Thursday, February 22, 2007

The Plimsouls

I've already covered Peter Case's first band, The Nerves, and his solo career, so here's something by his second band, The Plimsouls. This song originally appeared on a cassette-only compilation, and much later on Rhino's out-of-print Plimsoul's...Plus CD. It's hard to imagine why the band would have chosen to relegate a song this good to obscurity. It may not be the equal of "Zero Hour" or "A Million Miles Away," but with some of Peter Case's most soulful vocals and some nice Byrdsian guitars, it's pretty darn good.

Anyone know if the band's 1998 reunion album, Kool Trash, is worth picking up?

My friend Adam just pointed out to me that A Cappella Books recently published Peter Case's memoir of his early years in music, As Far As You Can Get Without A Passport. It looks interesting.

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