Angels, a work ‘for electric string quartet‘, is credited with inspiring the creation in Seattle of the adventurous Kronos Quartet(*), which performs it first. Kronos moves to San Francisco in 1978 and releases first album In Formation in 1982. The group’s discography now includes over 40 studio albums, most released on Nonesuch Records.
It’s now considered one of the more important Brit albums ever. It’s rated one of the top-50 albums by the Guardian; NME calls it the greatest British album of all time; 40,000 vote it #7. The Roses disband in 1996 after two albums, but re-unite in 2012 for a Reunion Tour.