If You Can't Stand the Heat

If You Can't Stand the Heat

by Status Quo
     
 

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After the turn toward a more accessible sound that Rockin' All Over the World supposed, the British band returned to its hard rock approach on its next work. If You Can't Stand the Heat isn't so hard and heavy as Quo or Blue for You, but it incorporates subjects -- the electric guitars filling everywhere again, the groovy boogie spirit --…  See more details below

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After the turn toward a more accessible sound that Rockin' All Over the World supposed, the British band returned to its hard rock approach on its next work. If You Can't Stand the Heat isn't so hard and heavy as Quo or Blue for You, but it incorporates subjects -- the electric guitars filling everywhere again, the groovy boogie spirit -- that recover the rocking essence they seem to have lost only one year before. One of the best examples is the infectious "Again and Again," the first single from the record, but also the sweaty "Gonna Teach You to Love Me" and the danceable "Long Legged Linda," borrowed from keyboardist Andy Bown's previous solo album. Status Quo keeps on worrying here about a clean production that enriches the different textures within the songs. The job is endorsed to Pip Williams for the second time, after the successful results in Rockin' All Over the World. Parallel to the groovy approach, the band also tries to experiment with its sound, without giving its roots up. Surprises are specially relevant in "Accident Prone" -- filled with disco synths, and one of the most singular and effective songs in the record -- or in the gospel choirs found in "Oh! What a Night!" Accurate and precise performances in the rest of the album, in which also stand out the catchies "Stones" and "Let Me Fly" and the gorgeous ballad "Someone Show Me Home," made of the 12th record by Status Quo one of their most unfairly underrated efforts from their discography from the second half of the '70s. [The 2005 reissue comes along with improved, remastered sound and the single, reduced version of "Accident Prone."]

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/12/2005
Label:
Universal I.S.
UPC:
0602498259412
catalogNumber:
9825941
Rank:
44884

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Status Quo   Primary Artist
Andy Bown   Keyboards
John Coghlan   Drums,Group Member
David Katz   Violin
Alan Lancaster   Bass,Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Stevie Lange   Vocals
Rick Parfitt   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Bud Revo   Vocals
Frank Ricotti   Percussion
Francis Rossi   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Jacquie Sullivan   Vocals
Joy Yates   Vocals
Richard John Parfitt   Group Member
Andy Brown   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Bernie Frost   Composer
Peter Green   Composer
Alan Lancaster   Composer
Rick Parfitt   Composer
Francis Rossi   Composer
Rob Young   Composer
Andrew Bown   Composer
Jack Lynton   Composer
Simon Porter   Management
Gary Fielding   Liner Notes

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