Status Quo Bassists

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by shane6969, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. shane6969

    shane6969 Guest

    Feb 7, 2006
    Bendigo, Australia
    I love listening to Status Quo's bassists Alan Lancaster and Rhino Edwards. Nice driving, boogie shuffle bassists.
  2. Geddyfleaharris

    Geddyfleaharris Supporting Member

    Status Quo rock! Their 1977 Live album is greasy blues rock at its best!!
  3. "Pictures of Matchstick Men" has one of my all-time fave bass lines
  4. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Inactive

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Rhino has a great bass (Status Graphite) but not exactly a great player IMO!
  5. Thunderitter

    Thunderitter Bass, the final frontier... Supporting Member

    Jun 6, 2007
    Status Quo Live was the first album I bought!

    In defense of the Rhino who I haven't seen playing out of his Quo mode, he does what the music ask for and does that well IMHO. Who knows (who cares!) maybe he can play like Jaco too?:D
  6. Geddyfleaharris

    Geddyfleaharris Supporting Member

    I just love the guy that does the intro -"Is there anybody out there that wants to rock? Is there anybody out there that wants to roll? And is there anybody out there that wants to boogie? Tonight - Live -From the Apollo- Glascow-we have the world's number 1 rock 'n' roll band in the land. Would you welcome the magnificent STATUS QUOOOOOOOOOO!"

    Kicks a$$!!

    Pretty much as cool as Kiss's intro.
  7. I love Quo, first saw them in 74 when 'Down Down' came out as a single.

    Lancaster was the perfect bassist for them live, but in the studio, Rossi has said he
    re-did some of the bass parts on albums as L's timing was right out.

    Rhino has now been there since (what?) 1986 and is still known as the new guy.
    He plays a nice solid bass part, but has the huge disadvantage of not being part of
    the "original" line-up - something that wasn't ever really applied in the same way to
    Jeff Rich, Pete Kirschner, Matt Lettley, Andy Bown.

    Rhino seems like a top bloke and he fits in perfectly.

    As long as he doesn't decide to move off to Australia and refuse to promote
    new records, he'll be fine.
  8. Thunderitter

    Thunderitter Bass, the final frontier... Supporting Member

    Jun 6, 2007
    I had the good fortune to see a lot of bands at the Apollo in the 80s and I was at the last gig there in '86 (If I remember correctly - it was Uriah Heap)! They tore it down before it fell down and there is now a multiplex cinema in it's place today:crying:!

    It was a great venue - even if the stage was 15ft high, which meant you needed to be at least at row 10 to see the whole stage! It's funny whenever I smell dope these days it transports me back to the Apollo and entering through the doors of the stalls! Ah, happy times indeed!