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JJ180 got its start in 1977 when a group of teenagers came together around the art and music that had influenced them growing up in the 1970�s in Santa Cruz, CA. They were: Polio Ferrari (keyboards), Wally Sound (guitar), Tora Brooks (bass), Walter McKee (guitar) and Caker Calloway (drums). Their music was a hybrid of the then emerging punk sound as well as 1960�s surf, garage and psychedelic music. The band was a keystone of the Santa Cruz punk scene and organized many important early punk & new wave shows in their hometown. After establishing a local following, they released a single and a few songs on compilations. The original line up lasted until 1979, when Walter left the band and they changed their name to �The Realtors.� A search of the band�s archive has yielded two unreleased gems from their original recording session in March 1978: �Talk Talk,� a cover of the classic Music Machine song and �Classroom� a JJ 180 original featuring the band�s trademark dueling guitar solos and confrontational attitude.