Olympia, WA-based love rock duo Oklahoma Scramble formed in 1986, teaming singer/lead guitarist Jenny Seymore -- a unique performer whose vocal lines corresponded precisely with her guitar leads -- and rhythm guitarist Argon Steel. After completing a handful of songs, OK Scram accepted an offer from Seymore's neighbor, K Records founder and Beat Happening frontman Calvin Johnson, to appear on a 1988 compilation cassette dubbed Birdclash. Featured alongside the Go Team and Spook & the Zombies, Oklahoma Scramble contributed the five songs ("City," "Town," "Boy," "Girl," and "Mine") that collectively represented their complete recorded output. ("Boy" also appears on the 1992 YoYo label comp Throw.) The duo played its first show at Olympia's Smithfield Café, opening for Beat Happening; after just one more live appearance, OK Scram dissolved in 1987 when Steel departed for an extended trip to Brazil.
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