PICTURES OF MATCHSTICK MEN - Classic Sixties Psychedelic Rock, by Status Quo
(Francis Dominic Nicholas Rossi)
Rest In Peace, Rick Parfitt ( - Dec 2016 )
This is relatively early "world music" from England in 1968, specifically psychedelic rock and roll with a strong South Asian sitar influence.
Here I give the original and a later orchestral version.
status quo - pictures of matchstick men - enhanced sound
edit of the famous mono single, the first hit single of Status Quo
it reached number four in Holland, number seven in the British charts, number eight in Canada, and number twelve on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming their only hit single in the United States
The "matchstick men" of the song refers to the paintings of L.S. Lowry, who made paintings with thin, spindly people on it.
Status Quo - Pictures Of Matchstick Men (BBC Radio 2 In Concert)
Published on Oct 23, 2014
Status Quo perform Pictures Of Matchstick Men live and acoustic for Radio 2 In Concert