The Quads to appear for the first time on download.
One of the great forgotten moments in Birmingham’s musical history is set to be revived with the re-release of There Must Be Thousands, the debut single from power pop band The Quads.
The original version of the song, released in 1979, found immediate favour with legendary radio presenter John Peel, who named it his Single of the Decade. Peel’s consistent support for the band was largely responsible for the record reaching Number 66 on the UK Charts and in 2001, he still listed it as one of his all-time favourite records.
With its blistering rallying cry against the establishment “The world’s a changing place, your views are history,” in this era of global crisis, economic collapse and authoritarian leaders, Big Bear Records, the original UK indie label, decided that once again, “There must be thousands who will look at you, the things you do, and tell you that you’re wrong”.
Now for the first time, There Must Be Thousands, Undertones-esque B-side You Gotta Jive and anti-unemployment anthem Gotta Getta Job have been remastered and reissued as a digital only EP.
All three tracks are now available to stream online on all major platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, Youtube, Amazon Music and Deezer – click here to be taken to the EP on your platform of choice.