Status quo - piledriver (1972) [2005 remaster]. RapidShare.COM. 318Mb
Date: 12 Jan 2010, 09:08
Status Quo - Piledriver (1972) [2005 Remaster] FLAC | EAC | LOG | CUE | Scans/Lyrics | 44:28 | 301 MB | RS Hard Rock Though Status Quo is best known for fast and undistinguished hard rock, they were quite capable of subtlety when it suited them. Despite the name, most of the music on Quos fifth album, Piledriver, is varied and subtle enough to be interesting. The power rock and roll is indeed there, as represented by crowd-pleasers like Dont Waste My Time and Paper Plane, but so also are quieter, softer pieces with acoustic textures and progressive structures. The melancholy A Year is a standout track, a stark, melancholy song about carrying on after a loved one has died. The soft rock intro gradually shifts to a more powerful guitar piece in a way that is reminiscent of early Fleetwood Mac and has that bands delicate sense of dynamics. Elsewhere on Piledriver the band turns in a very credible slow blues piece and a folk-inflected duet for 12-string guitars. Still, most of the Status Quo fans wanted power rock, and the band obliged with one of their best pieces, the tempo-shifting Big Fat Mama, which actually managed some U.S. airplay, though no actual chart position. The album rounds off with a heavy version of The Doors Roadhouse Blues. On the whole Piledriver is an enjoyable listen, one that has aged better than much other hard rock from this period. Richard Foss, All Music Guide Includes bonus track Dont Waste My Time (Live at the 1973 Reading Festival).