Buying the albums sampled on “Picnic”.
Here in Sheffield, UK, we are blessed still to have one or two record shops, emporia which worldwide are now on the brink of extinction. Of the few we have here, perhaps the most celebrated is Record Collector, situated in the suburban West Side shopping precinct called Broomhill.
I was browsing the contents of the shop one day in 2005, and noticed an upper rank short shelf labelled “Progressive”, which had maybe 40 or 50 CDs arranged neatly in a row. Naturally I had to investigate, and found there to my intense surprise and pleasure a CD version of “Quatermass”, which I purchased immediately and with great joy.
This CD comes from the wonderful people at Repertoire Records, and is a 1996 release REP 4620-WY. It comes with a brilliant 16 page colour insert, which includes compendious notes by Chris Welch, datemarked London 1996. The booklet is choc-ful of colour pictures of heavy indusrtial machinery, on every page except the trademark front and back covers.
The only pictures of the three chaps in the group are postage stamp size black and white ones at the foot of Page 12. At the foot of Page 13 they are named as:
John Gustafson – Vocals & Bass Guitar
Pete Robinson – Keyboards
Mick Underwood – Drums.
The CD comes with two bonus tracks.