200 Mph EP
Label: Hoplite Records
The title of their return after nearly three decades promises these Status Quo fans from England's north will bike twice as fast as they did on their no-budget 1979 debut EP 100 M.P.H.. They don't, and at least three of five numbers are old, but they still get plenty of forward motion out of their greasy raunch, boogie roll and salt-of-the-earth shout-alongs. "Jolly Roger" flies its pirate flag on a sunny morn; "The Knowledge" battles warheads over a motorik pulse; "Move Along" races its iron horse into a desert highway jam. And they end on stage, dedicating "The World's Insane" to B.B. King.