The Rebel Pebbles formed in Los Angeles in 1989 and consisted of singer Rachel Murray, guitarist Karen Blankfeld, bassist Robin Fox and drummer Cheryl Bullock.
Rachel Murray met Karen Blankfeld - who had previously played drums for The Pandoras, and bass for Wednesday Week - through a newspaper ad.
Rachel signed on as the singer of the fledgling band, and along with Cheryl Bullock on drums and Robin Barnetti on bass, The Rebel Pebbles were ready for the world. They began playing gigs around LA and recorded a 3 song cassette-only EP for their own Teatime Records label, called Party Time. The Rebel Pebbles would replace the band's original bassist Robin Barnetti with Robin Fox following the release of Party Time, but the EP would do its job admirably by getting the Rebel Pebbles noticed.
Dream Lover would peak at a respectable number 38 on the Billboard Hot 100; however, the two follow-ups failed to break into the top 40.
The pressures of the constant touring built up and lead to troubles within the group. Bassist Robin Fox left the band citing musical differences, and was replaced by Margaret Ford, who fit in nicely with the band but who never actually signed on. Margaret was replaced by Leigh Cadwalleter, although there were to be no recording sessions with this final Rebel Pebbles' line-up. Commitment dwindled, and the band folded. The Rebel Pebbles had a compelling style, but they were unable to gain an individual identity. Perhaps in the final analysis, the Pebbles were simply not allowed to just be themselves and create the great music they were undoubtedly capable of creating beyond their first effort. (John Harp's Audiophile Reference Site)
Dream Lover / How Do You Feel? / Girls Talk / Anthony's Attic / Toy Soldier / No More Crying / Groovy Love / Without You / Eskimo And Butterfly / Elaphant's Revenge / Wild Weekend
The Rebel Pebbles - Girls Talk
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