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Quicksand

Quicksand were one of the most influential New York post-hardcore bands of the early to mid-90's, led by Gorilla Biscuits mastermind/guitarist Walter Schreifels. Quicksand provided the blueprint for many bands to follow in their footsteps. British bands such as Hundred Reasons and Hell is for Heroes are two such artists who take their cues from this band. Many fans have noted that popular alt-rock act Tool seem to have molded their signature sound from Quicksand's release.

The band released two widely-acclaimed albums in Slip and Manic Compression before disbanding in 1995. In 1 ...read more

Quicksand were one of the most influential New York post-hardcore bands of the early to mid-90's, led by Gorilla Biscuits mastermind/guitarist Walter Schreifels. Quicksand provided the blueprint for many bands to follow in their footsteps. British bands such as Hundred Reasons and Hell is for Heroes are two such artists who take their cues from this band. Many fans have noted that popular alt-rock act Tool seem to have molded their signature sound from Quicksand's release.

The band released two widely-acclaimed albums in Slip and Manic Compression before disbanding in 1995. In 1997, Quicksand reunited, and embarked on a successful tour in 1998 with The Deftones. Towards the end of the year they entered the studio to begin work on a follow-up to Manic Compression, but tensions within the band caused them to split up for good.

Quicksand emerged from the ashes of the failed Moondog project and grew into one of the most underrated bands of the 1990s. From their first show in the condemned tenement, ABC No Rio in New York City, to their break-up on October 12, 1995 after a show at the Hollywood Grand in Los Angeles, Quicksand created some of the most progressive music of the decade. Since their break-up a small, but dedicated fan base has kept the hope alive that the rest of the world will someday catch on.

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LPs
Manic Compression
1995

4
130 Votes
Slip
1993

4.1
270 Votes
EPs
Quicksand
1990

3.6
31 Votes

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