| 16 April 1982|
| Mountain Studios, Montreux, Switzerland|
Status Quo albums, Rock music albums
1+9+8+2 (official title in other sources as 1982), is the fifteenth studio album by rock band Status Quo, released on 16 April 1982. It was the first to include new drummer Pete Kircher, who had recently replaced John Coghlan, and also the first to credit keyboard player Andy Bown as a full member of the band; on the previous few releases he had merely been listed as a guest musician although he had long been an integral member in all but name.
Its release came shortly before the band appeared at a concert at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, in the presence of the Prince of Wales, and the resulting publicity probably helped to send it to an entry position of No. 1 in the album chart, making it their fourth and last No. 1 album. Nevertheless, it received a lukewarm reception from fans. "Dear John", the first single and the only track not written by any of the band, reached No. 10 in the UK, but "She Don't Fool Me" stalled at No. 36.
1982 was the 20th anniversary of band members Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster first meeting each other, and the sum of the numbers 1+9+8+2 is 20 (shown as the Roman numerals 'XX' underneath the album title), hence the name of the album.
Side twoThe two live tracks also appeared on the album Live at the N.E.C., released later the same year.
Francis Rossi – vocals & lead guitar
Rick Parfitt – vocals & guitar
Alan Lancaster – bass & vocals
Andy Bown – keyboards & backing vocals
Pete Kircher – drums & backing vocals
Bernie Frost – backing vocals
1She Don't Fool Me4:341+9+8+2 Wikipedia
3Get Out and Walk3:11