Quill (album)

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Studio album by Quill
Released 1970 (1970)
Length 38:46
Label Cotillion

Quill is the only album by the band of the same name, released in 1970 on the Cotillion Records label. Although largely ignored upon release, the album has regained "cult" status with the advent of modern technology, such as downloading. The album is notable for its use of both minimalist (Yellow Butterfly, Too Late) and extravagant (They Live The Life, BBY, Shrieking Finally) sounds, on the same album. It is commonly criticized for its heavy use of unconventional chord changes and odd sound dynamics, which sometimes range from standard blues changes to completely original chord patterns and its mostly pessimistic, often dark lyrics. For many reasons, the album was not a critical, nor commercial success.

Like many other albums of this time, the album was produced solely by the members of the band themselves.

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed by Jon and Dan Cole, unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Thumbnail Screwdriver" – 5:22
  2. "Tube Exuding" – 3:47
  3. "They Live The Life" – 9:16
  4. "BBY" – 4:58
  5. "Yellow Butterfly" – 4:09
  6. "Too Late" – 3:52 (Norm Rogers)
  7. "Shrieking Finally" – 7:30