Continuing with our month of welcoming the music of Rusty Willoughby to Drums & Wiires, we are very pleased to add the early-mid '80s psychedelic rock music of Pure Joy to the catalog!
Pure Joy (originally the Dwindles) were heavily influenced by the UK's preeminent purveyors of new wave neo-psychedelia during that period, Teardrop Explodes (in fact taking their name from a Teardrop song) and to a lesser extent the post-punk Chameleons U.K. with whom they would eventually tour. It's their British musical influences that mostly defined the group's sound, setting them apart from their Seattle musical peers at the time.
Original members were Rusty Willoughby (songwriter, lead singer, guitar), Lisa King (bass), Jim Hunnicutt (drums, vocals), with Randy Willoughby (keyboards and album art) joining after the first EP.
Get the full scoop on Pure Joy HERE!