3 Speed

Synth rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Most well known for their contributions to the 1985 soundtrack to the movie Once Bitten, one of which was the title track.

The band was discovered after their manager sent a demo tape to a studio in Los Angeles, completely unbeknownst to the band members. An executive was listening to their demo tape on a radio on his desk when Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. walked by, heard Linda Chase singing, and said that he wanted the band on a plane the following weekend.

In addition to "Once Bitten," another song by the band called "Stop Talking About Us" was used by MCA/Curb Records on the aforementioned soundtrack. This song was not written for the movie, but was actually a demo that the band had previously recorded. The version that appears on the soundtrack album is the demo.

3 Speed enjoyed considerable success after the release of the Once Bitten soundtrack; at one point they were even opening for Pat Benatar. MCA Records, however, never petitioned the band to record a full-length LP, commissioning them instead to write songs for more soundtracks, including those for Rad and Savage Streets.

Chase continues to write & perform music and work in recording studios.
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Singles & EPs

MCA-52429, MC-15828 3 Speed - Back On The Street album art 3 Speed Back On The Street (Single) Curb Records MCA-52429, MC-15828 US 1984 Sell This Version
MCA-52717 3 Speed - Once Bitten / Just One Kiss album art 3 Speed / Maria Vidal 3 Speed / Maria Vidal - Once Bitten / Just One Kiss (Single) Curb Records, Ariola MCA-52717 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
MCA-52717 3 Speed - Once Bitten album art 3 Speed Once Bitten Curb Records, MCA Records MCA-52717 US 1985 Sell This Version