This one really surprised me. I knew nothing of this band but liked the description and the vintage. Early Who is an obvious reference point, but these guys weren’t copycats. I hear favorable similarities to The Jam and even The Fabulous Poodles.
“Their 60’s-inspired music consists of a winning combination of jangle-pop, power pop, guitar-heavy mod stuff and neo-psycheldelia, all marked by very appealing, early Who-style vocals. This is the kind of catchy, hook-filled pop that is bound grow on one even more with repeated listens.” Jeff Bale – Ugly Things
Queen Annes – Something Quick Gets Top 30 of 2014 Plug! Ok, it’s just honorable mention, but it’s still pretty cool. Charlie Doherty’s Top 30 Releases of 2014 (Starring Judas Priest, Ryan Adams, Run the Jewels, Smashing Pumpkins, Sun Kil Moon, and More) BlogCritics.com
The Rocket – Northwest Top 100 of All-Time (1988 version) #65 “This Is That” 45. “At its peak this pile driving foursome put on awe-inspiring live shows and this 1983 seven-inch captured the group’s early Who-meets-Zeppelin approach in fine fashion … grab the terrific Something Quick cassette…” The Rocket – Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows)
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Something Quick was originally released by GMR on cassette in 1986. This edition is remastered and restored to full glory, with six bonus tracks added. Why put out this old pre-grunge Seattle stuff now? Easy. It rocks like the devil himself.
Since the 80’s The Queen Annes have been an off and on proposition. In 1994, they recorded tracks in John Carey’s barn in Thrashers Corner for what would become The Mire album, released in 1997 (mixed at Mr. Toad’s in San Francisco and available at www.VagrantRecords.com ). Later in ’97, they recorded a new album Revenge with Erik 4-A, which still awaits a proper release.
After a hiatus, in 2009 they “got the band back together” to play the record release party for The Green Monkey Records Anthology: It Crawled From The Basement. They were great. Total rock stars. They still play occasionally, both as themselves and as their alter ego blues band, Last of the Steam Powered Trains (Yes, named after The Kinks song. They’ve probably covered twenty Kinks songs live over the years.) TO’C: The Steams are a blues band in the tradition of Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated. I think it is an effort to keep the blues alive - Kip can actually sing these songs. KP: Last of the Steam Powered Trains started as my pet project - always wanted to start a blues, blues rock band. This type of music is a sort of obsession of mine. We are having a blast.
Mastering Notes: I took the recordings from the best sources available and cleaned them up as much as I could while maintaining their essential character. You may hear a few weird dropout kinda things. It’s not your stereo or the CD, it’s just the way it is, so rock out and dig it. td
The Queen Annes: we thank Mark Naficy, Curly Stabler, and Martin (for all the pizzas) and everyone for their support over the years; just for being there. Especially the people who helped make it happen.