"Martin introduced weird tuning and scales that eventually permeated the Seattle scene as a whole, and Bell’s early gospel choir days gave her the full-bodied voice she needed to be heard over the thrashing instruments."
"Her unpredictable dynamism was marked by shifts between cheeky flirtations with her bandmates and arresting hardcore mic deliveries that felt impossibly powerful coming from her lithe frame."
Three tracks from the original Reciprocal Recording 7" release and three unreleased demos. Produced by Chris Hanzsek & Tommy Martin, remastered by production legend Jack Endino. (cover pics by David Ledgerwood. )
Includes unlimited streaming of Villains (Also Wear White) EP via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC, and more.. Limited first run of 1000 records. 20 random copies will have a vintage flyer inserted and 5 extra lucky random copies will include an original 7" release from 1984. Out next week on Bric-a-Brac Records just in time for Tina Bell's birthday Feb 5th!!
"As many critics have pointed out lately, Seattle band Bam Bam predated bands like Nirvana and Mudhoney in the same music scene, only to fade into a criminal state of obscurity. Bam Bam is considered by these thinkpieces to be one of the first grunge bands."
F*cking awesome for Bam Bam to be on a list with Link Wray, The Gun Club and Lee Scratch Perry!!