The Plimsouls was a
rock band that was formed in Paramount, CA in 1978 by
former The Nerves vocalist Peter Chase. Initially,
the band called themselves The Tone Dogs, and they soon
became a popular band in Los Angeles. After
landing a record deal with Beat Records, the Plimsouls
released an EP in 1980 called Zero Hour, which
was a big success for the band in California.
In 1981, The Plimsouls
released their first full-length, self-titled studio
album (The Plimsouls).
It was their 1983 follow-up release,
Once, that they began receiving national
attention with the release of the song "A Million Miles
Away", which was also included on the Valley Girl
movie soundtrack. Some of you may remember that
the Goo Goo Dolls covered this song in 1990.
The Plimsouls did not release any
additional studio albums in the 1980's after parting
ways, but they did have a reunion in the mid 1990's that
resulted in some live shows and a new album. From
time to time, the band has been known to reunite from
time to time, and Peter Chase continues a solo career.
The Plimsouls Discography is as follows:1980: Zero Hour
1981: The Plimsouls
1983: Everywhere at Once
1988: One Night in America
1998: Kool Trash
2010: Live! Beg, Borrow & Steal
2012: Beach Town Confidential (live 1983)