Saturday, July 18, 2009


The Quick was a dance pop duo from England that consisted of vocalist Col Campsie and bassist/keyboardist Georgie McFarlane. 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”, didn’t do much business overseas but they soon took off in Oz. 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 "Fascinating Rhythm", the album was released to the rest of the world in 1982, spawning a 12” 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. The 12” mix of "Rhythm of the Jungle" has been released on CD as too some of their dance 12” tracks but “Hip Shake Jerk”, has not. A second album, International Thing, followed in 1984 with the 7” single of the same title also doing minor business in Oz.


  • 1979 Sharks Are Cool, Jets Are Hot
  • 1980 Hip Shake Jerk AUS #12
  • 1980 Young Men Drive Fast Aus #49
  • 1980 Ship To Shore
  • 1981 Zulu US Dance #1
  • 1982 Rhythm Of The Jungle AUS #13, NL #9, UK #41
  • 1982 Touch Aus #49
  • 1984 International Thing Aus #69
  • 1984 Missing You Now
  • 1985 Down The Wire UK #88
  • 1986 Bed Of Nails
  • 1986 We Can Learn From This
  • 1987 I Needed You, You Needed Me

Here for download is the Tom Mix 12” of “Hip Shake Jerk”:

1 comment:

  1. Hello there,
    Looking for this song in FLAC or WAV format.
    Do you have it ? :-)