Status Quo - Messages From The Status Quo
Now that Pictures of Matchstickmen has turned up as soundtrack for several TV-commercials lately, it's time to shine a light on the glorious album it's culled from. Conceived in the heyday of the British Psychedelic Era and absolutely among the best in it's genre. A trademark sound with that laserbeam lead guitar, nasal vocals, the occasional tape-flange effect and last but not least: superb melodies. All songs have that undefinable non pre-fab 60's bubblegum edge. Instantly recognizable and pure pop magic!