(2006) Perfect Remedy

Status Quo

... read moreBearing in mind that almost anything Status Quo chose to do could only be a vast improvement on their last album, Ain't Complaining, Perfect Remedy was very well titled -- and that despite being far from perfect itself. Indeed, "Tommy's in Love" is arguably the worst song the band had ever recorded...

01:12′:43″ 18 Songs

1
Little Dreamer
Status Quo
4:03
2
Not At All
Status Quo
2:54
3
Heart On Hold
Status Quo
3:35
4
Perfect Remedy
Status Quo
4:38
5
Address Book
Status Quo
3:36
6
The Power Of Rock
Status Quo
6:01
7
The Way I Am
Status Quo
3:35
8
Tommy's In Love
Status Quo
2:59
9
Man Overboard
Status Quo
4:28
10
Going Down For The First Time
Status Quo
4:01
11
Throw Her A Line
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3:33
12
1000 Years
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3:30
13
Gone Thru The Slips
Status Quo
3:40
14
Rotten To The Bone
Status Quo
3:42
15
Doing It All For You
Status Quo
4:12
16
Dirty Water (Live At The Knebworth Festival)
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4:01
17
The Power Of Rock (Single Version)
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4:44
18
Medley: The Anniversary Waltz (Part 1)
Status Quo
5:31
Released 01 January 2006, This Compilation ℗ 2006 Mercury Records Limited

Review

Bearing in mind that almost anything Status Quo chose to do could only be a vast improvement on their last album, Ain't Complaining, Perfect Remedy was very well titled -- and that despite being far from perfect itself. Indeed, "Tommy's in Love" is arguably the worst song the band had ever recorded, while "Not at All" only sprang to attention when it became the band's worst performing 45 since the very early '70s. It's also worth remembering that, while the album does abandon its predecessor's attempt to locate a new band sound, that's only because it thinks it has found one, in the form of producer Pip Williams' slick, country-rock approach. It has a little more in common with some of the band's efforts from the early '80s ("Living on an Island" would have fit nicely in here), but still you can't help wondering what was wrong with the band's own sound? And how long before they get back to it? ~ Dave Thompson