ALAN LANCASTER'S BOMBERS - "LIVE!"

Alan Lancaster is a Status Quo 'Frantic Four' founder member and all-round British music legend…


He opened Live Aid, has sold countless tens of millions of records, appeared on Top Of The Pops dozens of times, and has had around 30 hit singles and 30 hit albums, two thirds of which went Top 10, with five reaching Number One. That's just his UK track record!


Departing from Quo after Live Aid, Lancaster joined Australian supergroup The Party Boys and enjoyed a further Number One single with "He's Gonna Step On You Again", a cover of the John Kongos classic later reimagined by Happy Mondays as "Step On". Forming The Bombers shortly afterwards with Party Boys bandmate John Brewster (of Australian rock pioneers The Angels, cited as a major influence by Guns N' Roses, Nirvana and Pearl Jam), an early incarnation reunited Lancaster with former Quo drummer John Coghlan, bringing the original 'Frantic Four' rhythm section back together for the first time in nearly a decade.


Alan Lancaster's Bombers – "Live!" dates from that short-lived period in 1989 and was recorded in Sydney, Australia. Professionally captured, the tapes lay untouched for decades until recently rediscovered by Lancaster. Now with post-production and mastering by former Quo studio engineer and producer John Eden, this stunning recording is presented for the first time by Barrel And Squidger Records.


The album was launched in the presence of Lancaster and Coghlan themselves at the 2019 Official Status Quo Fan Club Convention, prior to a general mail-order release. The first pressing - just 100 copies each of red, white or blue vinyl - sold out in seconds, closely followed by the CD. Now available on LP vinyl picture disc, in a strictly limited edition of just 300 copies.

ROCK REMEMBERS RICK E.P.

In memory of Status Quo legend Rick Parfitt - this charity 7" vinyl EP entered the Official UK Physical Singles chart at the #2 position on its original Christmas Eve 2017 release!


Collaborating to mark the first anniversary of the passing of Status Quo’s Rick Parfitt on Christmas Eve 2016, the sensational triple A-side “Rock Remembers Rick” EP couples genuine rock legends with some of today’s greatest up-and-coming artists.


CJ Wildheart, Boss Caine, Ben Marsden and Jason Hodgson with Sound Of Status and The Quo Choir – “Christmas Eve (Nanana)” :
A radical reworking of the 1971 Status Quo album track “Nanana”, adapted with the permission of original songwriters Francis Rossi and Bob Young. This is a reflective and celebratory Christmas Eve anthem for Parfitt with new lyrics by Jason Hodgson, writer and researcher for "From The Makers Of…" (FTMO…), the Official International Status Quo Fan Club. Iconic Wildhearts guitarist CJ is accompanied by Hodgson, York Americana stalwart Boss Caine, and fast-rising guitarist Ben Marsden (The Main Grains / The Spangles / Warner E. Hodges Band), before Swedish sensations Sound Of Status lead a 1000-strong crowd in an outro singalong recorded at the Status Quo Fan Club convention.


Walkway featuring John Coghlan – “Rain” :

Having supported Status Quo on numerous occasions, Walkway were due to collaborate with Rick Parfitt on "Over And Out", the solo album he was working on before his untimely death. Here they team up with legendary original Quo “Frantic Four” drummer John Coghlan on a cover of Parfitt’s Quo classic “Rain”. His appearance here marks multi-million-selling Coghlan’s first UK single release in over thirty years.


Massive Wagons – “Back To The Stack” :

Currently leading the UK's "New Wave Of Classic Rock" movement, massive Quo fans Massive Wagons have contributed their self-penned Parfitt tribute track “Back To The Stack”, which received rave reviews upon its original digital-only release earlier in 2017 in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust. Since donating their track to this EP, Massive Wagons signed a worldwide recording deal with Earache, launching them into the premier league with UK hit albums "Full Nelson" (#16) and "House Of Noise" (#9) - thus granting this EP official "Before They Were Famous" status and guaranteeing its future collectability!


All profits from the sale of this EP go to children’s cancer charity The Shona Smile Foundation (1110177).

JOHN COGHLAN'S QUO - "LOCKDOWN" & "NO RETURN"

John Coghlan, Status Quo founder member and drummer of the classic "Frantic Four" line-up, is a true British rock legend. He has tens of millions of record sales to his name and made countless Top Of The Pops appearances, with 23 hit singles (14 in the UK Top 10) and 26 hit albums (15 in the UK Top 10) - four of which went all the way to the Number One spot!


Now Coghlan returns with his own phenomenal band and a limited edition CD single containing his first brand new, original studio material in 30 years.


It's a first physical release for "Lockdown" - the thundering, rifftastic monster hit that has notched up over 150,000 video views to date and topped Classic Rock magazine's "Tracks Of The Week" poll.


It is paired with "No Return", the brand new driving single once again recalling the authentic, no-nonsense rocking sound of mid-70s Quo.


The CD comes housed in a glossy card slipcase. Estimated release date: 19 March 2021.

SOUND OF STATUS - "ROUGH BUSINESS"

Hailing from the Dalsland and Värmland regions of Sweden, Sound Of Status are one of the world's leading tributes to 'Frantic Four'-era Status Quo but, unusually, also boast a fine line in their own brand of self-penned, heads down classic rock, heavily influenced by the likes of Quo, AC/DC and Airbourne. "Rough Business" contains ten all-original gems showcasing their undoubted New Wave Of Classic Rock credentials.


This is a strictly limited edition release of just 300 individually numbered LPs in total pressed in Sweden colours - 150 copies on blue vinyl, 150 copies on yellow vinyl.


The inner sleeve has an amazing montage of live photos mostly taken at the band's explosive, career-defining appearance at 2017's Official Status Quo Fan Club Convention held at Butlins, Minehead, UK. During this event they also contributed to "Christmas Eve (Nanana)", a charitable tribute to the late Rick Parfitt fronted by CJ of Brit Rock legends The Wildhearts. The track appeared on the "Rock Remembers Rick EP" alongside cuts by Massive Wagons and Walkway featuring original Quo drummer John Coghlan, and peaked at #2 on the Official UK Physical Singles Chart in December 2017 before re-entering the chart on two more occasions.

THE TALLYWAGS - "CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE"

A genuine, one-off British punk supergroup packed with legends. This exclusive, thumping anthem entered the UK Official Physical Singles Chart at #8!


THE TALLYWAGS are:
Paul Cook (Sex Pistols, The Professionals)
Olga (Toy Dolls)
Danny McCormack (The Wildhearts, The Yo-Yo's, The Main Grains)
Tom Spencer (The Professionals, The Yo-Yo's, The Loyalties, The Men They Couldn't Hang)
Chris McCormack (The Professionals, 3 Colours Red, Adam Ant, Gary Numan)


Exclusive limited edition two-track CD single in card wallet.


  1. Charge Of The Light Brigade
  2. Charge Of The Light Brigade (Karaoke Version)

BOSS CAINE - "THE SHIP THAT SAILED"

Boss Caine is the musical vehicle of hard living, permanently gigging, award winning, Sundown Sessions curating, Busk@Dusk hosting, troubadouring songwriter Daniel Lucas. Together with his revolving door collective of insanely talented musical amigos, he has created a unique world of soul tinged, country blues loving, folk and roll, genre blending Anglo-Americana, immediately identifiable by his heartbreaking baritone.


Having notched up literally thousands of gigs of all sizes all over the UK, including support slots with legends of all genres such as Tony Joe White, Arlo Guthrie, The Undertones, Alabama 3, Richard Hawley, Guillemots, Shed Seven, The Wildhearts, and many, many more, toured with UK folk icon Beans On Toast, and American country hero Shooter (son of Waylon) Jennings, the good ship Boss Caine sails on.


Barrel And Squidger Records presents the first vinyl release for the classic, critically-acclaimed debut Boss Caine album, originally issued in 2010 and long deleted on CD.


Available in double 180g gatefold "Black Night" vinyl (200 copies only), or "Moon White" vinyl with bonus 12-track duplicated CD (in a glossy slipcase) "The Ship That Didn't Sail - Demos And Outtakes" (300 only).


“Stunning UK talent!! Really something!!” – ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris (BBC Radio 2)

“Great stuff!" - Arlo Guthrie

“A class act! The new Warren Zevon!” – Reverend D. Wayne Love, Alabama 3


THE BADROCKS

Digital singles - "Watching Me" and "Futurebright".


This outfit are new in this form though the members have been around the scene for years in various bands including a Britpop group called Twist. Even earlier than that, there's an appearance on BBC1's Going Live (ask your Dad) and lots of major label work with some of the biggest names in music.


In this incarnation though they're imbued with the spirit of Tarantino, teaming up with legendary producer & engineer George Shilling to create wonderfully evocative outlaw country / spaghetti western vibes. Here at Squidger Towers we love them, and we're sure you will too.