They're fairly well known in Canada. Not huge like Slade was, but not obscure.
Never got into them or bought any albums by them and couldn't tell you one of their songs EXCEPT for that one. Pictures of matchstick men is one of my most memorable songs from the 60s. I loved that song and once cassettes became the norm i always had a copy of that song on a mix tape. Funny i never heard anything else by them till the internet, but then what i heard on youtube i never cared for. So to me at least they were indeed a one hit wonder. That was a pretty popular song back then that was played on the radio quite often.pictures of matchstick men played on my transistor around late '67 if i recall correctly
One of the first concerts I went to in 1974 - Quo at Festival Hall. Mind-boggling at the time - a wall of AC30s, Rick & Franks bouncing across the stage, loud. Great fun. Also caught their last 4 tours of Oz and again it was great entertainment. Rick was a machine kinda in the Malcolm Young vein well before Malcolm.They were huge here in Oz in the 70's and one of my first concerts was Quo in about 78. Can't say I was ever a big fan but I enjoy tracks like Roll Over Lay Down, Down Down, and their 76 album Blue For You is a ripper.
I was at the Brisbane Festival Hall show that same tour pressed up against the stage. It was an exciting show and I think it’s fair to say that no one (other than possibly Foghat) had that sound and style.One of the first concerts I went to in 1974 - Quo at Festival Hall. Mind-boggling at the time - a wall of AC30s, Rick & Franks bouncing across the stage, loud. Great fun......