Fakin' The Blues

Album: Rock 'til You Drop (1991)
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  • Francis Rossi wrote this song about the band's role in music at the time. He speaks of how many bands have tried and failed to do what Status Quo does: Blues. He is commenting on the artists trying and failing to replicate blues with the proper 'Feel,' hence the faking of the Blues.
  • Regarding the lyrics: "Isn't it time for a turnaround," a turnaround is used by Blues musicians to end a section of the song like a verse or chorus, something that Rossi clearly believes people "don't know."
  • Like many Status Quo songs, this is a Shuffle, giving the song a Bluesy feel. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Greg - Barking, Germany, for all above
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