After much deliberation I have come to the conclusion that Status Quo’s “Piledriver” was definitely the most important album of my (early) youth. Released in 1972, I don’t think there is a single note on the album I haven’t heard a million times.

There are many detractors, all of whom I’m not even going to acknowledge. This album (along with other early Quo releases) has rocked my world for more than forty years.

Don’t Waste My Time.
Oh Baby.
Big Fat Moma.
Paper Plane.
Roadhouse Blues.

At this very moment my well-worn original LP, bought the week it was released, is spinning on my Dual 510 … and it still rocks.


Posted by Volkher Hofmann

Volkher Hofmann (deus62) has been blogging on and off since the 1990s and deus62.com is all that is left. He loves music, literature, drumming and, most of all, real life. He thinks the open web is much more important than social networks, closed-in ecosystems and other severely commercialized online endeavors.

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