In 2003, three 16-year-old kids channeled their love of old-school punk icons like The Ramones into an authentic reverence for classic '60s pop.
And, thus, Spector 45 was born.
Now, the band's members are finally hitting drinking age and they're celebrating at Club Dada on Saturday night. Lead by Frankie Campagna (son of celebrated local muralist and musician Frank Campagna), Spector 45 has gone through several stages of development. Starting as more of a punk tribute band, Campagna, James Abston and Anthony Delabano honed their skills to include elements of country and rockabilly into the raucous roar. The trio’s last effort, We Wanna Go, was one of the best local releases of 2006 and the band is still working on their follow-up this summer.
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After the jump, a couple of videos to show you how cool these guys are. --Darryl Smyers