Are people really THAT surprised that different players in Quo sound a bit different? I know that the ITAN rhythm section was sort of dropped on Rossi, but he and Parfitt and Bown took them on, so they must have been happy with them. I find the whole 'How dare Rhino play a headless bass' argument laughable. It doesn't matter what type of bass he plays as long as the bosses think it sounds right. While everyone is rhapsodising about the Frantic Four's trademark sound, remember, Rossi used to go back into the studio on the quiet and replay a number of Alan's bass parts. A good number of them. I imagine the reason the bass and drums don't sound "too imaginative" is that Quo have a fairly tight format and that is what was required, none of that "fancy new-fangled musician stuff".