IQ & U

One of the small changes to Vinyl Connection this year was the cleaning up of the Album Index. (It’s a link at the top of the page.)

When I scrolled down the nigh on 100 albums that have been featured I could not help noticing, obsessive alphabetiser that I am, that there are a couple of gaps; three letters have not appeared in the VC index.

‘Shame!’ you cry, and rightly so.

So let us address this immediately.

Below you will find a poll (if I’ve done it correctly this time. If not, come back tomorrow and it’ll be fixed. Promise.).

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To guide your voting, I’ve dashed off a quick descriptor for each of the artists.

ISOTOPE – tightly composed, brilliantly played British progressive rock-jazz-fusion.

INCREDIBLE STRING BAND – strange, beautiful, whimsical, unique English folk rock.

ICECREAM HANDS – Australian power pop with a strong melodic bent.

QUIET SUN – one wonderful album only from this oft overlooked British progressive band.

QUATRO, SUZI – the diminutive bass-playing leather-clad glam rocker.

URIAH HEEP – it’ll be one of the Roger Dean covers for sure. Or maybe the third album.

UNIVERS ZERO – unsettling, complex yet elegant dark progressive music from Belgium.

UB 40 – the classic debut would be VC’s choice.

UK – minor yet well liked prog band.

Vote early, vote often, vote for as many of these I, Q, and U artists as you like and we’ll see what comes forth.

Do vote, even if you are an occasional visitor to Vinyl Connection.

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14 comments

  1. I voted for Suzi, she was HOT d:)

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    1. Ah, you have perceptively divined the exact slant I would bring to a piece on ‘Can The Can’.

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  2. My browser doesn’t seem to show an active polling mechanism, but it looks like it worked for another VC reader…?

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    1. Don’t know what is happening there, JDB. Seems to be working in other jurisdictions. Maybe turn your computer off then on and try again. 😉

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      1. It was my browser, Bruce. I’ve now logged my votes. Hint: you’ve gotta respect a band that names itself for a Charles Dickens character, even though the character was a bit of a pill!

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        1. You are of course referring to Mr Pickwick’s paramour, Miss Quatro.
          I remain,
          Your very ‘umble servant,
          etc.

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  3. I think Uriah Heep are hot!

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  4. The two I voted for are out to an early lead!

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  5. I’ll take all the Heep you’ve got!

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  6. Icecream Hands got my vote (never heard of ’em, but they sound like the kinda band I’d dig).

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  7. Howabout Unicorn (produced by David Gilmour)? https://youtu.be/PDssNn8PvDU

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    1. Don’t know that album. Worth checking out?

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      1. It’s worth a listen (“No Way Out of Here” was covered by Gilmour on his first solo LP).

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  8. Thanks to everyone who participated – this poll worked well and produced a result!

    In the fullness of time, posts will be, er posted on the people’s choice selection.

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