Quartz were an English hard-rock/metal band from Birmingham that released a self-titled album on Jet Records in 1977, followed by Stand Up and Fight on MCA in 1980. The band’s intended third album, recorded circa 1981/82, was ultimately released more than three decades later as Too Hot to Handle. In 1983, the band released Against All Odds on NWOBHM-specialty label Heavy Metal and then folded until the 2010s.

Members: Mike Hopkins (guitar), Malcolm Cope (drums, percussion), Mike Taylor (lead vocals, 1977-81), Derek Arnold (bass, vocals, 1977-80), Geoff Nicholls (guitar, keyboards, 1977-79), Steve McLoughlin (bass, 1981-83), David Garner (lead vocals, 1981-82), Geoff Bate (lead vocals, guitar, piano, 1982-83)


  • Quartz (1977)
  • Stand Up and Fight (1980)
  • Live Quartz (live, 1980)
  • Against All Odds (1983)
  • Too Hot to Handle (2015, recorded 1981–82)

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