I could still kick myself for never traveling north from San Diego to LA to see The Plimsouls in the clubs back in the early 80’s. KROQ and KLOS played their records quite a bit, and I loved every song I heard. Unfortunately, my crazy USN hours conflicted with crazy LA club scene hours, even if I didn’t include the drive time, so I never made the trip. (What did Twain say about being more disappointed by the things we didn’t do rather than the things we did do?)
I got a huge kick out of it when the band performed as themselves in the Valley Girl movie, which was otherwise rather blah teen fare. I found the clip on YouTube. Peter Case introduces “A Million Miles Away!” Funny, the band looks timeless, but the club-goers definitely look dated! I mean, Nicholas Cage‘s hair….yeesh! Love the clothes, too.
So here’s one of my favorite 80’s bands–The Plimsouls!