The Kal-Q-Lated Risk Stories

The Kal-Q-Lated Risk - part 1


From 1970-74 The Kal-Q-Lated Risk released 11 singles and an album, then followed in The Fourmyula’s footsteps, travelling to England on a cruise ship and recording an album in London for Decca in 1976. Decca spared no expense and the band’s prospects looked quite promising. Sadly, however, Decca did not release the finished album and the band’s members parted company in 1977 – still only in their mid-twenties.

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The Kal-Q-Lated Risk - part 2


In 1973 The Kal-Q-lated Risk decided to shorten their name to The Risk. “We decided that The Kal-Q-Lated Risk, with the ‘Kal’ and the ‘dash Q’ had become a bit clumsy and old-fashioned – very much the decade before,” Coulter says. “People used to call us The Risk and we thought, ‘Oh, The Risk is quite a good name.’”

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