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The Groove Farm

The Groove FarmData provided by DiscogsBristol based group, The Groove Farm were one of the original (C86) Indie-pop bands who in October 86 self-released their first EP (Sore Heads and Happy Hearts). Recorded quickly and cheaply with a real DIY attitude, the record found supporters in both John Peel and Janice Long and with regular radio plays soon sold out. They quickly became fanzine favourites.

The Groove Farm were inspired more by 1960’s garage bands found on Pebbles LP’s and the more pop-end of the Punk bands (The Undertones, Buzzcocks etc) and a love of The Barracudas and Thee Milkshakes, than they were by regular Indie-pop influences, and tried to blend these things together, so 20% Shop Assistants, and 80% The Seeds! Sometimes this even worked!

The band later moved to the already established SUBWAY ORGANIZATION label, but found they weren’t happy with being forced to change their recording style and use bigger studios, and soon reverted back to their own label releasing what was to be their biggest selling record ‘Plug’, an LP recorded on 8 track in a matter of hours. The group scored indie hits with songs like ‘Surfin’ Into Your Heart’, a two minute pure garage pop classic! But at the time were often slated by journalists for not being "serious" or for their "lack of ambition", totally missing the point of the groups existence.

In 1990 the band ended with all members continuing to make music which they all still do to this day.

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