Did Status Quo have to record their own "Stecker raus" album 20 years after the climax of unplugged mania? Oh, yes! The arrangements are impressive, not only creative, but also tasteful, which you can't necessarily say from the inside cover with the naked Quos (at that age - at least they cover their **** with guitars). "Pictures Of Machtstick Men" gets a fresh cell cure through the great strings without losing the typical sixties feeling. "Paper Plane" and "Down Down" experience a real push with an accordion. It's the same with "Again And Again", which got a cool Cajun painting. The title selection was also successful: From very early tracks to new tracks Quo bring a sophisticated cross section. In times in which former progressive rockers produce blatant elevator music - in former times they wanted to blow up musical dimensions - and arrogant jazzers record meek background sounds for private television for 20 euros, Quo show wit and joy of playing. And music should be fun.
Top track: Pictures Of Machtstick Men