Week of May 7, 2006


Jos Vanlessen - Guitars
Duk Vanlessen - Guitars
Herman Merken - Vocals
Paul Peters - Brass, Flute
Paul Vrijens - Keyboards
Jen Vanlessen - Bass
Jos Bertrand – Drums

A Quick Step 1975 SKRUUP 162210751
CD: Poor House, Japan, 0751

Their very rare and underrated album contained fully developed progressive rock featuring rich electric guitar, mellotron and organ textures augmented by brass and woodwinds. Their vocalist was also highly talented. Recommended to all fans of this genre.

Taken from Scented Gardens of the Mind - A guide to the Golden Era of Progressive Rock (1968-1980) in more than 20 European Countries, by Dag Erik Asbjørnsen, Borderline Productions, ISBN 1-899855-12-2

If this isn’t a cult classic, it bloody well should be! An incredible, magical album full of mystery and eerie mystique, it is so effective and diverse, it lures you in instantly, ensuring many subsequent, almost compulsory replays. The motif of the album is somewhat similar to the movie ‘Stepford Wives’, which came out that same year – especially the final track (“robot wives on the march?”) and the cover artwork. The great amalgamation of guitars, keyboards and flute make for a thrilling, borderline mind-boggling, experience. It is quite amazing and sad at the same time this lot didn’t have another album in them or maybe weren’t given another chance at the time.

Alex Gitlin, April 2006

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