30 December 2016
RIP Rick Parfitt
I began writing yesterday about the 40th anniversary of my enthusiastic participation in the Punk Rock Rebellion but while researching just what day it was I saw Eddie and the Hot Rods, The Stranglers and The Adverts (my first exposure to the rock 'n' roll that was much better than pretty much everything I had been listening to up to then) I came across news of Status Quo guitarist and songwriter Rick Parfitt's death on Christmas Eve.
Rick wrote or co-wrote both my most listened to Status Quo songs: Mystery Song and Rain - both off their Blue For You album.
Status Quo were my favourite rock 'n roll band until I heard the Sex Pistols. I will be listening to them until I too die.
North America was never kind to the band so far as sales went. Deaf cunts, we are.
Thanks for the music Rick Parfitt. You were my kind of motherfucker.