BOX 3 Compact Disc Nuovo Catalogo: Hear No EvilRecordings HNEBOX103 3CD Remastered Box Set Edition By 1976, with Quo taking a well-earned break, drummer John Coghlan put together “Diesel”, a loose group of Coghlan’s musician mates, including Micky Moody, Bob Young and Jackie Lynton, among others, and often joined by his Quo bandmates, Rick Parfitt and Andy Bown, to play a show at London’s legendary Marquee Club. Diesel would be a band that Coghlan would return to and reassemble whenever Quo were off the road, and when suitable band members could be enlisted. Diesel would record a whole studio album, but only the single ‘River Of Tears’ backed by ‘No Moon Shines’ would see the light of day, and even then as a limited Swedish release on the Vastfront Produktion label in 1992. The album was subsequently shelved, but it didn’t seem right for this collection to languish in the vaults unreleased, so now we have “Flexible Friends”, named after the fact that by its very nature, the line-up of Diesel had to remain flexible, dependent on who was around at the time and available to join in. .But Diesel were first and foremost a live band, and this set has been augmented with the soundtrack from a July 1985 gig at their regular stomping ground, Wardour Street’s Marquee Club. .Remastered from the original tapes, John Coghlan’s Diesel has been overseen by long-time Quo associate Bob Young and John Coghlan himself.