Ain't Complaining

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Ain't Complaining
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Studio album by Status Quo
Released 13 June 1988
Recorded Chipping Norton Recording Studios and Ridge Farm Studio, UK
Genre Rock
Length 52:16
Label Vertigo
Producer Pip Williams
Status Quo chronology
In the Army Now
(1986)
Ain't Complaining
(1988)
Perfect Remedy
(1989)
Singles from Ain't Complaining
  1. "Ain't Complaining"
    Released: 21 March 1988
  2. "Who Gets the Love?"
    Released: 16 May 1988
  3. "Burning Bridges (On and Off and On Again)"
    Released: 28 November 1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Kerrang! 3/5 stars[2]

Ain't Complaining is the eighteenth studio album by English rock band Status Quo. Initially released on the Vertigo label on 13 June 1988, it was the group's first album on that label to fall short of the UK Top 10, reaching no higher than its entry position of No. 12. It spawned three singles, namely the title track, the ballad "Who Gets the Love?", and the only Top 10 hit among them, the jaunty "Burning Bridges", which essentially replicated the melody of the traditional folk song "Darby Kelly" within its distinctive instrumental breaks, without crediting it as such.

An unusual move by Status Quo on this album was the use and endorsement of Charvel guitars.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Ain't Complaining" (Rick Parfitt, Pip Williams) – 4:40
  2. "Everytime I Think of You" (John Edwards, Jeff Rich, Mike Paxman) – 3:49
  3. "One for the Money" (Rick Parfitt, Pip Williams) – 4:52
  4. "Another Shipwreck" (Andy Bown) – 3:48
  5. "Don't Mind If I Do" (Francis Rossi, John Edwards) – 4:41
  6. "I Know You're Leaving" (Eric van Tijn, Jochem Fluitsma) – 4:45
  7. "Cross That Bridge" (John David) – 3:31
  8. "Cream of the Crop" (Francis Rossi, Bernie Frost) – 4:03
  9. "The Loving Game" (Rick Parfitt, John Edwards, Jeff Rich) – 4:23
  10. "Who Gets the Love?" (Pip Williams, John Goodison) – 5:33
  11. "Burning Bridges" (Francis Rossi, Andy Bown) – 4:19
  12. "Magic" (Francis Rossi, Bernie Frost) – 3:52

2006 reissue bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "That's Alright" (Francis Rossi, Bernie Frost, Rick Parfitt) – 3:29
  2. "Lean Machine" (Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt) – 3:37
  3. "Halloween" (Rick Parfitt, Pip Williams, Francis Rossi) – 4:59
  4. "The Reason for Goodbye" (Pip Williams, Johnny Goodison, Rick Parfitt, Francis Rossi) – 3:54
  5. "The Greatest Fighter" (Francis Rossi, Bernie Frost) – 3:57
  6. "Running All Over the World" (John Fogerty) – 3:31

Personnel[edit]

Status Quo:

Additional personnel:

  • Bernie Frost – additional vocals
  • Paul "Wix" Wickens – additional keyboards
  • Graham Preskett – country violin on "Cross That Bridge" and "Burning Bridges"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thompson, Dave. "Status Quo Ain't Complaining review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-09-26. 
  2. ^ Reynolds, Dave (11 June 1988). "Review: Status Quo – Ain't Complaining". Kerrang!. London, UK: Spotlight Publications Ltd. 191: 18.