Gaye Bykers On Acid

Gaye Bykers On Acid

Gaye Bykers On Acid were formed in 1984 in Leicester (U.K.) by Ian ‘Mary’ Hoxley (vocals) and Ian ‘Robber’ Reynolds (bass), joined by Tony Horsfall (guitar) and Kevin Hyde (drums) and later by DJ Ronnie Rocket. They were regarded as a part of the ‘grebo’ movement whose bands distinguished themselves by their ragged and greasy looks. Musically, most grebo bands tended to mix different rock styles with samples and loops.
G.B.O.A. started out with a messy mixture of punk and psych rock on “Everythang’s Groovy” and brought in some dance grooves on their second release for the In Tape label, the “Nosedive EP”. Their strident band image and stage shows led to Virgin signing the Bykers with a large advance, partly spent by the band on a film accompanying their debut album “Drill Your Own Hole” (1987). The sound of the album upped the chaos and noise levels as well as the electronic share of the content. Up to that point, most critics of the band complained about the lack of memorable tunage. The band corrected that flaw with their second album for Virgin, “Stewed To The Gills…” (1989), going back to the basics of punk and dropping most electronics with the exception of occasional samples. The album received little promotion and soon after its release Virgin ended the partnership. G.B.O.A. set up their own label, Naked Brain, and went for a harder, metal-influenced sound. Their third LP was the concept album “Cancer Planet Mission” (1990), inspired by author Ludwig K. Pullman. Simultaneously, they also developped their electronic tendencies, though they always retained their punk ethic, as captured by the band’s fourth album “Pernicious Nonsense” (1990). Soon after its release and a third U.S. tour the band split, and all members engaged in new projects.
Gaye Bykers On Acid used various pseudonyms: They pretended to be a thrash metal band from East Germany calling themselves ‘Rektum’ (releasing the album “Sakredanus”); they sometimes used the tag ‘PFX (Purple Fluid Exchange)’ alongside their band name, mostly for their dance-oriented releases (the 12” “SPACE” being solely credited to PFX); and they created ‘Lesbian Dopeheads On Mopeds’ as a support act to G.B.O.A. to cash in twice per gig.

Gaye Bykers On Acid Discography


VL 2478 Gaye Bykers On Acid Drill Your Own Hole (Album) Virgin, Virgin VL 2478 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
Carol 1376 Gaye Bykers On Acid Stewed To The Gills... (Album) Virgin, Virgin Carol 1376 US 1989 Sell This Version
NBX CD002 Gaye Bykers On Acid Pernicious Nonsense (Album) Naked Brain NBX CD002 UK 1990 Sell This Version
NBX 001 Gaye Bykers On Acid Cancer Planet Mission Naked Brain NBX 001 UK 1990 Sell This Version
NBXCD 001 Gaye Bykers On Acid / The Purple Fluid Exchange Gaye Bykers On Acid / The Purple Fluid Exchange - Double CD(CD, Album) Naked Brain NBXCD 001 US 1990 Sell This Version
RRCD 162 Gaye Bykers On Acid From The Tomb Of The Near Legendary(CD) Receiver Records Limited RRCD 162 UK 1992 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

IT 040 Gaye Bykers On Acid Everythang's Groovy (Single) In Tape IT 040 UK 1986 Sell This Version
609 521, 609 521-213 Gaye Bykers On Acid Git Down (Shake Your Thang) (Single) Virgin, Virgin 609 521, 609 521-213 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
VS 1027 Gaye Bykers On Acid All Hung Up (Single) Virgin VS 1027 UK 1987 Sell This Version
IT 046 Gaye Bykers On Acid The Nosedive EP (EP) In Tape IT 046 UK 1987 Sell This Version
DEI8003-2 Gaye Bykers On Acid The BBC Sessions(CD, EP) Strange Fruit DEI8003-2 1988 Sell This Version
SFNT 010 Gaye Bykers On Acid The Janice Long Session(12", EP) Strange Fruit, Nighttracks SFNT 010 UK 1988 Sell This Version
VSA 1165 Gaye Bykers On Acid Hot Thing (Single, EP) Virgin VSA 1165 UK 1989 Sell This Version
SR05A7 Loop (3) / Gaye Bykers On Acid / The Abs Loop (3) / Gaye Bykers On Acid / The Abs - Sniffin Rock #8(7") Sniffin Rock SR05A7 UK & Ireland 1989 Sell This Version


DRYCD 002 Gaye Bykers On Acid Groovedivesoapdish (MiniAlbum, Comp) Bleed Records DRYCD 002 UK 1989 Sell This Version
RRLP 160 Gaye Bykers On Acid Gaye Bykers On Acid (Album, Comp) Receiver Records Limited RRLP 160 UK 1992 Sell This Version
CDM RED 188 Gaye Bykers On Acid Everything's Groovy(CD, Comp, Enh) Cherry Red CDM RED 188 UK 2001 Sell This Version
CMRCD 1381 Gaye Bykers On Acid Get On Up To Get Down: The Anthology(CD, Comp) Castle Music CMRCD 1381 UK 2006 Sell This Version