Quarterflash formed in
Portland, Oregon, circa 1980, when two local bands,
Seafood Mama and Pilot, merged together, initially
keeping the name Seafood Mama. Seafood Mama was a
successful band in the Portland area, even landing their
own TV special in 1980 where they featured the song
"Harden My Heart", a song later released under the
Quarterflash moniker. Eventually they switched
their name to Quarterflash, which is an allusion to an
Australian saying that describes new immigrants as "one
quarter flash and three parts foolish".
After signing with Geffen Records,
in 1981 with a
The album featured the aforementioned song "Harden My
Heart", which was a huge hit in the US and a minor
hit in the UK. Some of you may also remember the
top 40 hit "Find Another Fool" from this release.
In 1983, they released the album
Take Another Picture, which featured the hit
song "Take Me to Heart". Their last 80's release,
into Blue, only met with minor chart success.
Quarterflash split up
in the early 1990's after releasing the album Girl in
the Wind on a new label. The two consistent
members throughout the history of Quarterflash were
vocalist Mindy Ross and her guitarist husband Marv.
In 2008, the two released a new album as Quarterflash.
More to come? The Quarterflash Discography is as
follows:1981: Quarterflash 8
1983: Take Another Picture
1985: Back Into Blue
1991: Girl in the Wind
1996: The Best of Quarterflash: The Millennium Collection
1997: Harden My Heart: The Best of Quarterflash
2008: Goodbye Uncle Buzz