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Everbody's Boring but Pearl Harbour!

Iman Lababedi, Creem, July 1981

AT THE END of a nine-week American tour, on Easter Sunday 1980 in San Francisco, Pearl Harbour and the Explosions, er, exploded. Due to musical differences, as they say in the trades. Though of no great loss to anyone, its immediate effect on Pearl was to convince her to move to England with then-boyfriend Kosmo Vinyl (then Clash publicist) to wipe away her tears. Nearly a year later I'm sitting opposite her in an office at Warner Bros., and it's obvious she hasn't been exactly idle. In New York to set up dates for her new band and do interviews in support of Don't Follow Me, I'm Lost Too, even she'd admit this is her first real stake in the rock games we love so well.

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