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    June 1, 2018 by  
    Filed under Danny Benair's Gospels

    Rare In-Person Live Event The Making of Mondo Deco for LA’s Post Glam, Pre-Punk L.A. Cult Band 1976 Debut Album Mondo Deco June 1 Expanded Edition Reissue from Real Gone Music Will Be the Band’s Only Live Event
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
    LOS ANGELES, CA (THURSDAY MAY 31, 2018) – The Los Angeles mid-seventies post glam, pre-punk, power-pop band The Quick confirmed today a once-in-a-lifetime live event The Making of Mondo Deco with Moderator/Actor Mark Hamill, panelists Producer/Engineer Earle Mankey, band members Danny Benair & Steve Hufsteter and The Quick Fan Club President and Frontier Records founder Lisa Fancher. This event will take place at Beyond Baroque on Thursday June 14 at 8pm, admission is $10 and will be first come, first served RSVP via this Facebook link: The Quick In Conversation
    This live event is in conjunction with a reissue of The Quick’s 1976 Mercury Records debut Mondo Deco as Expanded Edition on June 1 from Real Gone Music for the first time ever on CD. Mondo Deco’s original 10 tracks were produced by Kim Fowley and Earle Mankey (original Sparks guitarist and also engineer) at the Beach Boys’ Brother Studios. The Expanded Edition is now a jam packed 21 tracks and features those original ten tracks newly remastered by Bill Inglot plus an additional ten demos (which got them signed to Mercury Records) and an unreleased bonus track. The package also includes a track-by-track commentary by band member Danny Benair, extensive liner notes by Lisa Fancher, a new essay on the bands legacy and never-before-seen archival photos.  
    Rising from the smog encrusted, sun baked San Fernando Valley, The Quick only existed for three short years (1975-1978) but in that time band members Steven Hufsteter (guitar) and Danny Benair (drums), Ian Ainsworth (bass), Danny Wilde (vocals) and Billy Bizeau (keyboards) managed to carve out a rabid fan base who could were looking for a band that could ‘break down the walls between AM and FM radio’ as Lisa Fancher mentions in her liner notes. It’s no wonder that each went on greater heights in music as Hufsteter, who wrote most of The Quick material went on to form the seminal Los Angeles band The Cruzados, Wilde and Ainsworth formed the band Great Buildings, Wilde then formed The Rembrandts who co-wrote and sang the song “I’ll Be There for You” which was the theme song for the hit NBC sitcom Friends, Bizeau went on to write “Queens of Noise” for The Runaways and Benair went on to fame behind the kit in bands like The Weirdos and The Three O’Clock. 
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