BB Spin

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BB Spin, like New York's Mink DeVille, played a gritty, punk-inflected brand of R'n'B; their stage presentation also had elements of Roxy Music-style glam. They attracted a devoted following from LaMere Vipere, where three of the members--Steve Miglio, Monica Lynch and John Molini--worked. They were one of three bands to play at LaMere's "Punk-o-Rama" on June 26th, 1977; this event marked LaMere Vipere's transition to a full-time punk disco. They frequently opened for national acts like The Ramones. Early sets blended original songs by John "Johnny Moe" Molini with covers of r'n'b standards ("Bright Lights, Big City", "Shame,Shame,Shame") and punk favorites (Iggy's "Funtime" and "TV Eye", "Teenage Depression" by Eddie and the Hot Rods). Monica Lynch later achieved far greater renown and influence as President of Tommy Boy Records, which released a number of seminal hip hop records under her tenure. After leaving Tommy Boy, Monica began hosting a radio show on New York's WFMU. BB Spin released one album and several singles as a band.

Members

  • John Molini - Lead Guitar
  • Louie Bonderandt - Guitar
  • Scott Parrish - Bass
  • Mike Kondratowicz - Drums
  • Bill Westrich - Keyboards

Discography

Singles

  • "The Phantom" b/w "No Alibi" (Turf 101-1)
  • "Just Another Girl" b/w "Rock Is" (Turf 101-2)
  • "Evolution (We Don't Monkey Around)" b/w "The Game" (Turf 101-3)

Notables Shows

  • October 10th & 17th 1977 at Ratsos