The Swimming Pool Q’s – Rat Bait 7″

swimmingpoolqs.jpgA hooky rock riff blended with a jerky arrangement makes me boop my head. This could go so wrong but it dosen’t. Add to that a nice saxophone and we have a winner. “Founded in Atlanta in 1978, The Swimming Pool Q’s were among the first generation of Georgia’s celebrated New Wave bands that included THE B-52’s, THE BRAINS, PYLON and R.E.M.

 

Country: USA
Year: 1979
Label: Chlorinated
Format: 7″
Songs:
Rat Bait.mp3
The A-Bomb Woke Me Up

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5 Responses to The Swimming Pool Q’s – Rat Bait 7″

  1. James says:

    great post here is a pretty good site with a history of the band as well as the history of the atlanta punk new wave scene in the late 70’s early 80’s http://www.unminded.com/clock/

  2. CORPUS 77 says:

    GREAT TO HEAR THIS AGIAN, I HAVE IT ON A COMP-OUTLAWS IN MY EYES USA VOL 2- WITH MANY OTHER GREAT OBSCURE BANDS-

    CHEERS CORPUS 77

  3. The Idler says:

    Seem to recall that there’s a even better version of this on an album – I’ll try and dig it out; I do remember that it was the only decent track on that album, and that you could always find copies in the bargain basement at record+tape exchage in notting hill for 20p.

    • Overly Loud Yank says:

      I call bullshite on the Idler’s assessment of The Swimming Pool Qs first album “The Deep End.” It was full of great tracks, among them “A-Bomb Woke Me Up,” “Little Misfit” and (my personal fav) “Big Fat Tractor.” It’s one of those albums that should be on every critic’s list of the classics of the Eighties!

      • thrillho says:

        i agree with yeank the deep end is great and can be found all over atlanta for cheap also the atlanta comp standardeviation is great with tracks from the q’s the restraints tha basics and other bands anyone interested in a copy let me know still able to find sealed ones

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