Saturday, 17 June 2023

Qwest - Tampico Gold (1980), Harder All The Time (1980)





We'd previously posted the second tape from local AOR rockers Qwest, so here's their first (on vinyl and cassette!). The band photo on the LP insert definitely presents mixed messages - new wave outfits with cowboy boots?! Well, this is Calgary, after all. This album sounds like the band is chasing the elusive magic that peers like Loverboy honed in on - guitar rock with a new wave tinge and the right amount of bravado. Maybe what kept Qwest from hitting those heights was a keyboard player and tight leather pants.

Get it here.

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