Requirements

There is no pre-requisite for membership other than giving us a short summary of who you are, where you live and how long you've been into IQ. Not only is this interesting for everyone else, but it also (thankfully, rarely) helps us weed out any nasty ebay traders (or similar) that any of us have dealt with before.

You don't need to have been following IQ for 5, 10, 25, 35 years..........
some of our members have been following the band since the days of The Lens, or since the earliest IQ shows; others will have seen the band maybe once or twice because of the infrequency of touring outside Europe and the United Kingdom; and others have never seen the band play. We are all equal. There is no hierarchy, no snobbery. You came here (hopefully) because you like IQ, and so do we.

How it works

Shows are added to an online Dropbox library to which you will be granted access. You will need a Dropbox account (basic account is free) and you will be given access to the Collected Underground folder.

***By doing so, you agree that your email address will be visible to other members of this group.

If you are not happy with this, please do not sign up

OR you could always create a different email address to use with CU's Dropbox***

Shows are generally uploaded in 'typical' formats seen on other download sites (FLAC for example)

All shows (both existing and for launch in the future) are approved by Peter Nicholls. We have fantastic support from the band and there are very few 'NOs' - however it is Peter's right to disallow and for that reason only CU moderators have sufficient rights to upload shows*

*we are always happy to accept new shows - it just means you have to contact us via email here, and the either upload or send the show to Malc (in the UK).
Malc solely deals with getting the shows to/from and liaising with Peter Nicholls.


Sign up

To continue with an application :

Click the link below this section to send an email to the CU Admin to ask for membership. We request that all applicants tell us a little bit about themselves when applying. Without your more detailed introduction message, we cannot approve your membership. As we said above, this just lets us know if any of the members has dealt with any rogue ebay traders (or similar) and allows us to keep the group operating as freely as it does and with the continued cooperation of the band. Once we receive your detailed introduction, we will forward it to the existing members so that everyone can let the mods know if they have had any bad dealings with them. So please do give us some details on yourself:

*Your full name*
*How you found out about the group*
*Where you are in the world*
*How you came to like the music of IQ and what you enjoy so much about the music*

You can tell us anything else you like, for example your first IQ concert (if you have been lucky enough to see the band live) or your favourite cheese ... basically anything that lets us know you a little better and something more than "Hello, can I join, my name is Bob" etc.

click here to email your introduction to the moderators

Please note again : ***By doing so, you agree that your email address will be visible to other members of this group. If you are not happy with this, please do not sign up OR please create a different email address to use with CU's Dropbox***

We'll aim to process your application in a day or two..... all being well.