Status Quo, Batmobile, and Prong
“You get sick of the travelling. The part that matters, and the part that means everything is just before you go on stage, then being up there and have a great gig. That's the paramount part of the day of being on tour...” - Rick Parfitt (Status Quo)
In 1968 Status Quo's first hit record "Pictures of Matchstick Men" was released and the debut album soon followed. A year later their second album Spare Parts was released. Both albums are now available as special releases featuring both the mono as stereo recordings, divided on two LPs. Batmobile with the addition of horns gives their sound a totally different - but still recognizable - vibe/ groove, the Big Bat 10inch is the follow up to the RSD 7inch Big Bat A-Go-Go. We also have a rerelease on coloured vinyl, the great Prong classic Rude Awakenings (silver & black marbled coloured)
Batmobile, but not as you might know them. Their classic hits added with horns! (the Bosco Horns that is). This surprising combo was tested and fully approved by a wild audience at the notorious Psychobilly meeting in Pineda Del Mar.
Prong's distinctive Industrial Metal sound influenced subsequent bands such as Korn and Nine Inch Nails. Former New York club CBGB's soundman Tommy Victor founded Prong in 1987 as his outlet for sonic fury. Having their roots in the Thrash Metal and Hardcore scenes, Prong carved a niche for themselves - groovy, angry, massive; just perfect mosh music.
Status Quo second studio album Spare Parts is the final one in the psychedelic vein. Although not their most well-known record, a deep listening reveals that Spare Parts is an underrated effort in some aspects.
In 1968 Status Quo's first hit record "Pictures of Matchstick Men" was released and the debut album soon followed. The single reached #7 in the UK, and remains the band's only major hit single in the US, where it reached #12.