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. The following year, the duo's single, "Hip Shake Jerk," became a huge hit in Australia, 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 U.S. dance hit, "Zulu." 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 the band, Endgames. Their last album, "Wah Wah", came out in 1986 on AM Records. McFarlane and Campsie would resurface as the Giant Steps in 1988.
Giant Steps was a dance duo and their's only album, "Book of Pride", was released in 1988, and the single, "Another Lover," from the album became a huge hit in Amercia, peaking at #13 in the Billboard Hot 100.
In 2006, Campsie became infamous for writing the Kandy Floss record and was mistakenly credited as being a famous member of Go West by Mr Holy Moly in Metro's 25 February edition.