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Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Music Profile: Status Quo



British band Status Quo started out in the late 60's as a psychedelic rock band, scoring an early hit on both sides of the Atlantic with Pictures of Matchstick Men. Future psychedelic rock releases failed to make an impact, so the band switched to boogie rock. They never again charted a single in the U.S., but remained big in the U.K. through the 70's and 80's.

Why bring up this band today? Status Quo's song Burning Bridges was remade into Come On You Reds in 1994, in a performance by the Manchester United Football Squad, creating a huge #1 hit in the U.K. And this soccer club is in the news in America today, thanks to the controversy over the club's purchase by Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner Malcolm Glazer.

English Premiereship League soccer in the American sports news? Who knew?

Check out ESPN Page 2's handy comparison between the U.S. and the U.K., and American football and the sport we call soccer.

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