MORE ABOUT THE GRAVEL PIT
The first of four Q Division releases, The Gravel Pit Manifesto (woith pop-maestro producer Mike Denneen), was a brightly original, power-pop gem that earned them Best Indie Album and Best New Band at the 1996 Boston Music Awards. Their wildly energetic live shows and diverse catalogue of power-pop gems kept the momentum going strong for the next three years. They played for hundreds of dates, opened for acts as diverse as Graham Parker, Cheap Trick, Geng of Four and Morphine, and released three more records on Q. 1997's full-length No One Here Gets In For Free, 1989-1997 Rare and Unreleased, the 1998 hit single Favorite produced by Denneen, and 199's full-length Silver Gorilla, also with Denneen. The Gravel Pit were recently voted Best Band at the 2001 Independent Music Awards.