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Piledriver
Status Quo
Piledriver
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
 
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Reissued 1972 album. A UK No. 5 hit LP in 1972 this was the first of Quo's 28 chart albums and the first they recorded for Vertigo Records. The top 20 hit 'Paper Plane' is included as is their version of the Doors 'Road...  more »

      
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All Artists: Status Quo
Title: Piledriver
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Repertoire
Release Date: 11/1/1990
Album Type: Extra tracks, Import
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
Style:
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 4009910411926, 0042284817127, 0602498259771, 042284817127, 766488685022

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Album Description
Reissued 1972 album. A UK No. 5 hit LP in 1972 this was the first of Quo's 28 chart albums and the first they recorded for Vertigo Records. The top 20 hit 'Paper Plane' is included as is their version of the Doors 'Roadhouse Blues'. Two non LP B sides 'Joanne' and 'Lonely Night' have been added as bonus tracks.
 

CD Reviews

Always have loved this album.
Jeffrey D. Prill | Peoria, Illinois United States | 04/19/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"First heard the Piledriver album when my brother in law brought it home and cranked it up on his stereo twenty-five years ago. Two years later, I bought my own copy and won't give it up. Every song is a gem, and the addition of the bonus track may not have been needed because this is an album that you play over and over again; multiply with the volume cranked to max. Don't Waste My Time simply pounds into every bone of your body and sends undescribable waves down your spine, then Oh, Baby continues that pleasant torture. These two rockers are followed by the blues--slower but simply ear catching only to take you off guard when Big Fat Mama slams into your ear drums. Then the finale: the tribute to Jim Morrison, Roadhouse Blues has me hopping and singing along in no time. I wanted to be a member of the Status Quo, but unfortunately, couldn't find their address so that I could audition. This album is a classic--in my mind."
Power-boogie classic
Mons | Norrpan | 06/24/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Piledriver is very different proposition from the family-friendly, knees-up Status Quo outout of the 1980s and 1990s. Heavy rock was just hitting its stride in 1972, and Quo abandoned their lightweight, twangy pop, bought distortion pedals and let rip. And what songs! Paper Plane, Big Fat Mama and Don't Waste my Time are pedigree up-tempo rockers that really satisfy (Paper Plane was a hit single). Even the ballads are bluesy and highly listenable. The only really weak track here is the cover of Doors' Roadhouse Blues. Power-boogie has never been as good as this."
Excellent!
Kevin L. Marschall | Minneapolis,MN | 02/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The high energy riffs andvocals really come throughin this work,and are nicelymixed with mellower,thoughtful tracks such as "A Year."Their best album I feel."