Saturday, February 28, 2009


Its really sad how many bands slipped through the cracks in the early '80s, it was a time when punk ruled still, and new wave was just coming up, and for bands who played a hybrid of the two somehow just were overlooked. Action Now were one of those bands. This record is loaded with great little powerpop / mod gems .
The band was a four piece and hailed from Southern California's San Gabriel Valley and was in most respects, like any other power-pop band of the time—obsessed with record collecting and dedicated to stringing together as many three-minute, three-chord nuggets as they had in them. To the degree that Action Now was separated from the pack, they were distinct thanks to the drive of one Paula Pierce, a former accordion whiz who started a band back in her early teens that morphed through countless lineups and names to wind up as Action Now.
After Action Now broke up, Pierce went on to form a somewhat more successful group The Pandoras. Sadly she passed away far to young of a brain aneurysm in 1991.


Powerpopster said...

Good stuff. Thanks!

antippasti said...

Is it possible a re-up, mate?

Frank Miller said...

I can do it for you but it may take a while.

antippasti said...

I can wait, thanks in advance mate!