall: 8.7
Just Supposin' Reviewed by: bass1991guitar, on october 09, 2006
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Sound: Great. As per usual. Frame's and Rick's teles create the perfect sound here. And of course it's where "What You're Proposin" came from. All appear on the album as well as (if you have the remastered CD) the instrumental AB Blues. An utterly unique track with a very raw sound. Quo are in their prime here pushing the shuffle technique as far as it'll go. Great. // 10

Lyrics: Well I say it all the time but the Quo have this habit of putting a song on every album that is as cheesy as they come. "Run To Mummy", in this case, is the one. For example: "She runs to mummy when she comes over funny, and she really isn't bothered at all". Well you get the idea. However some of the songs contain killer lyrics such as "Name Of The Game". A well balanced album in that respect. // 7

Overall Impression: As well as an ace cover, this CD is the perfect gift for Fathers day (or Mothers Day for that matter) cause it kicks ass, old school. It's vital to the collection and is easy listening anywhere, anytime for anybody. Except those bloody chavs. Has anyone got a shotgun? Oh sorry. As a guitarist, bassist or pianist you need this CD. The monarchs of rock 'n' roll are going to show you how it's done! // 9

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overall: 9.3
Just Supposin' Reviewed by: belavista man, on june 11, 2007
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Sound: I love the sound of this album, because it is very different from other Quo albums. The opening track, What You're Proposin' shows perfectly what I mean. There's less boogie-shuffle on here, and it shows more of what Quo can really do (and some of it's over 3 chords, just so that the critics know). One of the main reasons that the album sounds so different is because the lead guitarist, Francis Rossi, broke off links with his long-time writing partner, Bob Young, and was now writing with Bernie Frost, who only actually wrote two songs with Rossi on this album. The new Quo sound for this album gave Quo a new lease of life, and gave the listener something to pay attention to. The sound of Don't Drive My Car is fantastic, turning Quo into some sort of 70's Disco band (and that was ment to be a compliment). // 10

Lyrics: There's some pretty good lyrics on here. What You're Proposing is the biggest hit on here, and the lyrics helped it dramatically. The lyrics on another hit, Rock N' Roll, also helped it to a certain degree. The lyrics on Don't Drive My Car weren't as significant as on other songs, but that's only because the sound was the main focus of this song. Francis, Rick and sometimes Alan carry off their lyical parts very well. // 9

Overall Impression: This album has to be a hidden Quo masterpiece. Forget RAOTW and Hello!, this is where it's at. Everything from the production to the mixing to the layout of the tracks is un-repeatably phenominal. There are areas that could be touched up on, but they're only minor. This album is a must for Quo fans and Rock n Roll fans alike. // 9

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