As long-lived and incombustible as the Rolling Stones or The Who. Status Quo have had an uninterrupted career for more than six decades, although we may not have realized it because they have always been there. With their boogie rock, with their infallible choruses, with their blues and their rhythm - as one of their songs says -, with their unquestionable craft and their infallible live performance.
The British Status Quo have seen before their eyes the irruption of psychedelia, progressive, punk and dozens of other styles that had nothing to do with them, but they have hardly moved. Their universe is immune to seasonal fashions. And it's a good thing it is. 120 million copies sold worldwide of their more than thirty studio albums, more than seven thousand concerts and countless industry awards (Brit, World Music Award or UK Festival) endorse them. Francis Rossi steers with a firm hand the ship that Rick Parfitt had to abandon when he passed away in 2016, and none of that has altered the infallible formula of this most vitalist, canonical and contagious rock franchise in the history of the genre. Theirs is a party riddled with memorable songs, even if there are those who barely remember them other than for "In The Army Now" (1987). A celebration before which no one can remain impassive.