Stereo Story: Status Quo and Black Saturday

Rick Parfitt, singer and rhythm guitarist with Status Quo, died on December 24, aged 68.

Our partner site, Stereo Stories, pays tribute via a story about listening to Status Quo in the aftermath of surviving the Black Saturday bushfires.

Windows open, I wind up the volume and feel an intensity in the band’s playing that suddenly seems new to me. This opening of my senses is one of the unexpected gifts of the fires. Everything that I am hearing – all the riffs, powerchords, solos and lyrics – were subservient to the pounding, limping, thump, d’thump, d’thump rhythm the Quo are famous for.

Read more of Stephen Andrew’s praise for Status Quo at Stereo Stories.

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