The Forty Fives

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: garage rock garage garage rock revival rock indie indie rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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Despite possessing a sound that is pure Motor City, the Forty-Fives come from the south, namely Atlanta, Georgia. Formed in 1998, the band started as a trio comprising Bryan Malone (guitar/vocals), Mark McMurtry (bass), and Adam Renshaw (drums). The fledgling trio found the missing ingredient in their sound with the addition of Trey Tidwell (Hammond organ). The quartet entered the recording studio shortly thereafter to make demos, that eventually became the band’s debut album, Get It Together (issued originally on the NG label in 1999, before being reissued a year later with different artwork, via Artemis Records).

The Forty-Fives soon earned a reputation as being an incredibly hard touring band, opening for a variety of artists and appearing at numerous US music festivals, including CMJ and South By Southwest. Work began on the quartet’s second album in early 2002, that included a trip to one of the world’s best known...

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