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|Paul Quinn & The Independent Group|
Will I Ever Be Inside of You
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Christian
Paul Quinn And The Independent Group — Glasgow-born singer Paul Quinn first emerged in the early '80s lending his deep, rich voice as a backing vocalist for Edwyn Collins and Orange Juice. After tenures with Yaz's Vince Cla... more »
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Paul Quinn And The Independent Group
Glasgow-born singer Paul Quinn first emerged in the early '80s lending his deep, rich voice as a backing vocalist for Edwyn Collins and Orange Juice. After tenures with Yaz's Vince Clarke and Aztec Camera's Roddy Frame, Quinn set out for a solo career, forming a support band dubbed the Independent Group which also featured Alan Horne, the founder of the famed indie label Postcard. However, a lawsuit prevented Quinn from recording or performing live for over five years; finally, he was able to issue Will I Ever Be Inside of You in 1995. ~ Jason Ankeny, All Music Guide
Sadly underrated talent!!
bluesoap | London United Kingdom | 03/17/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is the second album by Paul Quinn and the Independent Group, a band consisting of names that are familiar to those who used to (or still) listen to Scottish bands from the early 80s. Some of the members are: James Kirk of ex-Orange Juice on the guitar, Campbell Owens of ex-Aztec Camera on the bass, Blair Cowan of ex-Lloyd Cole & the Commotions on the keyboards, and of course, Paul Quinn (formerly of Bourgie Bourgie and a one-time singing partner to Vince Clarke before Erasure). The mellow, balladesque music on this CD is worth a listen in its own right, but the real focal point is Quinn's singing. I myself knew of him for a long time but never listened to his songs until I bought this CD, and I was completely blown away. Here is another tragically underrated, neglected talent in the caliber of the late, great Billy Mackenzie. Quinn's vocal style is perhaps not nearly as overwrought or hyper (compliment!) as Mackenzie's, but it is equally velvety and poignant. Just to give you an idea, imagine Bowie + Ferry + Edwyn Collins divided by 3 and you will get Paul Quinn. Actually, he is a better singer in the conventional sense than any of them. A singer who sings like these three talented musicians combined and does it even better than all of them-isn't that a reason enough for you to listen to this album?