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No Electricity Required

by The Section Quartet

Rock & Roll String Quartet
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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1. Just
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2. No One Knows
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3. Grace
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4. Dazed & Confused
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5. Trouble
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6. Undertow
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7. The Trooper
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8. Detroit Rock City
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9. Sunshine of Your Love
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10. No Surprises
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11. I Believe in a Thing Called Love
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Album Notes
Who says that violins can't rock? The Section Quartet, a string quartet created specifically for playing rock music, was born from a successful series of tribute albums and has quickly become the focal point for alternative interpretations of songs by artists such as Radiohead, Tool, Nine Inch Nails, Jeff Buckley, Pink Floyd and even The Darkness. "No Electricity Required" is the debut album from The Section Quartet, and features the songs from their live set that never fail to whip an audience into a frenzy.

Linda Perry (of 4 Non Blondes fame and writer of Christina Aguilera's smash hit, "Beautiful") says of TSQ, "After the pleasure of working with their beautifully crafted arrangements in and outside of the studio, The Section Quartet is by far one of the most unique quartets I have ever heard. They're a quartet but if you close your eyes you hear a symphony."

The Section Quartet has collaborated in the studio or on stage with critically acclaimed artists such as Wilco, Grant-Lee Phillips, A Perfect Circle, Fiona Apple, Something For Kate, Sam Phillips, Christina Aguilera, Pink, David Bowie, Jon Brion, Adam Green, the Zombies and Danny Lohner (of Nine Inch Nails), just to name a few.

Reviewing The Section Quartet's headlining show at Hollywood's Largo in August 2002, The Los Angeles Times said, "They smartly sidestepped the tributees' most obvious songs, and Gorfain's arrangements proved entertainingly spirited and accomplished...these classicists seemed a lot less pretentious than the rock stars they honored." California's Inland Empire outlet Press-Enterprise states, "There are two types of tribute albums - faithful-to-the-spirit re-creations that sometimes border on reverence, or playful cross-genre mismatches. [The Section Quartet]'s series of tributes turns out to be both. The discs don't just turn children of the rock era onto classical music - they can expose classical lovers to new things, too."

The Section Quartet's new album, "No Electricity Required" bridges the gap between rock and classical music in a way that's sure to excite and inspire fans of both.


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Really like this CD. My only complaint is that it's not long enough. I saw TSQ live in Carlsbad recently and they were awesome. Can't wait for their next release.


Amazing. Great sound.
I saw them at Coachella, the first time I'd ever heard them. They were absolutely amazing. I have such a higher appreciation for violin now, and it was always way up there. Amazing job they did. I love them!

Patrick Palmkrantz

I just discovered The SQ.I'm really impressed.I'm look forward to hearing another CD.Thanks.

Erin Everett

Awesome CD that can be listened to over and over. Amazing talent and great songs leads to an all-time wonderful CD!

Gabriel Nylund

Nicely done.
This is a band that remarkably carves out their own impressive niche in the music industry. Not just recording string quartet music, but doing so by choosing to cover some of the most unique selection of songs they can. They impress while they impress.


thumbs up
A great combination of classical instruments and contemporary music.

Mike Wende

Strings rock!
This joins Lowstrung on our shelf of favorites!


great sound!!
this cd is one of the best quartet versions out there of led zeppelin and the only one I could find of the darkness. This cd rocked!!


first heard of them from listening to sam phillips. absolutely love the cd


Exceptional arrangements; Tight performances; The Paesold Power Group
Eric Gorfain has done a superb job of arranging these well chosen selections for himself and three other very talented string musicians.I am frankly amazed at how well the translation is accomplished, and had the pleasantly bizarre experience of coming to prefer some of their renditions over the original (e.g. "Undertow"/TOOL and "Grace"/Jeff Buckley)or being introduced to a piece by them and then listening to the original. I informed my initially sceptical instructor (I am an adult novice contrabass string player)that I had found a group that I wished to emulate, after listening he agreed that 'the Section' has pulled off a difficult task exceptionally well. Don't stop now - SURGE ON! And please come to Seattle so I may have the pleasure of seeing you perform.
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