status quo – pictures of matchstick men – enhanced sound



edit of the famous mono single, the first hit single of Status Quo. Released January 5, 1968.
it reached number four in (hurray for) Holland, number seven in the British charts (hurray Brittain for leaving sucking-us-empty EU), number eight in Canada, and number twelve on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming their only hit single in the United Retarded States

The “matchstick men” of the song refers to the paintings of L.S. Lowry, who made paintings with thin, spindly people on it. *

Rhythm guitar, vocals: Rick Parfitt (12 October 1948 – 24 December 2016).
Lead vocals & guitar: Francis Rossi.
Bass, vocals: Alan Lancaster.
Organ: Roy Lynes.
Drums: John Coghlan.

producer: John Schroeder
Alan Florence: engineer

PICTURES OF MATCHSTICK MEN
(Francis Dominic Nicholas Rossi)

When I look up to the sky
I see your eyes, a funny kind of yellow
I rush home to bed, I soak my head
I see your face underneath my pillow
I wake next morning, tired still yawning
See your face come peeking through my window

Pictures of matchstick men and you
mirages of matchstick men and you
All I ever see is them and you

Windows echo your reflection
When I look in their direction gone
When will this haunting stop
Your face, it just won’t leave me alone

Pictures of matchstick men and you
mirages of matchstick men and you
All I ever see is them and you

You in the sky, you with the sky
You make me cry, your eyes

You in the sky, you with this guy
You make men cry, you lie

Pictures of matchstick men and
Pictures of matchstick men and
Pictures of matchstick men and

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*
Rossi said the song is about a bad marriage: well, when I watch the paintings of Lowry they make me feel sad, just like pictures of his then wife made Rossi feel sad. Guess that is the true meaning of the lyrics.

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23 thoughts on “status quo – pictures of matchstick men – enhanced sound

  • August 27, 2017 at 9:20 pm
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    Correction to you ruudtes0, Pictures of Matchstick Men did not reach number 12 on the billboard, it was Number 55

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  • August 27, 2017 at 9:20 pm
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    so Cool song ,,this is the quo as just a bunch of young lads having fun, love it.

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  • August 27, 2017 at 9:20 pm
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    I need to be told. This is definitely Status Quo right? I'm not under the influence of the same cocktail of drugs that they're on?

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  • August 27, 2017 at 9:20 pm
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    Guitar was everything then,a catchy riff and a weird name, they had both,great band!!! One of the greatest songs of the 60s!!!

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  • August 27, 2017 at 9:20 pm
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    at 1:33 he seen something that change he whole face Expression I wonder wat

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  • August 27, 2017 at 9:20 pm
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    I love this Waaaaayyy more than "Get Even" by Mickey AvalonXD

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  • August 27, 2017 at 9:20 pm
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    I have a mad crush on Rossi in this video. Love his shy smiles and looks, so cute. Always gone for guys like that who can hold a crowd. In this video I can see myself as his mini skirted girlfriend in the crowd knowing we would be loved up later. LOL!

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  • August 27, 2017 at 9:20 pm
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    Here in N. America we heard nothing from them on the LOUDMOUTHED stupid AM radio stations after this song.
    (I recorded this song on a portable cassette recorder with the mic against the speaker of an old radio in 1969 at age 12.)
    Their albums probably got some FM exposure…if you listened 24/7 year after year.
    But I figured they were just another casualty of the psychedelic period,
    so I'm rather shocked to hear that they never disbanded…and there's Rock & Roll music I never heard before.

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  • August 27, 2017 at 9:20 pm
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    This music is timeless! So very strange to see them last year advertising for an Australian supermarket chain

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  • August 27, 2017 at 9:20 pm
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    This is such a rip off of Scorpio Rising by Death in Vegas! ….Quo hang your heads in shame!

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