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Alternative...to what?

by The Quick

Melodic power pop of the highest order.
Genre: Pop: Power Pop
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1. Gravity Pulls
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2. She Runs Away
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3. He Said, She Said
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4. Aganist the Grain
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5. Never Lie
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Attention QUICK fans!! The new album, (re)begin,
is out now under the new band name: THE VANDALAYS!

Slip Records has just discovered a box of this long thought gone forever first CD from these Midwest Power Popsters. Here it is: "Alternative...to what?"

THE QUICK PUTS SPARK INTO POWER POP.
Once in a while a group emerges with a subtle twist on the standard formula or a spirit that sets them apart. This release is infused with an infectious enthusiasm. The driving hooks are hard to forget....
Jim DeRogatis

THE POWER OF POP.
The trick with getting the right kind of attention for your music nowadays is being distinctive. The Quick lay it on thick with all the trademark power pop moves but it's the solid vocals and deft guitar work that demands from the listener more than a cursory listen. Lots to admire here, this Jeff(Shoes)Murphy produced EP is an intriguing taster. Let's hope there's more....
Kevin Mathews

A DELIGHT FILLED WITH WONDERFUL SOMGS AND IMPRESSIVE PLAYING. the band stays within the pure pop framework and deliver it with quite a bit of passion and enthusiasm. Terrific guitar solos working hand-in-hand with a lovely melodies over a steady rock beat. Revel in the joy of these pop hooks. It delivers a great deal of fun on the pure pop sound. Definitely a band to watch for, Mr. Dee-lish is an impressive outing. The futures' looking bright. ***1/2
Claudio Sossi
Shake It Up

THE QUICK PACK A LOT OF GUITAR POP PUNCH. Very reminiscent of 80's Power Pop...this is catchy, hummable stuff that doesn't sacrifice muscle for melody.
For those fans of Tommy Tutone, Twilley, and the Shoes who have been at a loss for the last few years, The Quick should put some bounce back in their step.
James Mann
Amplifier

Chris Cerasoli
Writer, lead vocals, keyboards.

Ken(Lou)Valskis
Guitar, vocals.

Dave Franco
Drums, vocals.

Miles(We miss you)Okumura
Bass, vocals.


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Jim Z

This is *not* the legendary '70s L.A. pre-new wave/power-pop band.
I picked this up at a record swap meet recently, naively assuming they were the reincarnated/relocated original The Quick. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Quick_(U.S._band). Did this band (a) knowingly take their name from the earlier band or (b) flunk Power-pop History 101? Either way, it's kind of uncool. Still, the songs on here are pretty good, and I like their sound.

A.V.

Timeless pop hooks & melodies!
While some might pigeon-hole The Quick's "Alternative...to What?" as "indie-rock" or "alternative" - at the end of the day, it's "power-pop" at it's finest! Whether it's the finely-crafted songwriting of "He Said, She Said" or the ringing harmonies of "She Runs Away" - this is a find for afficiandos of melodic rock & roll!!