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The Plimsouls are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1978. Formed by singer, guitarist and songwriter Peter Case (who had previously fronted early new wave band The Nerves), the core lineup of the Plimsouls included Peter Case on vocals & Vox guitar, guitarist Eddie Munoz, bassist David Pahoa and drummer Lou Ramirez. The band’s first release was an EP, Zero Hour in 1980, followed by a full length album in 1981, The Plimsouls. The band achieved its greatest notoriety in 1983 when the single release “A Million Miles Away” was included on the Valley Girl motion picture soundtrack and became a minor rock radio hit. The band, which also appeared on camera in the movie, performing the song and parts of two others, quickly re-recorded the song for inclusion on a second album, Everywhere At Once, but broke up shortly after. Brilliantly produced by bassist Jeff Eyrich who went on to join the jazz combo Dave’s True Story, Everywhere At Once has since come to be regarded as a classic. Case continued with a solo career while pursuing his interests in music history. In 1996, The Plimsouls reunited for a few shows and some recording sessions, resulting in a little-heard reunion album called Kool Trash which featured an appearance by Blondie drummer Clem Burke. They have continued to reunite occasionally since that time.


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  • shuttleruss

    Saw them in the very early 80s at the Whiskey...great live band....

    8 Mar 2013 Reply
  • iameclectic

    listening to Beach Town Confidential Live Album 1983 ~ long live rock n roll

    4 Mar 2012 Reply
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  • spacematador

    thank god for children of nuggets

    18 May 2011 Reply
  • jo4nny

    It's a shame I only found out about these guys because of the Speed and Dumb & Dumber soundtracks. Great!

    6 Feb 2011 Reply
  • juepucta

    Yay for the new/old live album.

    26 Jan 2010 Reply
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  • barbarataps

    Should be very proud of the less than 5 minutes nugget they created. Very few do it and it still makes me... oh I guess quiver... reaching back for the right words. Thanks! My husband laments that I am such a popster but few do it so well these days and I need someone to translate today's stuff... oh maybe I understand the Jonas bros. :-) I am still a million miles away!

    29 Aug 2009 Reply
  • DJGuss1

    Great band on record and live, to bad they never got the airplay or attention they deserved. They got lost in the mix of 80's new wave and drowned due to lack of backing by AR and record company.

    24 Dec 2008 Reply
  • PappaWheelie

    That techno-pop garbage you listen to is gutless....this is the real world, you won't catch anything here.

    19 Jan 2008 Reply
  • Enrique67

    Yes, indeed! They were playing in the club...A Million Miles Away, Oldest Story in the World. Great movie:)

    22 Oct 2006 Reply

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