Peace & Quiet
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Peace & Quiet


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"Album review"

Review from Strutter'zine Holland



This band out of Utah, USA surprised me in a big way. Their independent CD contains 9 tracks that were all produced very well by drummer Walt Jones. Musically it is hardly believable, but this is a pure Pomprockband with references to the late 70s Pomprockbands such a ROSE, TOUCH, AERIAL, LE ROUX (during 'Up' and 'So fired up') and especially ROADMASTER. In fact, some songs are so close to that band, I was almost thinking if I wasn't listening to the same band. But no rip-offs here, this band is really fantastic on it's own and it's really great to hear a band play this kind of music nowadays.

The CD starts with "Keep on pushin" and it is this song that is an ultimate dream for the fans of late 70s/early 80s Pomprock. Those piano-keys in this fantastic pure AOR/Pomprocker are making this song sounding so classic-AOR/Pomp and if bands like ROADMASTER, LE ROUX, HEAD EAST and even SUGARCREEK are your favourites, you should hear this song of PEACE AND QUIET, because this is quite similar in style. After this amazing song, the same style is being continued on the following track "Get out", only this song features female lead vocals.

"Get out" is more sounding like a classic female uptempo AOR rocker somewhere between SHEILA, TERI DESARIO ('Caught') and TANE CAIN. Next up is "Roll", a nice melodic poprocker in the style of late 70s acts such as BAD BOY, STREETHEART…

Next track "That's a lie" takes us right back into the pomprock territory of HEAD EAST, great song! Then we get to hear a pure 80s bit quirky poprocker titled "'Scuse me" which reminds me of DONNIE IRIS and MARTIN BRILEY. Following track "Leave that world" is the song to die for if you're into pure Pomprock.

"Leave that world" is really superb late uptempo 70s AOR/Pomprock which sounds like the perfect combination of SUGARCREEK, ROSE and ROADMASTER. Just listen to the wonderful piano-keys and the classic guitarsolo. This is more than a must for the fan of this genre.

Next song "Main street boogie" is the only weak song on this CD and has nothing in common musically with the rest of this great album. "Main street boogie" is a rocker like a cross between ROLLING STONES and REX. This song should have been left of the CD.

However, the closing two tracks are making this CD a true winner for the Pomprockfans. "Survival" and "Paradise" are both great uptempo pomprockers like SUGARCREEK, LE ROUX and ROSE. Concluded I can only add that this is the new sensation, everyone should check his band today.

We are the first AOR publication that have written about this wonderful new band and I think many websites and magazines will follow, because simply it's hard to ignore this great CD. E-mail the band at: and visit their website at:

(Points: 9.0 out of 10) - Strutter'zine Holland


Peace & Quiet Rock Band -
2000 Track Keep on Pushin' was a top 40 hit in Europe.
II - 2009



Band story:
Walt: The band originally started in 1965 by group of musicians in Utah, Carl Fritch and Walt Jones joined the band in 1978. Shortly thereafter, Doug Salter joined as the bass player. Doug played with Carl and Walt in Survival a few years before. Gary Horan at this time was our sound and light man, who had played guitar in the wings for many years and when the rhythm guitar left the band he stepped in... the band has also had two keyboard players, Jim Goodin and the late Mike Gabbitas. The band is currently comprised of Walt Jones, Carl Fritch, Doug Salter and Gary Horan.

Carl: Yes... Peace and Quiet was a very popular local band in the Salt Lake area while Walt, Doug and I were in another band called Survival. Survival played a lot of originals and was reasonably popular until we broke up in the summer of 1978. At that time Peace and Quiet was looking for a Drummer and Lead guitarist so Walt and I had the opportunity to join them. A few years later Peace And Quiet lost its bass player and Doug came on board with us again. We added Jim Goodin ..boards around 1980 with Mike Gabbitas around 1981. Gary has been with the band since about 1979. We have also had a long list of female vocalists, in fact we've had so many female vocalists its hard to remember all of their names. Cindy Sharon appears on the album with one of her songs. Over the years we lost Mike Gabbitas to Cancer and Jim Goodin moved to California. Cindy still lives around the Salt Lake area but she isn't with our band anymore. The remaining members have been together and playing continuously since we joined the band.