Into the Groovy #51 - "Git Down"
Colorado Springs, Colorado
May 9, 2016 7:09pm CST
Today, Into the Groovy gets really Groovy with England's Gaye Byker's on Acid, and their #54-ranked (UK) single "Git Down." Gaye Byker's on Acid were part of Britain's Grebo movement, which also produced band's such as Ned's Atomic Dustbin and Pop Will Eat Itself. Much like each member of the Ramones adopting "Ramone" as their last name, the Byker's all called themselves "Byker." They also have performed as Lesbian Dopehead's on Mopeds. "Git Down" is a great example of the Groovy alternative dance rock associated with Grebo. The song is from the 1987 album Drill Your Own Hole, which was released on vinyl, without a hole, forcing anyone buying the record to drill a hole before they could listen (luckily, I've only owned it on cassette and CD.) I once reviewed The Byker's Stewed to the Gills album on another, now defunct website. Later, I received an email from bassist Robber Byker, thanking me for the review. Judging by his correspondence, he seemed like a really nice guy. On the other hand, a female record store employee once was visibly horrified that I had seen the Byker's in concert (she was not a fan. Of me or the band.) That still amuses me to this day.
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