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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Quickflight - Breakaway


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drivebyMEDIA said...

wow ...quickflight a great band i haven't dug that out in awhile i also like decent beat

Pete said...

I really like the music and lyrics on this one. Reminds me of the Cars. The lyrics here were bold and evangelical. I guess I felt the lyrics were too obscure and artsy on Decent Beat. (A couple of months ago I digitized this album; I didn't know at the time that anyone shared it on the net! Thanks!)

PhiLiP s. SchMidT said...

Christian music’s hallowed response to quirky synth-driven rock of artists like Gary Numan and The Cars.

These Canadians were one of the first on the new wave scene with Ric de Groot behind the keys, Pete Cordalis on lead guitar, Doug Giesbrecht on bass, Gary Hendricks on drums and Mike King on rhythm guitar.

All five share in the songwriting which includes such classic titles as:

‘Pink Shirts’
‘Modern Romans’ &
(“I’m boarding my shuttle going to leave this base, light speed forward ‘til I see your face”).

From the heyday of the gutsy Tunesmith label.


The Archivist
4th Edition

PhiLiP s. SchMidT said...
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PhiLiP s. SchMidT said...

Quickflight was a heavy electronic band hailing from Canada.

Their first album, 'Breakaway', presented them as the up-and-coming next big thing on the order of synthesizer-driven arena rockers like Styx & A Flock Of Seagulls, albeit with slightly more of a new-wave edge.

Their concerts were major productions for the time, & featured lots of Star Wars-era sound and light effects.

An affectionate profile in CCM announced that each one of the band members was a solo artist in his own right.

The group was also said to have played together for four years and to have a sound that was "incredibly tight".

Breakaway includes one regional (Canadian) radio hit - 'Pink Shirts' - in addition to the energetic title track.

Explicitly Christian fare can be found in the confrontational 'Atheist'.

A track called 'Modern Romans' addresses the contemporary Iranian hostage crisis with reference to the failed rescue mission ordered by President Carter.