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Ramma Lamma "Tiger" 7" EP

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"Reminiscent of glammy Bowie with a dash of Cheap Time and some sprinkles of the best 70s powerpop, Ramma Lamma’s debut 7” is the culmination of the intense creative collaboration between husband and wife duo Wendy Norton and Ryan King (Kill-a-watt). Joel Kopp sits as ...their drummer and is a monster live. The A-Side opener, “Tiger Don’t Change Its Stripes” has a multitude of great guitar solos. It’s a guitar players dream, complete with some jagged chord changes, a breakdown and dual vocals that shine. The guitar playing is impeccable (and it’s not just straight chordin’ yo!). I like how it sorta gets heavy after the choruses, but it doesn’t really stay in that territory too long. “Good Tyme Johnny” is more of a 50’s tune with some great keyboard lines and funky drum rhythms. It’s more rollicking than punk. Those keyboard lines are pure ’65 Paul McCartney piano. EXCELLENT. Sorta like “Lady Madonna” and “Hey Bulldog” mixed together in a vat of Pabst and high grade Mescaline. It’s a quick burn and is over before you notice.

“Truthin’” is more 50’s love like the A-Side closer. Really good track worth being an A-Side in and of itself. Probably why it ended up starting off the B-Side. Stock riff, but steps it up with really classy dual vocal delivery. “Kiss You” starts really menacing, then kicks in with another great glam riff upswing. Drums space it out nicely with pertinent and completely on fills. Ryan’s vocals are a bit harsher than Wendy’s, and they definitely fit in with the more punky/attacky approach of “Kiss You”. It’s still sweet and poppy, but it’s definitely more blasting and in your face. Overall Ramma Lamma’s debut 7” is a nice EP with some great art touches. First off, the mixed vinyl is a plus…but the real piece of art is the great sleeve art designed by the one and only Ben Lyon! It’s hot! Watch out for their brand new follow-up single on FDH!" - Kind Turkey

"While The Flips may be inactive, Wendy Norton has already resurfaced in both The Spectras and Ramma Lamma, which has a brand new four-track EP out. Ramma Lamma also includes Norton's Plexi 3/Monitors bandmate Ryan King, and the EP includes a side of songs by each. This is straight-up driving rock 'n roll, sort of like Flamingo-era Flamin' Groovies with a bit more of a bubble-glam edge. Norton and King have been behind a ton of entertaining bands over the past decade-plus (and many 7-inches), and they're not slowing down; Ramma Lamma already has another single just out on FDH Records which I haven't tracked down yet." - Bob Koch (The Daily Page)

"The pic sleeve for this record fits just perfectly, with the cartoons giving it a Hanna-Barbera feel. Ramma Lamma plays catchy pop punk music with a '60s pop feel that is catchy and easy to listen to. And while it is definintely pop punk, it's NOT watered down pop punk made for the masses. And like the old Hanna-Barbera cartoons, these guys are fun and don't take themselves too seriously." - Kenny Kaos (Maximum Rock 'n Roll)

"Ding dong! Moo-pow-pow! As fun as Otis Day made te toga party in Animal House, Ramma Lamma takes '70's teen arena fun pop, unzips the listeners' skull, sccops brains out like ice cream with sugary, sprinkles crunchy candy bits on top, and dances around like kids let out of school for the summer.
Think David Cassidymania dreaminess, prior to that London concert where a fourteen-year-old got stampeded to death at the gate; an event that haunted David until his death. No haunting here, just repeated listens!" - Todd Taylor (Razorcake)