Mick Underwood, John Gustafson, Pete RobinsonQuatermass
was a progressive hard rock
group from London, England
. The group consisted of John Gustafsonnote
(bass, vocals), Pete Robinsonnote
(keyboards), and Mick Underwoodnote
(drums), and was active for a considerably brief period of the early 1970s
Eschewing the seemingly prerequisite guitar in favor of lead bass
, and epic organ lines
out the wazoo, the group's groundbreaking sound saw them touted by their label, Harvest, as a "band of the future," destined for greatness. The group released a self-titled album in 1970, a formative entry in progressive rock; they dissolved shortly thereafter due to a lack of commercial success, rendering them a well-remembered Cult Classic
still held in high regard by prog enthusiasts today.
The group was resurrected under the informal name of Quatermass II
in The Nineties
, with Underwood as the sole original member (and Gustafson as a songwriter). They released one album before the group was disbanded for the second and last time at the close of the decade.
Not to be confused with the Quatermass
franchise, though the band was indeed named after it.
- Quatermass (1970)
- Quatermass II: The Long Road (1997)
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