Monday, May 12, 2008

THE QUICK - Bed Of Nails

Remember when POP wasn't such a dirty word? When something could be catchy and stupid and stick in your head , yet still remain cool and sorta underground. The 80's were just a different time. Here's a little mindless catchy ness from a U.K. band known as THE QUICK:
The Quick was a dance pop duo from England that consisted of vocalist Colin "Col" Campsie and bassist/keyboardist George McFarlane. Their greatest success in US came in 1981 when their song "Zulu" spent two weeks at #1 on the US Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart.
McFarlane and Campsie originally met in California in 1978, and began working together when they returned to England, taking the name "The Quick". Their debut single, "Sharks Are Cool, Jets Are Hot," was released on Epic Records in 1979. In 1981, the duo's single, "Hip Shake Jerk," became a hit in Australia, reaching #12, and their first album, On the Uptake was quickly released there. Remixed and repackaged as "One Light in a Blackout" (in Canada) and "Fascinating Rhythm" (in Europe), the album was released to the rest of the world in 1982, spawning a U.S. dance hit, "Zulu". The single "Rhythm of the Jungle" was another Top 20 success in Australia, reaching #13, and also became a hit in Europe. A second album, International Thing, followed in 1984.
By that time, McFarlane and Campsie had started doing studio work for other musicians, producing an album for Endgames among others. Their last album, Wah Wah, came out in 1986 on A&M Records.
New York underground radio station WLIR played the hell out of "BED OF NAILS" from this LP. This is the twelve inch version. A great staple of Long Island dance clubs 007, SPYZ, Paris New York and Malibu.


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