<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd"> <html><head> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-16"> <title>Welcome to BAM BAM Seattle! </title> <style type="text/css"> body { margin: 0; padding: 0; width:100%; height:100%; background-image:url("IMG_9143-crop.jpg"); background-attachment: fixed; } #top {position: relative; z-index:2; width: 99.7%; height: 4.75em; border: 2px solid red; text-align: center; margin: 0; padding: 0; background-image: url(zebra-crop_small.jpg); background-repeat: repeat-x; } #leftmenu {position: relative; float: left; height: 85%; width: 15%; z-index:2; margin-top:4em; margin-left:0.5em; margin-bottom:0.5em; } #right {position: relative; float: right; height: 99%; width: 31.5%; z-index:2; margin-top:4em; margin-right:0.5em; text-align: center; } #content {position: relative; z-index:2; float: left; height: 85%; width: 80%; margin-top: 1em; margin-left: 0.2em; text-align: center; font-size: 1.5em; } #parentdiv {position: relative; z-index: 2; height: 85%; width: 100%; } #footer {position: relative; vertical-align: bottom; margin: auto; padding: 0; z-index: 2; font-size: 1em; text-align: center; } a:link {color: #FFFFFF;} a:visited {color: orange;} </style> </head> <body style="color: #FFFFFF;"> <div id="top"> </div> <div id="parentdiv"> <div id="leftmenu"> <a href="http://buttocksproductions.com/BamBamSeattle/images.html"><img src="gloveTrans13-images.gif" alt="" title="" style="border-style: none"></a> <br /><br /> <a href="http://buttocksproductions.com/BamBamSeattle/videos.html"><img src="gloveTrans13-videos.gif" alt="" title="" style="border-style: none"></a> <br /><br /> <a href="http://buttocksproductions.com/BamBamSeattle/cdmp3.html"><img src="gloveTrans13-cdmp3.gif" alt="" title="" style="border-style: none"></a> <br /><br /> <a href="http://buttocksproductions.com/BamBamSeattle/links.html"><img src="gloveTrans13-links.gif" alt="" title="" style="border-style: none"></a> </div> <div id="content"> Bam Bam was founded in Seattle by guitarist/producer Tommy Martin in June 1983.&#160;&#160; Bam Bam's original line up included Pearl Jam & Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron *, CALLED IN SIC singer/guitarist Scotty Buttocks, and the stunning Tina Bell on vocals; one of the first African American women with a significant presence in the punk, grunge and hard rock scenes. <br /><br />&#160;&#160;Along side Green River, the Fartz, and the Accused; Bam Bam are frequently listed as a major influence on those formative years by the likes of Sub Pop founder Jonathon Poneman, producer and CZ Records founder Chris Hanzsek, and Soundgarden's Ben Shepherd. {Ten Things Zine: September 21, 2007, One Louder Magazine: November 29, 2010}. <br /><br />&#160;&#160;Bam Bam's 1984 EP "Villians (Also Wear White)", {produced by Chris Hanzsek & Tommy Martin} was one of the first recordings released on the early Seattle scene {Billboard Magazine: Sept 17, 2011}. <br /><br />&#160;&#160;With Kurt Cobain as roadie, The Melvins started their first tour opening for Bam Bam on May 5, 1984 at a Seattle club called Behind The Grey Door. <br /><br />&#160;&#160;Bam Bam performed at the first two Hempfests, the 1990 Pain In The Grass Festival, toured the US & Europe, toured and/or played with Alice In Chains, Temple of the Dog, Gunns & Roses, Ywengie Malsteen, Bob Mould, Soundgarden, Faith No More, No Means No, The Fastbacks, The U-Men, Skin Yard, Napalm Beach, SadHappy, The Refuzers... <br /><br />&#160;&#160;Bam Bam were one of the first NW grunge-punk bands on the telly (NW Rocks, The Spud Goodman Show), and were twice honored as Best NW Band in KCMU/KEXP listener polls. <br /><br />&#160;&#160;In 2012 TJ Martin, son of Bam Bam's Tina Bell and Tommy Martin, won the Academy Award for Best Director of a Feature Length Documentary for his film Undefeated. <br /><br />Rediscover one of Seattle's true grunge pioneers. Bam Bam. The Band That Should Have Been. <br /><br />&#160;&#160;*Replaced by Tom Hendrickson, and later by Mike Peterson of the Accused. <br /><br /><br /> <br /><br /> <div id="footer"> <span style="font-size: 0.7em"><a href="www.buttocksproductions.com">Return to Buttocksproductions</a><br />Web Design 2010 R.Ledgerwood</span> </div> </div> <br /> </div> </body> </html>