CD of The Week from Shannon and The Clams
Shannon and The Clams take late '50s/ early '60s rock 'n roll as a starting point, adding elements of doo wop, girl groups, surf and punk music for their distinctive sound. Shannon Shaw (also a member of Hunx and His Punx) is the powerful vocalist, and also plays bass in the trio. The other members are Cody Blanchard (guitar, vocals) and Ian Amberson (drums, vocals). Dreams In The Rat House is the third full-length album from the Oakland, California-based Shannon and The Clams.