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The Swimming Pool Q's
The Swimming Pool Q's
Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
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The Swimming Pool Q's are an American new wave/jangle pop band formed in Atlanta, Georgia in 1978. They released five albums: The Deep End, The Swimming Pool Q's, Blue Tomorrow, World War Two Point Five, and Royal Academy of Reality. The band was formed in 1978 by Jeff Calder (vocals, guitar, saxophone, theremin) and Bob Elsey (guitar), who recruited Billy Jones (bass guitar), and Robert Schmid (drums).

In 1988, the Swimming Pool Q’s appeared in the movie Brain Damage performing Corruption from the group’s album Blue Tomorrow. At a special April screening at Atlanta’s historic Plaza Theatre, presented by the Videodrome dvd rental shop, the Q’s Jeff Calder and Bill Burton introduced the cult horror classic with a short film especially created by Bill for the event. True pioneers of Georgia’s new wave scene, the Swimming Pool Q’s were founded in 1978 in Atlanta. They performed at Wuxtry’s Decatur grand opening on September 30 of that year, an in-store shindig documented by photographer Richard Perez. When they opened their first Wuxtry Records in Athens in 1976, Mark Methe and Dan Wall had already been students together at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

Beautifully designed eco-friendly double Digipak. Estimated delivery Oct 2012. THE DELUXE CD COLLECTION - The 2-CD Set PLUS a BONUS CD containing outtakes and rare material from the early 80's Q-album and Blue Tomorrow period, PLUS an autographed photo of the band. Other payment options.

The Swimming Pool Q's didn't sound much like anyone else who emerged from the Deep South at the time, and The Deep End proves they had both the chops and the ambition to make something special of their strange vision. The 2001 reissue of the album adds 13 bonus tracks to the album's original 11 tunes, ranging from songwriting demos and pre-album single tracks to an song that didn't make the cut for the band's 1989 major-label swan song; the result is as complete a look at this band's unique world view as you're ever likely.

Listen to music from The Swimming Pool Q's like Big Fat Tractor, Out of Nothing & more. Founded in Atlanta in 1978, The Swimming Pool Q’s were among the first generation of Georgia’s celebrated New Wave bands that included THE B-52’s, THE BRAINS, PYLON and . When original members Jeff Calder and Bob Elsey were joined by Anne Richmond Boston, the initial configuration of the Q's quickly established a reputation for superb musicianship.

Atlanta jangle pop rockers the Swimming Pool Q’s were part of the Athens/Atlanta, GA record label gold rush of the 80’s. And while they never quite achieved the status of scene mates like . The B-52’s and Pylon, they were still highly influential to a generation of college radio listeners. These song are still just as memorable as they were in the 80’s and despite the fact that the band reformed and put out a great album in 2003, it’s tough to beat these songs that have been going hanging around for past 30 years.

ANNE RICHMOND BOSTON, The Swimming Pool Q’s’ exquisite vocalist, returned to active service as the making of Royal Academy entered its final stage. Her alto achieves its characteristic emotional effect, most evident on the duet, "Radio in Memphis" Contributing to the album’s rare atmospheric beauty and reinforcing the Royal Academy’s themes, The Q’s supplement their guitar-based sound with glass harp, Clavioline, harpsichord, dulcimer, bagpipes, Leslie steel guitar, muted trumpet, turntables, tamboura, sitar and the Chinese version of the koto, known as the chang. As fans of The Q’s previous work might expect, the group’s incomparable lead guitarist, Bob Elsey, conducts his solos in trigonometric fashion throughout (see, "Yin Yang" and "For No Reason").


1 The Bells Ring
2 Pull Back My Spring
3 Purple Rivers
4 The Knave
5 Some New Highway
6 Just Property
7 Silver Slippers
8 She's Bringing Down The Poison
9 Celestion
10 Sacrificial Altar


  • Bass – J.E. Garnett
  • Drums – Billy Burton
  • Guitar – Bob Elsey
  • Producer – David Anderle
  • Vocals, Guitar – Jeff Calder
  • Vocals, Keyboards – Anne Richmond Boston

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Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
AMA 5012 The Swimming Pool Q's The Swimming Pool Q's ‎(LP, Album) A&M Records AMA 5012 UK 1985
SP 5015 The Swimming Pool Q's The Swimming Pool Q's ‎(LP, Album) A&M Records SP 5015 US 1985
CS 5015 The Swimming Pool Q's The Swimming Pool Q's ‎(Cass, Album, CrO) A&M Records CS 5015 US 1984
SP 5015 The Swimming Pool Q's The Swimming Pool Q's ‎(LP, Album) A&M Records SP 5015 UK 1985