Gaye Bykers On Acid

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: grebo punk 80s alternative alternative rock uk Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This UK rock band employed an image that combined traditional biker attire with elements of psychedelia and hippie camp. They were led by the colourful figure of Mary Millington, aka Mary Mary (Ian Garfield Hoxley; vocals), alongside Kevin Hyde (drums), Robber (b. Ian Michael Reynolds; bass) and Tony Horsfall (b. Richard Anthony Horsfall; guitar). They were later complemented by disc jockey William Samuel Ronald Monroe (‘Rocket Ronnie’). Mary Mary, who had once come second in Leicester’s Alternative Miss Universe competition, was often to be seen in platform shoes and dresses, which fuelled the critics’ confusion with regard to the band’s name and gender orientation. Their debut album, Drill Your Own Hole, required purchasers to do just that, as the record was initially issued without a hole in its centre. After leaving Virgin Records, they set up their own label, Naked Brain, quite conceivably because nobody else would have them....

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