Status Quo have just released the rock documentary 'Hello Quo' directed by Alan G Parker. MetalTalk's Mark Taylor recently caught a sneak preview, which he originally reviewed for the Record Collector Magazine's Newsletter, and you can read his thoughts right here.
Hello Quo!: London Soho Fox Screening Rooms, 14/9/12
Status Quo's 'Hello Quo!' goes on sale on DVD and BD on 29 October. And it's the ultimate Quo documentary, clocking in at a whopping 150 minutes. This is one Quoathon that will leave you with a head-banging neck-ache to remember! You may have heard some of the stories forty five hundred times before, but why don't we do it again and again?!
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Told in chronological order, album by album, the story unfolds from their early beginnings at Butlin's Minehead, with a rare account from the twin Harrison sisters, who talk about a young Rick Parfitt teaming with the rest of the band to form the Quo.
From the psychedelic mod leanings of 'Pictures Of Matchstick Men' that inspired a young Paul Weller, who appears in the doc, along with Brian May, Jim Lea (Slade), Jeff Lynne (E.L.O) Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy), Pete Shelley (Buzzcocks), Midge Ure and Cliff Richard, right through the 70s denim years, we go to the End Of The Road and beyond.
Members past and present talk in candid detail and intriguing honesty, and for a generation brought up on Monty Python, expect some good ole British humour from Parfitt and Rossi. And the best is saved until last, with a magical reunion of Rossi, Parfitt, Lancaster and Coughlan.
The official premiere was held last Monday at London's Leicester Square on October 22nd with the current line up all in attendance along with original drummer drummer John Coughlan as was directer Alan G Parker and below you can see the various interviews from the red carpet as well as a Q&A with the members of Quo recorded after the screening with host Paul Gambaccini.