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There are two bands known as The Quick

1) American power pop band
2) UK new wave pop duo

The Quick were a mid-1970s pre-new wave/power pop band based in Los Angeles.

In their initial phase in late ‘74, The Quick proudly wore on their musical sleeves inspirations drawn from 1960s British Invasion bands: (The Beatles, The Who, The Kinks, The Move, Love Sculpture); and were modeled heavily on the Angelenos-cum-British expatriots, Sparks (formerly Halfnelson and their later offshoot band Jet UK).

Over the course of its 3-year existence, the band rapidly evolved a sound of its own, noteworthy for cleverly arranged three-part vocal harmonies, guitar solos frequently inspired by classical or film score music.

During its brief career, The Quick succeeded in releasing only one full-length record and never toured outside of California.

In Los Angeles, in between the glam and punk eras in the mid-1970s, there were few clubs for local bands to play original music. That changed when The Quick began playing the The Starwood Club in April 1976 and revived the The Whisky A Go Go in November 1976. During its career, The Quick played various club shows supporting such bands as Van Halen, Ramones, The Runaways and Crack The Sky, in addition to headlining slots. The Quick’s most-attended show was an opening slot for Starz at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in 1977.


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  • bopapocalypse

    why isn't there more comments about this fucking gem of a band?!

    11 Jul 2012 Reply
  • burgerrecords

    pre-order starts tonight a midnight (burger time), for... THE QUICK - ON HOLIDAY WITH EARLE MANKEY (7") 500 pressed and numbered (200 red vinyl / 300 black vinyl) "BIGGER THAN LIFE" b/w "BEAUTIFUL ISLAND" 2 UNRELEASED SONGS FROM 1977!!!

    24 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Metalion_SOS

    Mondo Deco needs a CD release!

    8 May 2011 Reply
  • burgerrecords

    out now on burger records... THE QUICK "UNTOLD ROCK STORIES" feat. two unreleased live songs & many unreleased photos! 250 pressed on cassette!!! available now at!

    2 Aug 2010 Reply

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