Nikki and the Corvettes – He’s A Mover

Great way to start a morning listening to this 60s influenced guitar riff. It’s a pure joy power pop song.

Nikki was influenced by The Stooges and the MC5 in her teen years, before a friend pushed her on stage in the Detroit punk scene in 1978.  Nikki and The Corvettes formed and recorded their self-titled and only studio album in the late ‘70s in Detroit. It was released in 1980 by Bomp! Bomp! records. This song was on that self-titled album.

The album they released influenced many starting bands in the years to follow. Nikki didn’t realize this until it was reissued in 2000. The band was short lived. They were only together from 1978-1981. Nikki returned to music in 2003 with Nikki and the Stingrays. They released an album called  Back to Detroit.

In 2009 she formed a band called Gorevette and they opened up for Blondie and the Donna’s at a few shows.

nikki corvette on Tumblr

Sorry I couldn’t find the lyrics…Just enjoy the song!


Author: Badfinger (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

13 thoughts on “Nikki and the Corvettes – He’s A Mover”

  1. Now this is a band I have heard of, but I don’t know if I’d heard anything by them. This is pretty decent, a bit more pop less punk than I might have imagined, which isn’t bad at all.
    You might want to look up Spinnerette some time, if you’re not familiar with them… vaguely similar hard-edged pop fronted by a gal, put out one album about 10 years ago.

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    1. I would have also. It made me feel good the second I heard it. I’m trying to post more female bands…that is something that I have been lacking here. Friday I’m posting what I think is the most talented female band I’ve ever heard…I’ve posted them once. They are not pop rock though.

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