(Australian 1970 - 1978, 1999 - 2012)
Quill stands as one of the foremost figures in the local folk-country scene, and his invigorating love of involvement with his music is one reason why he commands the respect of Australia's top musicians and music writers. He ran The Shack (a popular Sydney folk haven) for four years, and at the age of 19 took on the Warrngah Shire Council to the Supreme court when they attempted to close down the club. He was president of the folk club at the University of Sydney where he graduated from with a BA in English Literature and Languages (shades of Kris Kristofferson). As a guitar teacher he has taught the music and written it (once a top-rate journalist for Go-Set and Daily Planet) (Extract from Go-Set Magazine, May 25, 1974 p6 - thanks to Woodynet)
In 1974, Quill recorded a solo studio album, The Outlaw's Reply, with the financial backing of Sydney-based executive producer and Trafalgar Studios owner Charles Fisher. It was produced by John L Sayers and featured Country Radio alumni: Blanchflower, Bolton, Du Bois, Hinton and Tolhurst, plus former collaborator Jones on keyboards. Also appearing on the album were Barry Leef on backing vocals, Chris Neal on synthesisers and Peter Walker on guitar. Two singles from the album were issued during 1975: "She Do It to Me" (April) and "Blackmail" / "The Outlaw's Reply" (September).
Greg Quill died on 5 May 2013 at his home in Hamilton. His family announced that he had "passed away suddenly but peacefully from complications due to pneumonia and a recently diagnosed case of sleep apnea". Aged 66, he was still an entertainment journalist for the Toronto Star at the time of his death.
This post consists of MP3's (320kps) ripped from vinyl (thanks to Micko at Midoztouch) and full album artwork. If you were a fan of Country Radio and the Dingoes, then you will really enjoy this unique gem. My interest in this album extends even further with the appearance of Ex-Bakery guitarist Peter Walker who adds some great backing guitar work.
01 - She Do It To Me
02 - Terry's Tune
03 - Almost Freedom
04 - So Now, Lady
05 - Where Elephant's Go To Die
06 - Seven Years Of Silence
07 - Crazy People
08 - The Outlaw's Reply
09 - Blackmail
10 - I Wonder Why (Bonus Track)
11 - Been So Long (Bonus Track)
Producer: John Sayers.
Executive producer: Charles Fisher
Recorded at Trafalgar Studios Sydney, Australia, November 1974 - February 1975
Greg Quill, vox, acoustic guitars;
Kerryn Tolhurst, lap steel, mandolin, dobro, acoustic and electric guitars;
Tony Bolton, drums;
John Bois, bass;
Chris Blanchflower, harmonica; Peter Jones, keyboards;
Peter Walker, electric guitar, clavier;
Russell Hinton, acoustic and electric guitar;
Terry Walker, pedal steel,
Barry Leef, harmonies and harmony arrangements.
String arrangements: Peter Jones.
Greg Quill Link (80Mb)