SmartSellTM - The New Way to Sell Online

Sell Your Old Stuff for Cash. It's Easy & Free to List. Get Started Now.

Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon [2003 Bonus Tracks]

Album: Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon [2003 Bonus Tracks]
# Song Title   Time
1)    Spinning Wheel Blues More Info... 3:18
2)    Daughter More Info... 3:01
3)    Everything More Info... 2:36
4)    Shy Fly More Info... 3:48
5)    (April) Spring, Summer & Wednesdays More Info... 4:10
6)    Junior's Wailing More Info... 3:32
7)    Lakky Lady More Info... 3:13
8)    Need Your Love More Info... 4:45
9)    Lazy Poker Blues More Info... 3:36
10)    Is It Really Me / Gotta Go Home More Info... 9:30
11)    Is It Really Me / Gotta Go Home Early Rough Mix More Info... 6:53
12)    Daughter Early Working Mix More Info... 2:55
13)    Down The Dustpipe 7" Version More Info... 2:03
14)    In My Chair 7" Version More Info... 3:17
15)    Gerdundula 7" Version More Info... 3:22
16)    Down The Dustpipe BBC Session More Info... 1:50
17)    Junior's Wailing BBC Session More Info... 2:58
18)    Spinning Wheel Blues BBC Session More Info... 2:14
19)    Need Your Love BBC Session More Info... 2:27
20)    In My Chair 1979 Pye Promo Flexidisc More Info... 1:37
Product Details
Performer Notes
  • Includes liner notes by Dave Oxley.
  • Liner Note Authors: Dave Oxley; Dave Oxley; Dave Osley.
  • Recording information: Studio 1, Shephers's Bush (10/1970).
  • Woe betide the psychedelic groover who picked up the third album by Status Quo, dreaming of further picturesque matchstick messages! A mere three hits in a long three years had completely exhausted the bandmembers' patience with the whimsy of yore, and their ears had long since turned in other directions. It was the age, after all, of Canned Heat's relentless boogie and Black Sabbath's blistered blues, and when the Quo's first new single of 1970, the lazy throb of "Down the Dustpipe," proved that the record-buying public wasn't averse to a bit more down-home rocking, their future course was set. Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon allies one of the most evocative titles in rock album history to one of the most familiar sights in a rock band's iconography, the cheap roadside caf‚ -- crusty ketchup, leafy tea, an overflowing ashtray, and Ma Kelly herself, cigarette clenched between unsmiling lips and a face that has seen it all and didn't like any of it. Neither do the album's contents disturb her glowering visage. From the opening trundle of "Spinning Wheel Blues" and onto the closing, lurching medley of "Is It Really Me"/"Gotta Go Home," the most underrated disc in Status Quo's entire early catalog eschewed the slightest nod in the direction of the band's past -- even "Dustpipe" didn't make the cut. (It has since been incorporated among the four bonus tracks appending the album's 1998 remastering as have "In My Chair", "Gerdundula" and an alternate version of "Junior's Wailing") But six years on, when recording their live album, the Quo were still dipping back to "Junior's Wailing," the midpoint in the greasy spoon experience, and an expressively rocking archetype for all they would later accomplish. The dark shuffle of "Lazy Poker Blues," too, unleashed specters that the band would be referencing in future days, including the boogie piano that made 1974's "Break the Rules" seem such a blast from the past. Compared to the albums that would follow, Ma Kelly is revealed as little more than a tentative blueprint for the Quo's new direction. At the time, however, it was a spellbinding shock, perhaps the last one that the Quo ever delivered. You should remember that when you play it. ~ Dave Thompson
Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
Home » Music » Pop » Pop Rock
Home » Music » Pop » Hard Rock
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon [2003 Bonus Tracks] on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top