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Rock 'til You Drop is the twentieth studio album by English rock band Status Quo and their last on the Vertigo label after nearly 20 years. Singer and guitarist Francis Rossi produced the album.

Rock 'til You Drop
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Studio album by Status Quo
Released 24 September 1991
Recorded at Bray Studios & ARSIS Studios
Genre Hard Rock
Length 75:56
Label Vertigo
Producer Francis Rossi
Status Quo chronology
Perfect Remedy
(1989)Perfect Remedy1989
Rock 'til You Drop
(1991)
Live Alive Quo
(1992)Live Alive Quo1992

"Rossi is particularly fond of 1991's Rock 'til You Drop," reported Classic Rock a decade later. "[Guitarist Rick] Parfitt hates the record."[1]

The album closes with a version of "Forty Five Hundred Times" that's one verse and three minutes longer than the Hello! original. "We were trying to make the song current for that incarnation of the band," said Rossi. "Whether or not we were successful in that… well, probably not. Musically speaking, it will have been tidier than the original – the playing would have improved. But, as we discovered on the [Frantic Four's 2013] reunion tour, that's not really what it's all about. After doing it live again three years later, we went, 'What the fuck's this extra verse all about?' – and we got rid of it."[2]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Like a Zombie" (Francis Rossi, Bernie Frost) 5:03
  2. "All We Really Wanna Do" (Francis Rossi, Bernie Frost) 3:47
  3. "Fakin' the Blues" (Francis Rossi, Bernie Frost) 4:29
  4. "One Man Band" (Rick Parfitt, Pip Williams) 4:31
  5. "Rock 'til You Drop" (Andy Bown) 3:21
  6. "Can't Give You More" (Francis Rossi, Bob Young) 4:27
  7. "Warning Shot" (Andy Bown, John Edwards) 3:58
  8. "Let's Work Together" (Wilbert Harrison) 3:41
  9. "Bring It On Home" (Sam Cooke) 3:10
  10. "No Problems" (Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt) 4:51
  11. "Good Sign" (Rick Parfitt, Pip Williams) 4:15 *
  12. "Tommy" (Francis Rossi, Bernie Frost) 3:50 *
  13. "Nothing Comes Easy" (Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andy Bown, John Edwards, Jeff Rich) 5:46 *
  14. "Fame or Money" (Francis Rossi, Andy Bown) 4:06 *
  15. "The Price of Love" (Don Everly, Phil Everly) 3:39 *
  16. "Forty Five Hundred Times" (Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt) 12:56 *
* Not on LP version.

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ling, Dave (January 2002). "Again again again…". Classic Rock #36. p. 73.
  2. ^ Ling, Dave (October 2013). "The stories behind the songs – Status Quo, Forty-Five Hundred Times". Classic Rock #189. p. 30.