Bee & the Kats
This is the fifteenth edition of the Feature of the Month for the South Dakota Rock & Roll Music Association. We are rock and roll fans, and looking to write a feature each month, that will not only bring back wonderful memories, but will also remind us all of the history that was made in our great state of South Dakota. We are hoping to write a feature each month selecting one of the many talented Bands, DJ's, Radio Stations, and Dance Halls throughout SD.
The following year Shaw and Nerland wrote an instrumental, "Tension", that had hit written all over it. In the Spring of 1964 the band scheduled a recording session at Kay Bank Studio in the Twin Cities. recording on the Bangar label they cut a 45 with "When School is Through" on one side and "Tension" on the other. There weren't too many pressings but many were given to radio DJs in the Midwest. Although the record label didn't promote the record, the Ventures-sounding instrumental "Tension" proved to be very popular and received extensive airplay. If Kay Bank had promoted it, "Tension" could have very possibly become a national hit.