Roll Over Lay Down

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"Roll Over Lay Down"
Single by Status Quo
Released 13 May 1975 (1975-05-13)
Format 7 inch
Genre Hard Rock, Boogie rock
Length 5:40
Label Vertigo
Writer(s) Francis Rossi, Bob Young, Alan Lancaster, Rick Parfitt, John Coghlan
Producer(s) Status Quo
Status Quo singles chronology
"Down Down"
"Roll Over Lay Down"

"Roll Over Lay Down" is a song by the British Rock band Status Quo that was released as the A-side of a live EP, Quo Live in 1975. It was released to celebrate the band's 13 anniversary.[1]

All of the tracks were recorded live and were taken from concerts at The Kursaal, Southend on 1 March 1975 and Trentham Gardens in Stoke the following night. The band released the EP against the advice of many people who predicted such a release would be a failure. It featured a picture sleeve that contained sleeve notes by BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel. The centre of each copy of the record was specially moulded to feature the well known 'four heads' design (drawn by J Ifield) from the sleeve of the Quo album.

All three tracks were included as bonus tracks on the re-release of the On the Level album.

Track listing[edit]

Quo Live EP[edit]

  1. "Roll Over Lay Down" (Rossi/Young/Lancaster/Parfitt/Coghlan) (5.40)
  2. "Gerdundula" (Manston James) (2.45)
  3. "Junior's Wailing" (K White/M Pugh) (3.50)


1975: Roll Over Lay Down / Where I am [p] 45 rpm, Live Vinyl 7" Vertigo / 6059 126 France


Chart (1975) Position
UK Singles Chart 9
Holland 2
Sweden 20
Austria 6
Germany 15
Belgium 5
Norway 7
Australia 2
New Zealand 25


  1. ^ "Status Quo discography". Retrieved 2010-01-04. 

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