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INDIE CLASSIC 101: #10 QUICKSAND – MANIC COMPRESSION

posted June 18, 2009, 10:15 am by Brian Rutherford | Filed Under Music News | comment 2 Comments

Tags: INDIE 101, Manic Compression, Quicksand


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Quicksand was a post-hardcore band from New York City and, retrospectively, one of the most influential rock acts of that era. They were led by former Gorilla Biscuits guitarist and songwriter Walter Schreifels, and the creative blueprint that Quicksand provided can still be heard in current hard rock trends.

Quicksand

The band released two widely-acclaimed albums in Slip and Manic Compression before disbanding in 1995. In 1997, Quicksand reunited and embarked on a successful tour in 1998 with Deftones. Towards the end of the year, they entered Carriage House Studios in nearby Stamford, Connecticut to begin work on a follow-up to Manic Compression, but tensions within the band caused them to split up for good.

Have a look at Dennis’ 2003 review of this 1995 classic

sourced from Wikipedia.org as well…

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2 Responses to “INDIE CLASSIC 101: #10 QUICKSAND – MANIC COMPRESSION”

  1. Profile photo of tosnob tosnob on June 18th, 2009 11:10 am

    Very under-appreciated band. Although I thing Slip is a better album.

  2. Profile photo of Brian Rutherford Brian Rutherford on June 19th, 2009 12:02 am

    Couldn’t agree with you more…it was a difficult decision….

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