Into the Groovy #51 - "Git Down"

@teamfreak16 (41175)
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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@Ronrybs (7392)
• London, England
10 May 16
I remember the groups, but none of the songs stick in my memory
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
10 May 16
It's very possible that you heard them, decided that they weren't for you, and moved on. I do that.
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@FourWalls (14655)
• United States
10 May 16
Yeah, there was one politically correct band. Oh well, everything's groovy.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
10 May 16
They actually did a song called "Everything's Groovy." Good stuff.
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@andriaperry (56208)
• United States
10 May 16
That`s cool he thanked you. Some people do not have an open mine to music. I listen to it all, I may not adore it but I appreciate it.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
10 May 16
If I've never heard a song that someone here links, I always listen, because I might just like it. I might not, but I want to hear it.