Just Supposin'

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Just Supposin'
JustSupposin StatusQuo.jpg
Studio album by
Released17 October 1980
Recorded1980 at Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin
GenreHard rock, boogie rock, new wave[1]
Length40:25
LabelVertigo
ProducerJohn Eden & Status Quo
Status Quo chronology
Whatever You Want
(1979)
Just Supposin'
(1980)
Never Too Late
(1981)
Singles from Just Supposin'
  1. "What You're Proposing"
    Released: 3 October 1980
  2. "Lies"/"Don't Drive My Car"
    Released: 28 November 1980
  3. "Rock 'n' Roll"
    Released: 20 November 1981

Just Supposin' is the thirteenth album by Status Quo. Co-produced by the group and John Eden, it was recorded at Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin. Released on 17 October 1980,[2] it entered the UK albums chart at number 4.

Three tracks were issued as singles the same year, "What You're Proposing", and a double A-side, "Lies"/"Don't Drive My Car". At the end of 1981 an edited version of another track, the uncharacteristic ballad "Rock 'n' Roll", appeared as a single after the release of Quo's subsequent album Never Too Late. It was a prolific recording session, which included enough material for Never Too Late, released only five months later.

"Over the Edge" was co-written by bass player Alan Lancaster and Keith Lamb, lead singer of British bands The Case, Sleepy Talk and Mr. Toad, and founder and lead singer of Australia's successful glam rock band Hush.

The cover art work features the launch phase of a UGM-84 Harpoon submarine missile.[3]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[4]

In their retrospective review, Allmusic mostly praised the album's set of songs, commenting that they "married the expected boogie to a new wave quirkiness that was straight out of the year's hippest fashion guides. It works, as well – for the most part, anyway."[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "What You're Proposing" (Francis Rossi, Bernie Frost) – 4:15
  2. "Run to Mummy" (Rossi, Andy Bown) – 3:08
  3. "Don't Drive My Car" (Rick Parfitt, Bown) – 4:30
  4. "Lies" (Rossi, Frost) – 3:56
  5. "Over the Edge" (Alan Lancaster, Keith Lamb) - 4:29
Side two
  1. "The Wild Ones" (Lancaster) – 3:53
  2. "Name of the Game" (Rossi, Lancaster, Bown) – 4:26
  3. "Coming and Going" (Parfitt, Bob Young) – 6:20
  4. "Rock 'n' Roll" (Rossi, Frost) – 5:23

2005 reissue bonus track[edit]

"AB Blues" (Rossi, Parfitt, Lancaster, John Coghlan, Bown) – 4:28


2017 2CD Deluxe Edition reissue bonus tracks[edit]

Disc Two:

  • "AB Blues" – B-Side (Rossi, Parfitt, Lancaster, John Coghlan, Bown)
  • "Coming and Going" - Writing version 1980
  • "Don't Drive My Car" - Live - Le Mans 1981 *
  • "Over the Edge" - Live - Le Mans 1981 *
  • "Rock N Roll" - Live - Le Mans 1981 *
  • "Something 'bout You Baby I Like" - Live - Le Mans 1981 *
  • "What You're Proposing" - Live - Le Mans 1981 *
    • denotes previously unreleased live track.

    Personnel[edit]

    Additional personnel[edit]

    Certifications[edit]

    Region Certification Certified units/sales
    Spain (PROMUSICAE)[5] Gold 50,000^

    *sales figures based on certification alone
    ^shipments figures based on certification alone

    References[edit]

    1. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/just-supposin-mw0000480666
    2. ^ "Off the Record". NME. London, England: IPC Media: 4. 4 October 1980.
    3. ^ "Harpoon (missile)". Memim.com. Retrieved 23 April 2016.[permanent dead link]
    4. ^ a b Thompson, Dave. Status Quo – Just Supposin' > Review at AllMusic
    5. ^ "Sólo Éxitos 1959–2002 Año A Año: Certificados 1979–1990" (in Spanish). Iberautor Promociones Culturales. ISBN 8480486392.