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Quick - Mondo Deco lp (Radio Heartbeat)


Los Angeles pop/glammers (pre-Rembrandts! Horrible cover!) get the nice reissue treatment!

Produced by Kim Fowley & Earle Mankey.

Appeared on Rhino's great Saturday Night Pogo lp, with Richard Meltzer on the cover, and featuring Vom. And The Dils. And Chainsaw!

Wikipedia fills us in:
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 Starwood Club in April 1976 and revived 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.

The Quick released one full-length album, 1976's Mondo Deco on Mercury Records, produced by Earle Mankey, the original guitarist of Sparks (formerly Halfnelson), one of the band's key influences. In 2003, various demo recordings were included on the 2003 Untold Rock Stories on Rev-Ola Records in the UK.

From September 1977 through March 1978, the band recorded demos produced by established Elektra Records staff arranger David Campbell. Referred to as The Elektra Demos, (though the band never signed with Elektra Records) the songs displayed a shift in the band's sound to, generally, a more contemporary, harder-rock approach. A few of the songs were released on 10" and 7" limited edition vinyl via the band's fan club, and all nine tracks were eventually released on Untold Rock Stories.

One of those tracks, "Pretty Please Me", was played frequently by local KROQ DJ Rodney Bingenheimer on his weekly "Rodney On the ROQ" radio show in 1978, but there were no records available to sell. The song was later covered and officially released by both Redd Kross and The Dickies.

In April 1978, the band invited fans to attend its 3rd anniversary show (and vote on the set list) at its Hollywood rehearsal space. It was The Quick's final show, as the group disbanded shortly afterwards.

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