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All Music Guide:
Sammy, the heavily Pavement-inspired partnership of guitarist Luke Wood and guitarist/vocalist Jesse Hartman, released three albums before calling it quits. Debut Album, issued in 1994, and Kings of the Island Empire, issued in 1995, were both put out by Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley's Smells Like Records and featured drummer Tony Maxwell. Their final full-length, Tales of Great Neck Glory, which was issued by Geffen, followed in 1996 shortly before the band decided to split up.