...and the Stingrays

In 1978, "Nikki Corvette and the Convertibles" were making waves in the Detroit punk rock scene. They were unique for their time, deftly blending 60's girl group ambience and sped-up surf punk. The result made them instantly irresistible and the group found themselves opening for The Ramones, Johnny Thunders, The Romantics and many others.

Nikki created a look and a sound which became a blueprint for girl-fueled powerpop acts from The Go Go's to The Donnas to Japanese girl group such as The 5678's.

With such widespread inspiration and a loyal fan base which only seemed to grow larger, a new album was inevitable! "Back To Detroit" is a twelve-song salmagundi of classic Nikki, '77 NY punk, and the hellacious powerpop which she helped to inspire. Ms. Corvette along with bandmates Travis Ramin (Guitar), Miss Georgia Peach (Bass/Backups), and Johnny O'Halloran (Drums) sizzle with sexy, self-assured aplomb while making songs about time-honored subjects like boys, cars, and summertime. Fans of the Pinkz, Exploding Hearts, and Manda and the Marbles will just love it!

By Christopher Dylan Massey + Church of Girl
Published 08. April. 2007