The Speedies were a late 1970's New York Based Power Pop band. Four of the members hailed from Brooklyn, the bass player John Carlucci was from Queens. They were a favorite band at the legendary NY Punk Club, Max's Kansas City, where they were so popular they broke the house attendance records. The Speedies were local media darlings, appearing in features in the SoHo Weekly News, Village Voice, NY Post, Life Magazine, The New Yorker, Hit Parader, New York Rocker & Crazy magazine. They won the NY Rocker's readers poll as the best unsigned band in America in 1979.