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Thursday, 30 April 2015

Alphabet Beats #114: Q is for...The Quads

Q is for....




"There Must Be Thousands"
1979, UK No. 66


The Quads were a new wave band from Birmingham, England, active in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Their 1979 single "There Must Be Thousands" was a favourite of the BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel, who selected it as his "single of the decade!"

Despite receiving considerable airplay on the main BBC Radio 1 daytime programmes, "There Must Be Thousands" only reached No. 66 in the UK singles chart, but in 2001 John Peel still listed it as one of his all-time favourite records.  

Click on the few links to hear The Quads.

  
    
"There's Never Been A Night" / "Take It", 1979
    "UFO" / "Astronaut's Journey", 1980
    "Gotta Get A Job" / "Gang Of Kids", 1981
    "Still Moment (In Time)" / "Time To Think", 1982

On 29 August 1979, The Quads recorded a Peel session
Songs Performed:
    "Revision Time Blues"
    "I Know You Know"
    "There's Never Been A Night"
    "There Must Be Thousands"




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