The Quarrymasters

By Odd Starter

There's not a lot that can be said about the Quarrymasters that hasn't already been said by countless anthologies, music video compilations, tell-all celebrity biography and irate opinion pieces in tabloid newspapers, so I won't try and say anything new about them. Put simply, The Quarrymasters were quite simply the most influential band, possibly in all history. Combining the fresh, experimental London sound with the well-trod Russian beat, Frank Zappa, John Lenin, Ziggy Stardust and Hilary Clinton's music simply defined their generation, having at least three songs in the charts at any given time, and cementing the artistic reputation of the United Isles of Europe.

It would be an injustice to choose their "best" songs (not that anyone could agree on which were the best anyway), but perhaps some of their most-played songs include:

It's a testament to the power of their music that The Quarrymaster's aren't most remembered for Lenin's mysterious disappearance in 1980, and that it's always the music that people remembered. I admit, I was one of their biggest fans, and still am, so I simply can't talk about them impartially. They were, simply, geniuses, and no simple entry could ever truly do them justice.

See: United Isles of Europe, John Lenin, Zappa, Frank


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