Check out any rockabilly or garage revival show, and you’ll hear bands imitating a particular sound - Charlie Feathers, Benny Joy, the Pretty Things, the Kinks. At just the right bill, close your eyes for a few hours, and try differentiating each band. Even the best acts - the Detroit Cobras, the Dirtbombs, and the A-Bombs - are cover bands following a specific formula based on past sounds. Shannon & The Clams is the rare exception where perception meets reality. A combination of punk instrumentation and ‘60’s girl group vocals, the threesome combines superior vocals and genius song writing that’s on par with the Ronettes and the Shangri-Las. While no artist can avoid drawing from a variety of influences, the songs on I Wanna Go Home and Sleep Talk are fresh expressions of teenage love and confusion that lack gimmick.