Thursday, 20 September 2007

Movement - Combination of the Two

Movement - Combination of the Two (Century 34180. 1969)
Butch Hughes recently got in touch to provide a bit more information about The Movement:

The band consisted of Butch Hughes (Guitar), Carl Nowak (Vocals), Louie Faraci (Drums) and Bill Duffy (Bass).

They were from the Western New York area and were quite popular locally, opening for The Zombies, 1910 Fuitgum Co. and Chicago Transit Authority at The Phycus in BUffalo, NY. They also shared the bill with The Road, who were riding high with their cover of "She's Not There" on Kama Sutra. They also made a few local TV appearances, which unfortunately have long since disappeared.

The band performed all through the Western New York area, as well as excursions into Canada. During one gig in Buffalo the local owner of Century Records heard the band perform and suggested they record for the label. He lined up a recording session in Century’s Studios in Buffalo (on a Sunday), which resulted in the Big Brother cover "Combination Of The Two" and the original "Riding On A Sunday".

As with so many bands of the era The Movement broke up due to members serving their time in Vietnam. A re-grouped Movement (featuring only Butch Hughes from the original line-up) put out another 45, "Happy No More" and "Left Silently" for Movement Sounds in 1970. The singer was an Australian who was at the time studying at the University of Buffalo. The band lasted around 6 months and then The Movement were no more. 'Left Silenty' can be heard on Wyld Sides #1. 'Happy No More' remains uncomped and I've yet to hear it.

Butch continues to play with The CRS Band.


Anonymous said...

I've heard the CRS Band before and they are very good, especially the drummer John Lombardi....he makes the Band !!! And you mention Butch Hughes.....I only remember Nelson Hughes as the lead guitarist, it must be the same guy .....Rock on old dudes !!!

Kippy said...

I had the pleasure of hearing the CRS Band in Lockport a few years ago when I was up that way for a wedding, I now live in Indiana. Butch Hughes aka as Nelson Hughes was an original Movement member. I grew up in Buffalo and had heard the Movement play many times. Glad to know that Butch is still playing strong! Way to Go Butchy Boy!

Kippy said...

Got to hear CRS Band again this year, while at Butch's retirement party. Still sound as good as ever.
Rock ON!!!

Stephen graham said...

The Movement opened for a band called "New Chicago Lunch" at Psycus, not Chicago or CTA. They also might have opened for the Ohio Express and not the 1910 Fruitgum company because they never played there but they were affiliated because they had interchangeable members.
The "Zombies" that they opened for were indeed BILLED as the Zombies but remarkably… they had southern accents from our south, not the south of England. You can read about my experiences in my book, "Aaah-heads, Psycus, and the Three legged dog". I was a young lad who just about lived @ Psycus in 68/69 as it was on the corner of my street in Bufalo. The lobby is still in existence and I have a recent photo from 4/14 as I was in there once again.