Scott Schenkel

Helpful votes received on reviews: 97% (38 of 39)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,179,108 - Total Helpful Votes: 38 of 39
Quatermass ~ Quatermass & The Pit
Quatermass ~ Quatermass & The Pit
38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
Before Emerson, Lake and Palmer, all great rock bands had guitars, right? WRONG! The musicianship, creativity, vocals and songwriting on this overlooked gem are superlative. Released in 1970, and recorded at Abbey Road, it was years ahead of it's time, ( a cliche, I know, but nonetheless true.) Members came from various English bands, and all the instrumental work, (drums by Mick Underwood, all manner of keyboards by the gifted Peter Robinson, and massively impressive bass playing from John Gustafson), is superb, as is the unique and powerful vocal work by John, (as strong in ways as Robert Plant, Paul Rodgers, or Paul McCartney at his hardest.) The songs go from hard rock, ("Black Sheep"),… Read more