Hello Quo

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"Status Quo documentary"
  • 2012
  • 58 hr
  • 6.7  (122)

Hello Quo is a 2012 documentary film that chronicles the legendary rock band Status Quo's fifty-year career. The film delves into the band's early beginnings and the challenges they faced on their journey to becoming one of the most enduring and loved bands of all time. Directed by Alan G. Parker and produced by Simon Porter, the film features interviews with band members, industry professionals, and famous fans, all of whom share their memories and insights into the band's career.

At the heart of the film are interviews with band members Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt, who share their thoughts about the band's many ups and downs. The film shows how the band managed to stay together for so long despite numerous obstacles like drug addiction, personal problems, and even the changing tastes of the music industry. From performing at pubs and clubs to playing at thousands-strong stadium concerts, the band has always been committed to their music and to each other.

The film's other notable interviewees include John Coghlan, who was the band's drummer from 1962 to 1981; Andrew Bown, the band's keyboardist who joined in 1976; and Steve Diggle from the punk band Buzzcocks, who talks about the influence that Status Quo had on his own music. Other famous faces who share their love for Status Quo include Sir Cliff Richard, Brian May, Midge Ure, and DJ Chris Tarrant.

Hello Quo also features previously unseen footage of the band's early gigs, as well as archive interviews and performances from throughout their long career. For instance, the film shows the band performing in front of massive crowds at Knebworth in 1986 and playing their biggest hits like "Rockin' All Over The World," "Down Down," and "Caroline," among others.

In addition, the film delves into the band's recording process, showing how they worked together in the studio and the impact that technology had on their sound over the years. The film also highlights the band's unique style, which combined rock with a boogie-woogie sound, and their often over-the-top stage performances, complete with guitars that spun around and bursts of pyrotechnics.

Overall, Hello Quo is a must-see film for Status Quo fans and anyone interested in the history of rock music. It offers a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the people who made some of the most infectious, enduring music of the last fifty years. The film paints a definitive picture of a band that has inspired generations of musicians, and whose music continues to captivate audiences to this day.

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    6.7  (122)