The Orange Peels
With the uprising of countless punk pop acts during the late 90s and early twenty-first century, a band like the Orange Peels is an anomaly. Although there are pop punk elements present in their songs, the band has more in common with classic 60s era pop masters such as Burt Bacharach, Brian Wilson, and Ray Davies than Blink-182 or Green Day. Hailing from the Bay Area of California, USA, Orange Peels roots stretch back to the early 90s, when singer/guitarist Allen Clapp began performing under the name Allen Clapp And His Orchestra. It was under that name that countless singles were issued, as well as an album (1994s One Hundred Percent Chance Of Rain), before the name of the band was changed to the Orange Peels, with the addition of members Larry Winther (guitar), Jill Pries (bass), and Bob Vickers (drums). Signed to the Minty Fresh label, the quartet issued their debut, Square, in 1997. An early version of the album had been rejected by the label owing...