Bam Bam Bam!
*** Houston's purveyors of the Go-Gal beat, Junior Varsity has been the Gulf Coast's premiere frat-hop combo for some time now. Combining '50s clean teen sounds with rally squad stage shenanigans, these two gals and a goof produce the kind of piston-twistin' tunes that'll make any torso wanna move a little more. Bam Bam Bam!, Junior Varsity's debut reelin' and rockin' tortilla grande, was recorded by producer Ivan Klisanin, who brought down bits and pieces of his "Bob's Records-To-Go" Studio from Lafayette, Louisiana, to Houston to capture the JayVee sound in its element. With cables and vintage mics spread throughout the Junior Varsity house, the recording was done in a couple of days. Matt Murillo (drums) and Kim Hammond (bass and vocals) met in the small East Texas town of Nacogdoches, where they quickly realized they shared a mutual affinity for beach movies and local rock'n'roll DJ Butchie Cordell. When the budding rock'n'rollers announced a move to the action town of Houston, Butchie gave his word he'd help kick start any band the two got going. The kids appeared on a slew of singles and compilations for labels like Lance Rock, NGOO (Japan), Dizzy, Remedial, Twist Like This, Kindercore and Emperor Norton. The latest addition to the pep squad is teen rock'n'roll sensation Rebecca (whose hair is the only thing better than her playing). A bass-player for Houston garage hot-shots The Jewws, Rebecca was the natural first choice for the available opening in the JV guitarist department. So make way...