Along with the Outsiders, Q65 was one of Holland’s top groups. Revival was their second lp released in 1968/1969.
Revival opened with “Cry In The Night”. This was one of the Q’s greatest punk rockers, a pulverizing monster that stood out for it’s vicious, out of control guitar breaks and Bieler’s deranged vocals. “So High I’ve Been, So Down I Must Fall” is excellent but more in an acid punk style. The album’s variety could be considered it’s strength. One track, “World of Birds” covers the exotic folk-rock spectrum and is notable for some fine psychedelic guitar work while “It Came To Me” is fast and furious blues-rock.
While Revival may not be a cohesive listen, this is because many of the tracks were recorded during different periods within the group’s lifespan. During their heyday Q65 were one of the best rock groups around.
1. Cry In The Night
2. No Place To Go
3. It Came To Me
4. I Was Young
5. World Of Birds
6. So High I’ve Been, So Down I Must Fall
2. Voluntary Peacemaker
3. Ridin’ On A Slow Train
4. Fairy Tales Of Truth