(1982) 1+9+8+2

Status Quo

... read moreIt can be (and often is) argued that Status Quo entered the 1980s as little more than a parody of the l'il ol' boogie band from Butlins that once so-dominated the U.K. charts. "Rocking All Over the World," almost five-years-earlier, was the peak of their endeavors; everything since then was little...

01:43′:10″ 34 Songs

Disk 1

1
She Don't Fool Me
Status Quo
4:35
2
Young Pretender
Status Quo
3:34
3
Get Out And Walk
Status Quo
3:09
4
Jealousy
Status Quo
2:53
5
I Love Rock And Roll
Status Quo
3:16
6
Resurrection
Status Quo
3:52
7
Dear John
Status Quo
3:12
8
Doesn't Matter
Status Quo
3:39
9
I Want The World To Know
Status Quo
3:23
10
I Should Have Known
Status Quo
3:31
11
Big Man
Status Quo
3:42

Disk 2

1
Calling The Shots
Status Quo
4:45
2
Break The Rules (Rehearsal Tape)
Status Quo
1:14
3
When The Girl In Your Arms (Is The Girl In Your Heart) (Rehearsal Tape)
Status Quo
1:49
4
Half-Way To Paradise (Rehearsal Tape)
Status Quo
2:05
5
Cathy's Clown (Rehearsal Tape)
Status Quo
1:24
6
It's Only Make Believe (Rehearsal Tape)
Status Quo
1:38
7
Walk On By (Rehearsal Tape)
Status Quo
2:15
8
Singing The Blues (Rehearsal Tape)
Status Quo
2:12
9
Jealous Heart (Rehearsal Tape)
Status Quo
1:23
10
Down The Dustpipe (Rehearsal Tape)
Status Quo
1:57
11
Wild Side Of Life (Rehearsal Tape)
Status Quo
5:59
12
Lover Please / Let's Twist Again / Rock 'N' Roll Music (Rehearsal Tape)
Status Quo
3:33
13
He'll Have To Go / Pictures Of Matchstick Men (Rehearsal Tape)
Status Quo
4:45
14
Unspoken Words (Rehearsal Tape)
Status Quo
3:07
15
Blueberry Hill (Rehearsal Tape)
Status Quo
2:26
16
Gimme Some Lovin' (Rehearsal Tape)
Status Quo
2:03
17
Time To Fly / Railroad (Rehearsal Tape)
Status Quo
5:15
18
Umleitung (Rehearsal Tape)
Status Quo
3:21
19
Someone's Learning (Rehearsal Tape)
Status Quo
1:50
20
It Doesn't Matter Anymore (Rehearsal Tape)
Status Quo
2:03
21
Red River Rock (Rehearsal Tape)
Status Quo
2:29
22
Like A Good Girl / Mean Girl (Rehearsal Tape)
Status Quo
3:00
23
Stay The Night (Rehearsal Tape)
Status Quo
3:51
Released 16 April 1982, ℗ 2018 Mercury Records Limited

Review

It can be (and often is) argued that Status Quo entered the 1980s as little more than a parody of the l'il ol' boogie band from Butlins that once so-dominated the U.K. charts. "Rocking All Over the World," almost five-years-earlier, was the peak of their endeavors; everything since then was little more than a parody (at best), or a warmed-up revival (at most). 1+9+8+2 didn't alter that dour scenario. Dominated by a relatively sincere recounting of "I Love Rock and Roll," and the "Dear John" single that became the band's umpteenth hit (and umpteenth soundalike), it rattles along inoffensively enough, but you cannot compare it with any of the band's greatest triumphs -- just one more album from the band that's been going forever, and if it's already a part of your Quo collection, betcha don't play it too often! ~ Dave Thompson