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Released: 31st Jan 2005


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Released: 24th Mar 2014


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the quo's 1973 album mixed their trademark fast, boogie rock sound with quieter, softer pieces with acoustic textures & progressive structures.

the power boogie is indeed there, as represented by crowd-pleasers like ‘don't waste my time’ & ‘paper plane’. however tracks like the melancholy ‘a year’, a stark, melancholy song about carrying on after a loved one has died, prove they could deliver more. elsewhere on 'piledriver' the band turns in a very credible slow blues piece & a folk-inflected duet for 12-string guitars. still, most of the status quo fans wanted power rock, & the band obliged with one of their best pieces, the tempo-shifting ‘big fat mama’. deluxe edition includes 2nd cd of live bbc recordings.



  1. Don't Waste My Time            
  2. Oh Baby            
  3. A Year            
  4. Unspoken Words            
  5. Big Fat Mama            
  6. Paper Plane            
  7. All the Reasons            
  8. Roadhouse Blues