Pearl Harbor & The Explosions.
The song 'Up And Over' by Pearl Harbor & The Explosions has a tempo of 174 beats per minute (BPM) on 'Pearl Harbor and the Explosions'.
Pearl Harbor and the Explosions is the debut album by the American band Pearl Harbor and the Explosions. The album was released by Warner Bros.
Pearl Harbor and the Explosions was a musical act from San Francisco, California. Forming in 1978, the new wave band had limited success in the late 1970s and early 1980s, with their debut single, "Drivin'", reaching the lower end of the American top 40 charts in 1980. Around this time, they released a self-titled LP which included the song "Shut Up and Dance", which received considerable airplay, particularly in the Bay Area.
You Got It (Release It). Pearl Harbor & The Explosions 1979. Shut up and Dance (Remastered). Pearl Harbor & The Explosions 1980. Don't Come Back (Remastered). Keep Going (Remastered). Pearl Harbor & the Explosions was one of the first American new wave groups. The band was formed in San Francisco in 1978 by vocalist Pearly Gates, guitarist Peter Bilt, bassist Hilary Stench, and drummer John Stench. Gates was once a background dancer for the Tubes and after she quit, she joined Leila and the Snakes, eventually renamed Pearl Harbor & the Explosions. In 1979, the band released the single "Drivin'.
Pearl E. Gates has had extraordinary career, even before she adopted the nickname Pearl Harbor while fronting the pioneering Bay Area punk band, the Explosions. In the mid-1970s, Gates was a backup singer and dancer with the Tubes, one of the most innovative (and controversial) rock acts to emerge from the Bay Area. By 1977, Gates had left to join an up-and-coming group called Leila and the Snakes. In 1998, she revamped the Explosions with all new members (including guitarist Stinky Le Pew and Dead Kennedy guitarist, East Bay Ray). They headlined the Psychobilly Festival, and perform on occasion to this day.
Sounding great since it’s newly remastered, Pearl Harbor and the Explosions has also been splendidly expanded from the original nine-song LP with six bonus tracks plus one 1979 radio ad. The album is now housed in a tri-fold cardboard mini-LP sleeve that replicates the original Warner Bros. Records LP front and back cover. It originally appeared as a real life non-LP B-side on the You Got It (Release It) single, but really deserved to be included on the original LP. It’s that great of a song!
The best tracks play up the band's rootsier side: "Drivin'" scored as an indie single and prompted Warner to sign the band, while "You Got It (Release It)" should have been the second hit: its coy sexual innuendoes would naturally have fit next to the Knack's like-minded fare. Shut up and Dance"'s rockabilly bluster is also good rakish fun (and has served as a metaphor of sorts for Harbor's solo career). Elsewhere, the pickings get slimmer.
|A||You Got It (Release It)||2:29|
|B||Busy Little B Side||3:00|
|PRO-A-843||Pearl Harbor & The Explosions*||You Got It (Release It) (12", Promo)||Warner Bros. Records||PRO-A-843||US||1979|
|W 17572||Pearl Harbor And The Explosions||You Got It (Release It) (7", Promo)||Warner Bros. Records||W 17572||Italy||1980|
|WBS 340||Pearl Harbor & The Explosions*||You Got It (Release It) (7", Single)||Warner Bros. Records||WBS 340||South Africa||1979|
|WBS 49143||Pearl Harbor And The Explosions||You Got It (Release It) (7", Single)||Warner Bros. Records||WBS 49143||US||1979|
|WBS 49143||Pearl Harbor And The Explosions||You Got It (Release It) (7", Single, Promo)||Warner Bros. Records||WBS 49143||Canada||1979|
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