Q5 is an American hard rock/heavy metal band from Seattle, Washington. Their first studio album, titled Steel the Light, came out in 1984. However, the group faced internal divisions that ultimately ended the project before the 1980s came to a close.
5. Ain't No Way to Treat a Lady.
The success of "STEEL THE LIGHT" led them to eventually sign with Polygram/Squawk for their 1985 sophomore release "WHEN THE MIRROR CRACKS". Due to personal differences, the original lineup dissolved shortly after this release. In 1991, Jonathan K and Rick Pierce released a new project called "NIGHTSHADE" with its first album titled "DEAD OF NIGHT" (Music For Nations), with drummer Jeffrey McCormack and bassist Anthony Magnelli. This album was partially comprised of material that was to be the third Q5 cd, and it too received worldwide critical acclaim.
I'm back to making full albums Note: the first pic you see is the new artwork for steel the light while the second one you see is the original (I think) Track 1 missing in action 0:00 Track 2 lonely lady 3:02 track 3 steel the light 7:03 track 4 pull the trigger 13:11 track 5 ain't. no way to treat a lady 17:10 track 6 in the night 19:41 track 7 come and gone 24:17 track 8 rock on 28:46 track 9 teenage runaway 32:13. I appreciate everyone who has heard and enjoyed this album. We are still playing live and if you are interested in seeing what we are up to check out our official Q5 FB page.
It is an album which I believe bridges perfectly the 'heavy' bands of 70s with the heavy metal ones of the 80s. Fantastic and wide ranged vocals from Jonathan K. and blistering riffs from Floyd Rose and Rick Pierce throughout the album. I find it extremely difficult to distinguish good songs from bad ones because none falls short
The first Q5 demo was financed by both since Floyd had not yet sold the manufacturing and distribution rights to his tremelo system. Rick Pierce was not on the first Q5 demo, however Evan Sheeley and Gary Thompson of TKO were. Most of Q5's financing came in the way of advances from the various record and production companies. This was the standard of those times.