THE GUYS WHO CAME UP FROM DOWNSTAIRS - GROWTH


THE GUYS WHO CAME UP FROM DOWNSTAIRS - 'Growth'/'Nothing We Can Do!' (Disc-Guys 6836) 1968

'Growth' is a pounding fuzz and farfisa punk tune by a combo of teens with one of the worst group names of the 60s. They arrived at the name because they used to practice downstairs in the basement at drummer Chuck Farnum's house (natch)...

The Guys....hailed from Iowa and may have even been stars in their own street. The flip 'Nothing We Can Do!' is a jangly sad lament that could have been superb with some clattering tambourine.

line-up:
Chuck Farnum (vocals/drums)
Mark Hanchar (guitar)
Jack Goodenow (farfisa)
Rod Reynolds (bass)

THE GUYS WHO CAME UP FROM DOWNSTAIRS - Growth


Comments

  1. Hahaha, certainly an horror-ific name for a band...

    the guys were young and s.......

    well, not so cause this tune its great for me.

    I just love the farfisa rythym-!

    Thanks Col

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  2. borrows if not heavily so at least the intro riff from John Fred's 'Hey Bunny'!
    Nice one, could have worse influences!

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  3. That's my dad's band, how funny. They made it onto the TV show, Happening '68. Guess they were not "Happening" anough they lost. You should see the picture I have!

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  4. Thanks for getting in touch. I'd love to see the picture you have of the group.

    I could update my entry with the pic if you want me to...Great 45 by the way and not easy to find. I remember paying about $100 for my copy!

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