The Plimsouls

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: power pop new wave 80s rock punk rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of a group of bands from Los Angeles, California, USA, playing power pop in the mid-80s, the Plimsouls comprised Peter Case (5 April 1954, USA; vocals/guitar, ex-Nerves), plus Lou Ramirez (drums), Dave Pahoa (bass) and Eddie Munoz (lead guitar). Formed in 1979, they originally worked as Tone Dogs before changing names and earning a strong local live reputation. This culminated in the low-budget recording in 1980 of a debut EP, Zero Hour, on the band’s own Beat Records which captured their live energy despite its lo-fi recording quality. Their love of 60s pop was more fully realized on The Plimsouls, whose vibrant pop tunes were given a clearer production. However, disappointed by record sales the band’s relationship with Planet deteriorated, and they signed to Geffen Records. Again the band stayed long enough to produce only a single recording, the widely acclaimed Everywhere At Once, which included ‘A Million Miles Away’, issued as a...

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