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Status Quo - Pictures Of Matchstick Men (1968)

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Francis Rossi confirmed on DVD2 of the Pictures set that it was "Pictures of Matchstick Men" is one of a number of songs.
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In England, Status Quo is an institution, a hard-boogieing, highly revered band with dozens of hit singles and more than 30 albums to its name. In the United States, Status Quo is a one-hit wonder. A name change to the Spectres led to a couple of singles that failed to chart but by the summer of , with a series of lineup changes—most notably the addition of Rick Parfitt on rhythm guitar—and another new name, this time to Status Quo they wanted to call themselves Traffic, but Steve Winwood beat them to it , things began happening for the band. Lowry but the lyrics, like those of many other songs of the era, were more impressionistic than about anything specific. It begins….

Status Quo: ‘Pictures of Matchstick Men’ and You

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As the mouthful of a title would suggest, the record was an adventure in psychedelic rock. It was only the failed launch of the next single that led Status Quo to abandon psychedelia and change their sound entirely. The sound makes it feel like everything is spinning, stopping only briefly for guitar solos. The song is often used in advertisements to this day due to the lasting impact of its mesmerizing effects. Its commercial use is a testament to the fact that it holds up, and that it works like any psychedelic song should and takes the listener on a journey to another place. So throw on some headphones and let the Matchstick Men take you away. He has been a lifelong listener of the Impact and credits the station with defining his taste in Music.

The song reached number seven in the British charts , number eight in Canada, and number 12 on the Billboard Hot , becoming their only hit single in the United States. There are two versions of the song, a stereo and mono version, with significant differences: the mono version, which was the original single, has the trademark wah-wah guitar in the breaks between lyrics, but the stereo version omits it. The song opens with a single guitar repeatedly playing a simple four-note riff before the bass , rhythm guitar , drums and lyrics begin. The band's next single release, "Black Veils of Melancholy", was similar but flopped, which caused a change of musical direction. Rossi living in a prefab in Camberwell at the time [7] later said of the song:. I wrote it on the bog. I'd gone there, not for the usual reasons






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