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Quantum Jump

Quantum Jump was a 1970s British cult band, consisting of Rupert Hine, Mark Warner, John G. Perry and Trevor Morais.


Quantum Jump's former frontman, Rupert Hine, became the successful producer of The Fixx and Howard Jones.

Quantum Jump's sound is in a niche. Fusion, Funk, Jazz Rock, and it's hard to grasp. Hine formed another band in the mid 1980s, called Thinkman.

In addition, there is the Soundtrack album Better Off Dead on A&M, Rupert Hine, Cy Curinin (The Fixx), Martin Ansell, Terri Nunn, Thinkman, E. G. Daily. The production is centered around Rupert Hine, and this is the first appearance of Thinkman.

Quantum Jump scored a considerable hit in 1979 with their single The Lone Ranger, which had been widely played by Kenny Everett on both his radio and TV shows. The single features an altered and extended chant of the name Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu, a Maori village,but made to sound on the record as if it were Native American, in keeping with the Lone Ranger and Tonto theme. The novelty factor is likely to have been the main reason for the record's exposure and success, but sadly was a one hit wonder.

On the record the chant goes: