Sunday, November 19, 2006

Junior Varsity - GO! to the Ice Cream Social

Junior Varsity GO! to the Ice Cream Social 7" (Peek-a-Boo, 1996)

Now for a bit of the lighter side of punk. From the Neer-Do-Wells to the Henchmen, the Brentwoods to Mulligrubs, dozens of bands used the 90s punk explosion to explore the world of 60s frat rock, often by way of Thee Milkshakes. Some would argue that the squeeky clean, lite distortion tunes of the neo-frat rockers is a bit too polite for punk. To that I say, both BAH! and Did you ever see the Henchmen?

In Houston, the torch was carried by Junior Varsity. A well-scrubbed trio, these preps put out one LP,4 7"s and a couple of splits, not to mention a bunch of comp inclusions. The three songs here are from JV's 1996 debut. The discography for these folks ends in 2001, so figure them gone...but not forgotten. -- Scott S.

Mulligrubs! :-)
Hot shit, I thought I was the only one that liked this band!
Great quirky record! I was a little suspicious when I saw the sleeve and song names, but it rocks! Especially "La Tapatia"! Thanks for posting.

- TONY in Chicago
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