Getting tricky now, with ‘Q’. (As I expect it will with ‘X’…)
Play along if you can. Any band, album, song, or artist, as long as there is a ‘Q’ in the name.
British band Queen is obviously going to come immediately to mind to many people. I am not a huge fan of this group to be honest, even though I thought that ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was something of a musical revelation at the time. However, a few years before that, I did buy one of their singles. This one.
Before Paul Young embarked on his successful solo career, he was the lead singer in British soul band The Q-Tips. They didn’t do that well, quite frankly, especially once Mr Young left them. But here they are with the cover of the old soul song. You can easily make out Paul Young’s vocal. It’s far from being a great song, I admit, but I’m struggling with ‘Q’!
Some Kind Of Wonderful
A nice old one from The Moody Blues. They were leaving behind their Blues & Soul roots, to embark on a career as one of the big bands on the progressive rock scene. I liked them doing stuff like ‘Go Now’, with Denny Laine on vocals. But this was a big hit, and showed the direction they were taking at the time. (1970)
Garbage once again, with Shirley Manson on top vocal form, and a POV video from 1995.
Well, the troublesome ‘Q’ has made this a shorter post, and left me struggling for sure. Luckily, I always had my top pick, courtesy of the ever-reliable David Bowie. So here he is again, from the album ‘Hunky Dory’, released in 1971.
Good luck with ‘Q’. I hope you surprise me!