Pictures of Matchstick Men" is the first hit single by Status Quo, released on 5 January 1968. The song reached number seven in the British charts, number eight in Canada, and number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming their only hit single in the United States. Francis Rossi confirmed on DVD2 of the Pictures set that it was originally intended to be a B-side to "Gentleman Joe's Sidewalk Cafe", but it was decided to swap the B-side and the A-side of the single.
Pictures Of Matchstick Man. Written-By – Rossi. B. Ice In The Sun. Written-By – Wilde, Scott. Track A misspelled as "Pictures Of Matchstick Man" on cover and label. Rights Society: GEMA. Matrix, Runout (Label A): C 12 746 A. Matrix, Runout (Label B): C 12 746 B. Matrix, Runout (Runout A, stamped): S 12746 A-1 Made in Germany. Matrix, Runout (Runout B, stamped): S 12746 B-1 Made in Germany. Other Versions (5 of 10) View All. Cat.
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Producer – John Schroeder.Pictures Of Matchstick Men (7", Single).
Status Quo are best known in Britain for their no-nonsense, heads-down boogie rock which they have played since the 1970s, but this psychedelic effort is their best-known hit in America, where it is a staple of oldies radio. When the song hit the American charts, the group made the fateful decision to remain in Europe, focusing their efforts on the UK market. This paid off with wild success in their homeland, as Status Quo became one of the most popular bands in Britain, charting over 60 singles. They did tour the US in the mid-'70s, but never broke the American market May he . Ed from Kansas City, MoThe mono version has phaser, but the stereo does not, because the phaser effect can only be achieved in mono.
Pictures of Matchstick Men. 2. Spicks and Specks. 3. Black Veils of Melancholy. 4. Make Me Stay a Bit Longer. 7. 8. When My Mind Is Not Live. 9. Are You Growing Tired of My Love. 10. Technicolor Dream. 11. Gentleman Joe's Sidewalk Cafe.
Pictures of matchstick men and you Mirages of matchstick men and you All I ever see is them and you. You in the sky, you with this guy You make men cry, you lie You in the sky, you with this guy You make men cry, you lie. Pictures of matchstick men Pictures of matchstick men Pictures of matchstick men Pictures of matchstick men. More on Genius. About Pictures of Matchstick Men. The matchstick men Status Quo are referring too are the paintings of L. S. Lowry. In this song, the lover is jealous of his ex-girlfriend’s sexual liberation, seeing her in the arms of an army of potential suitors
Tracklist Hide Credits
|A||Pictures Of Matchstick Man
Written-By – Rossi*
|B||Ice In The Sun
Written-By – Wilde*, Scott*
- Record Company – Ariola Eurodisc GmbH
- Published By – Valley Music
- Licensed From – Pye Limited
- Mastered At – Sonopress
- Engineer – Alan Florence
- Producer – John Schroeder
NotesTrack A misspelled as "Pictures Of Matchstick Man" on cover and label.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Rights Society: GEMA
- Matrix / Runout (Label A): C 12 746 A
- Matrix / Runout (Label B): C 12 746 B
- Matrix / Runout (Runout A, stamped): S 12746 A-1 Made in Germany
- Matrix / Runout (Runout B, stamped): S 12746 B-1 Made in Germany
|7N 46103||Status Quo||Pictures Of Matchstick Men / Ice In The Sun (7")||Pye Records||7N 46103||UK||1978|
|7N 46103||Status Quo||Pictures Of Matchstick Men / Ice In The Sun (7", Pus)||Pye Records||7N 46103||UK||1978|
|P-67.003||The Status Quo*||Pictures Of Matchstick Men (7", Single)||Pye Records||P-67.003||Italy||1968|
|100 401, 100 401 - 100||Status Quo||Pictures Of Matchstick Men / Ice In The Sun (7")||Pye Records, Pye Records||100 401, 100 401 - 100||Germany||1979|
|RR 4576||Status Quo||Pictures Of Matchstick Men / Ice In The Sun (7", Single)||Piccadilly||RR 4576||Israel||1968|