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Bootleg LPs


1978 LIVE IN IN LYON (HFQ 227)
Side 1 - Junior's Wailing / Backwater / Just Take Me / Is There A Better Way / In My Chair
Side 2 - Little Lady / Most Of The Time / Forty-Five Hundred Times
Recorded 'live' at the Palais d'Hiver, Lyon, France on the 22nd. December 1976. "Live In Lyon" was a British bootleg which first appeared in 1978. The quality was reasonable and the highlight "In My Chair". The track listing was the same as side one and two of the official "Live" album, which was, of course, recorded only two months earlier. Unusual for a live album, "Live In Lyon" had track separation with the 'chat' between each song being faded out. The version of "Forty-Five Hundred Times" was edited, being faded out towards the end of the song. The colour sleeve had a 'live' picture of the band on the front and an off stage photograph on the rear.

1979 FIRST NIGHT STAND (Bakersfield SQ-6891)
Side 1 - Caroline / Roll Over Lay Down / Backwater / Rockers Rollin' / Is There A Better Way
Side 2 - You Don't Own Me / Hold You Back / Rockin' All Over The World / Down Down
Side 3 - Dirty Water / Forty-Five Hundred Times
Side 4 - Big Fat Mama / Don't Waste My Time / Roadhouse Blues
Recorded 'live' at the Civic Theatre, Newcastle, Australia on the 18th. July 1978. A very good quality American bootleg. It was recorded on the first night of Quo's 1978 Australian tour, hence the album's title. The highlights were "You Don't Own Me", an extended version of "Rockers Rollin'" and "Rockin' All Over The World". The album first appeared in the U.K. in 1979 and came with a sleeve listing the Australian tour dates, together with an off stage photograph. "First Night Stand" was later re-pressed by the Belgian bootleg company Raven (SQ 6891 {58 - 3032}). The re-pressing had a 'live' black & white photograph of Francis Rossi on the plain white sleeve. The Bakersfield release was later re-pressed in Mexico as a single album. Track listing was Side 1: You Don't Own Me / Hold You Back / Backwater / Is There A Better Way - Side 2: Dirty Water / Big Fat Mama / Don't Waste My Time / Roadhouse Blues. The sleeve design was copied from the "Live At The N.E.C." album.

LIVE IN LONDON
Single album, simply side three and four of the "First Night Stand" bootleg. Issued with a front cover picture of several monks. Pressed in the early eighties.

1981 DON'T WASTE MY TIME (TS 21902)
Side 1 - Is There A Better Way / Little Lady / Most Of The Time / Rain / Caroline
Side 2 - Roll Over Lay Down / Big Fat Mama / Don't Waste My Time / Bye Bye Johnny
Recorded 'live' at the Sun Plaza Hall, Tokyo, Japan on the 17th. November 1976. Poor quality bootleg version of the Japanese "Tokyo Quo" album. The sound levels varied between some of the tracks. "Don't Waste My Time" first appeared in the U.K. in 1981.

1982 READY STEADY QUO (RTS 002)
Side 1 - Junior's Wailing / Someone's Learning / In My Chair / Railroad / Don't Waste My Time
Side 2 - Paper Plane / Roadhouse Blues / Bye Bye Johnny
Recorded 'live' at the Paris Theatre, London on the 1st. March 1973. Very good quality bootleg, copied direct from a B.B.C. radio 'live in concert' broadcast. The highlights were the extended version of "Someone's Learning" and "Paper Plane". The front sleeve showed a 'live' picture of the band. "Ready Steady Quo" first appeared in the U.K. in 1982.

1983 OVER THE EDGE (BIEM 5621 0426)
Side 1 - Caroline / Roll Over Lay Down / Backwater / Little Lady / Don't Drive My Car / Whatever You Want
Side 2 - Hold You Back / Rockin' All Over The World / Over The Edge / Don't Waste My Time / Dirty Water
Side 3 - Forty-Five Hundred Times / Big Fat Mama
Side 4 - Roadhouse Blues / Rain / Down Down / Bye Bye Johnny
Recorded 'live' at the N.E.C., Birmingham on the 14th. May 1982. Czechoslovakian bootleg which appeared in the U.K. in 1983. Surprisingly, since the concert was broadcasted in stereo on the Radio, the quality was only reasonable. The tracks on side one and two have, of course, been officially released as the third album of the "From The Makers Of..." set and "Dirty Water" was the 'b' side of the "Caroline" live single. The version of "Down Down" has also been officially released as the additional track on the 12" "Caroline" live single. "Over The Edge" included the Quo rendition of the National Anthem from the N.E.C. concert, which was not included on the "From The Makers Of..." live album. The colourful sleeve design was based on the planetary system.

1984 FINITO (Kay MF 8584)
Side 1 - Caroline / Paper Plane / Roll Over Lay Down / Backwater / Just Take Me
Side 2 - Little Lady / Don't Drive My Car / Whatever You Want / Mystery Song-Railroad-Most Of The Time-Wild Side Of Life-Slow Train
Side 3 - Hold You Back / Rockin' All Over The World / Over The Edge / Dirty Water
Side 4 - Forty-Five Hundred Times
Side 5 - Big Fat Mama / Don't Waste My Time / Roadhouse Blues
Side 6 - What You're Proposing / Rain / Down Down / Bye Bye Johnny
Recorded 'live' at Ijsselhallen, Zwolle, Holland, on the continental leg of the 'End Of The Road' tour, on the 8th. May 1984. The full set was included and the sound quality was good. The highlights included the "Mystery Song" medley and "Paper Plane". The front sleeve was a good quality 'live' colour picture of the band. The back sleeve simply listed the tracks and showed the date of recording and venue. "Finito" was manufactured in Italy and first appeared in the U.K. in 1984.

1985 EARLY STATUS QUO
Side 1 - The Price Of Love 2:48 / Junior's Wailing 3:14 / Down The Dustpipe 1:47 / Spinning Wheel Blues 2:55 / In My Chair 2:41 / Need Your Love 2:46 / Mean Girl 3:06 / Paradise Flat 2:35 / Ice In The Sun 2:06
Side 2 - When My Mind Is Not Live 2:25 / Gloria 2:34 / Black Veils Of Melancholy 3:06 / Bloodhound 1:56 / Thing's Get Better 2:04 / Bloodhound 1:55 # / Neighbour, Neighbour 2:34 # / Bird Dog 2:16 #
Bootleg album made up of B.B.C. radio sessions (most of which were officially issued in 2003). The tracks marked # were credited as 'The Spectres' and were recorded on the 6th. September 1966. The two versions of "Bloodhound" differed in that the organ was more prominent on the The Spectres' recording. "Bird Dog" was a cover version of the Everly Brothers' hit of 1958, "Gloria" a Van Morrison song and "Bloodhound" was originally by the Dowliner Sect. "Thing's Get Better" was written by Floyd / Cropper and issued as a single by Eddie Floyd in 1967. The remaining songs included on the album, with the exception of "Need Your Love" and "Mean Girl", were similar to the officially released recordings. The version of "Need Your Love" featured Roy Lynes on vocals and the recording of "Mean Girl" was an later version of the song, being quicker and with the lead & rhythm guitars higher in the mix. Although the sleeve claimed that "Early Status Quo" was a 'Fan Club' issue, it was a bootleg believed to have been pressed in West Germany. The album first appeared in the U.K. in 1985 and was pressed in red vinyl. The front sleeve had a 'live' picture of the band from 1979, with the back sleeve simply showing the track listing. Two hundred copies were made.

ROAD 84 (818 947-1)
Side 1 - Caroline / Roll Over Lay Down / Whatever You Want / Mystery Song-Railroad- Most Of The Time-Wild Side Of Life-Slow Train
Side 2 - Rockin' All Over The World / Dirty Water / Roadhouse Blues / What You're Proposing / Down Down / Bye Bye Johnny
Mexican bootleg with poor sound quality.  

1990 GREATEST HITS (U/80060)
Side 1 - Nanana / Daughter / Spinning Wheel Blues / Someone's Learning / The Price Of Love / So Ends Another Life
Side 2 - Mean Girl / When I Awake / Sheila / Tune To The Music / In My Chair
"Greatest Hits" was a counterfeit album which first appeared in the U.K. in 1990. The album was simply record two (side 3 & 4) of the Pickwick album "Status Quo", repackaged in a new sleeve. The sleeve had a colour 'live' photograph of Quo on the front, with the album title and track listing shown on the back.

1990 IN CONCERT (CN 1760/S)
Side 1 - Junior's Wailing / Someone's Learning / In My Chair / Railroad / Don't Waste My Time
Side 2 - Paper Plane / Roadhouse Blues / Bye Bye Johnny
Bootleg of the B.B.C. transcription disc. Recorded 'live' at the Paris Theatre, London on the 1st. March 1973. The album first appeared in the U.K. in late 1990 and was different to the original as all the label text was in black.

2008 ON THE LEVEL (Vertigo 9102 002P)
Side 1 - Little Lady / Most Of The Time / I Saw The Light / Over And Done / Nightride
Side 2 - Down Down / Broken Man / What To Do / Where I Am / Bye Bye Johnny
Picture Disc bootleg of the 1975 album.

2008 PILEDRIVER (Japanese Vertigo RJ-5082-P)
Side 1 - Don't Waste My Time / O Baby / A Year / Unspoken Words
Side 2 - Big Fat Mama / Paper Plane / All The Reasons / Roadhouse Blues
Picture Disc bootleg of the 1972 album.

2013 QUO (Japanese Vertigo RJ-5158-P)
Side 1 - Backwater-Just Take Me / Break The Rules / Drifting Away
Side 2 - Don't Think It Matters / Fine Fine Fine / Lonely Man / Slow Train
Picture Disc bootleg of the 1974 album.

2014 DAWN OF THE FRANTIC FOUR (Spanish GATO GORDO 0326)
Side 1 - Junior's Wailing / Someone's Learning / Umleitung
Side 2 - In My Chair / Railroad / Roadhouse Blues
Bootleg available in red, grey or white vinyl of Quo's concert in Stockholm, Sweden recorded in November 1971.

2015 AQUOSTIC LIVE
Side 1 - And It's Better Now / Break The Rules / Again And Again / Paper Plane / Mystery Song-Little Lady
Side 2 - Rock N' Roll / Caroline / What You're Proposing / Softer Ride / Down Down / Pictures Of Matchstick Men / Down The Dustpipe
Side 3 - All The Reasons / Reason For Living / Rollin' Home / Don't Drive My Car / Claudie / Rain
Side 4 - Marguerita Time / Whatever You Want / Rockin' All Over The World - Rock 'Til You Drop / Burning Bridges
Double vinyl bootleg album available on either red, blue or green vinyl of the band's BBC broadcast concert at the Roundhouse in London on the 22nd October. The bootleg came with a bonus DVD of the concert.

2015 DOG OF TWO HEAD TOUR (WOW 35)
Side 1 - Junior's Wailing / Someone's Learning / Umleitung
Side 2 - In My Chair / Railroad / Roadhouse Blues
Another bootleg of Quo's concert in Stockholm, Sweden recorded in November 1971.  The album was available on either red, blue or green vinyl and came in a gatefold sleeve - which was based on the original "Dog Of Two Head" album design.  A bonus CD of the concert was also included.

2015 DON'T STOP LIVE
Side 1 - Get Back / I Can Hear The Grass Grow / Lucille / Safety Dance
Side 2 - All Around My Hat / Fun Fun Fun / Raining In My Heart / The Future's So Bright
Bootleg album from Quo's London Brixton Academy "Don't Stop" album play-back concert on the 21st January 1996.

2017 HEAVY TRAFFIC
Side 1 - Blues And Rhythm / All Stand Up (Never Say Never) / The Oriental
Side 2 - Creepin' Up On You / Heavy Traffic / Solid Gold
Side 3 - Green / Jam Side Down / Digging Burt Bacharach / Do It Again
Side 4 - Another Day / I Don't Remember Anymore / Rhythm Of Life
Double vinyl bootleg of Quo's 2002 album with poster.