Sunday, April 20, 2014

Musical Interlude: Pearle (1990)

Trip Shakespeare's "Pearle" may have been the band's only hit, but it shouldn't have. With a retro-pop sound recalling the bubblegum pop of the late 60's-early 70's, though perhaps not by design, "Pearle", which was originally recorded on the band's first indie album, gained heavy airplay on alternative rock radio stations in 1990.

Two of the band members would later go on to form Semisonic, and, yep, they too were a 1-hit wonder, with "Closing Time" just a few years later.

Here's the story of "Pearle":

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