Plimsouls Live LP; Case & Collins Reunite

 

Duo planning a
full-band tour – including stops at SXSW – to showcase Nerves, Breakaways,
Plimsouls and Beat classics.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

Punk, garage and power pop fans need no introduction to the
late, great Plimsouls, the group that brought Peter Case to international
prominence. Over the past few years Case has been releasing unearthing material
(solo and with bands, including Plimsouls) from his archives for the Alive Naturalsound
label, and this time he’s got another ‘souls good ‘un: Beach Town Confidential, due on Feb. 7.

 

Recorded at the height of their onstage power at The Golden
Bear in Huntington Beach, CA on August 13, 1983, this captures Case, Eddie Muñoz, Dave Pahoa and Louie
Ramírez ripping through 16 tracks with a youthful and reckless abandon. Six of
these songs have never been recorded before by The Plimsouls (“Making Time,”
“Fall On You,” “The Price Of Love,” “Who’s Gonna Break The Ice?,” “Jumpin’ In
The Night” and “You Can’t Judge A Book”), plus it also features the only live
recordings of “Magic Touch,” “Oldest Story In The World” and “Hobo.”

 

MP3: “Magic Touch”

 


The Plimsouls – Magic Touch by Pavement PR

 

Tracklisting:

 

01. Introduction
02. Shaky City
03. Makin’ Time
04. Zero Hour
05. Hobo
06. Who’s Gonna Break The Ice
07. Fall On You
08. Oldest Story In The World
09. Magic Touch
10. A Million Miles Away
11. Jump, Jive and Harmonize
12. Jumpin’ In The Night
13. Now
14. How Long Will It Take
15. In This Town
16. Price of Love
17. You Can’t Judge a Book

 

Meanwhile, Case has announced he’s teaming up with Paul
Collins for an extensive spring North American tour that will include several
performances in Austin
at SXSW. Prior to the Plimsouls, Case was in The Nerves and The Breakaways with
Collins (who would later go on to form his own highly-respected group, The Beat);
music buffs will recall that Blondie took Nerves gem “Hanging On The Telephone”
all the way to the bank in 1978. For this tour the two (along with bassist Timm
Buechler and drummer Amos Pitsch) will be performing classic numbers by those
bands as well as Plimsouls and The Beat material.

Tour Dates:

March 01 Iron Road Studios, Vancouver BC, CAN
March 02 The Funhouse, Seattle WA
March 03 The Star Theatre, Portland OR
March 05 Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco CA
March 07 The Echo, Los Angeles CA
March 08 Bar Pink, San Diego CA
March 09 Pappy and Harriet’s, Pioneertown TBA CA
March 11 Club Congress, Tucson AZ
March 13 Rhythm Room, Phoenix AZ
March 16 TBA SXSW Official Showcase, Austin TX
March 17 Alejandro Escovedo’s Taco Party at Maria’s Taco Express Austin TX
mid-afternoon
March 17 Freddie Steady’s 12th Annual Frontier A Go Go And Rock & Roll
Hootenanny, Austin TX 5:30 PM
March 18 The Blue Door, Oklahoma City OK acoustic duo
March 19 The Record Bar, Kansas City MO
March 20 TBA, Springfield MO
March 22 The New Amsterdam, St. Paul MN
March 23 TBA, Lafayette IN
March 24 Shank Hall, Milwaukee WI
March 25 TBA, Chicago IL
March 26 TBA, Cincinnati OH
March 27 Ace of Cups, Columbus OH
March 28 Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland OH
March 29 TBA, Stanhope PA
March 30 Stage on Herr, Harrisburg PA
March 31 Bridge Street Live, Collinsville CT
April 11 TBA, Boston MA
April 12 TBA, New York City NY
April 13 TBA, Philadelphia PA
April 14 TBA, Washington DC
April 15 TBA, Richmond VA
April 16 TBA, Raleigh NC
April 17 The High Watt, Nashville TN
April 18 Hi-Tone, Memphis TN
April 19 TBA, Athens GA
April 20 JJ Bohemia’s Chattanooga TN
April 21 The Star Bar, Atlanta GA
April 22 TBA, Asheville NC
April 24 TBA, Jacksonville FL
April 25 TBA, Gainesville FL
April 26 TBA, Tampa FL
April 27 TBA, Miami FL
April 28 TBA, Orlando FL

 

[Photo Credit: Anne Summa]

 

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