The Swimming Pool Q’s came out of Atlanta, Georgia in the late Seventies, emerging from the same fertile ground that would birth the B-52s and R.E.M., among many others. After one independent release, the band were signed to A&M Records for a pair of critically-acclaimed albums – 1984’s The Swimming Pool Q’s and 1986’s Blue Tomorrow.
After a successful Kickstarter campaign, the band is proud to finally make these seminal albums available on CD for the first time. In addition, they’ve unearthed an additional disc of rarities, and even a DVD, featuring live footage, videos and interviews. If that weren’t enough, the band has some brand new material out as well. Icon Fetch talks with vocalist / guitarist Jeff Calder from the band about the long process of gaining the rights to this material. In addition, he tells some great stories about touring with the Police and Lou Reed, and how they got turned down by a record executive that told them they needed more “furniture” in their song.