Nikki and the Corvettes, a Detroit punk-pop outfit led by the candy-voiced rocker Nikki Corvette, and Romantics guitarist Peter James, they kinda invented the whole girl sounding rock n roll thing. The group plied their brand of bubblegum punk from 1977 to 1981. They had a sound somewhere between the Go-go's and the Ramones with bubblegum teenage libido maxed out with a dose of the Shangri Las. Led by a "new wave Betty Boop," to quote one review, this power group offered sounds and sex appeal. Combining those undeniable elements of energy and enthusiasm.