The Groovy Little Numbers
|The Groovy Little Numbers|
|Years active||mid to late 1980s|
|Labels||53rd & 3rd|
|Associated acts||BMX Bandits, The Boy Hairdressers, Teenage Fanclub, Superstar, NOM|
|Past members||Joe McAlinden
Formed in the mid-1980s, multi-instrumentalist Joe McAlinden was joined by Catherine Steven (vocals) and Gerard Love (bass, vocals), with a brass section from the Motherwell Youth Orchestra comprising Colette Walsh (tenor saxophone), John McRorie (alto sax), Kevin McCarthy (baritone sax), Mairi Cameron (trumpet), and James Wood (trumpet). The band only released two EPs during their time together, both on 53rd & 3rd, the first of which, "You Make My Head Explode", reached number 25 in the UK Indie Chart.
The band also contributed a track ('Get it Together') to the Honey at the Core (Part 2) compilation cassette.
The band split up, with McAlinden joining the BMX Bandits as guitarist in 1991. Love subsequently joined Teenage Fanclub.
- "You Made My Head Explode" (1988) 53rd & 3rd (UK Indie #25)
- "Happy Like Yesterday" (1988) 53rd & 3rd
- The 53rd & 3rd Singles (1998) Avalanche