What does it sound like?:
Bruce Thomas was the bass player in a small country-rock band called Quiver in the early 1970’s, a band which never really got further than a support act on the college circuit and their two, slow- selling albums on Warner Bros.
The band joined forces with a Scottish folk duo called The Sutherland Brothers, in 1973. The brothers had 2 albums on Island, a horde of good songs and Quiver needed good songs when, after just a few gigs, their singer and songwriter upped and left. Over the next year, Bruce Thomas found himself constantly at odds with Gavin Sutherland (not difficult, by all accounts) and, during The Sutherland Brothers & Quiver’s 1974 European Tour, Bruce was asked to leave. The band was about to go into the studio so asked Tex Comer from Ace to fill in on bass for a few gigs. The brothers then tried to persuade Comer to join their band.
Paul Carrack, Ace’s singer, had never written a song before but the possibility that his friend could be tempted to leave by a band with a better budget and better songs prompted him to sit down and write: » Continue Reading.