Starduster, Barely Pink’s five-song EP (with three, count ’em, three bonus tracks!), was self-released in 1995, quickly attracting the attention of regional and national media. “One of the punchiest, hookiest, grooviest combos that these pop-lovin’ ears have heard in, oh, the last decade or so,“ raved Goldmine, tome of all things recorded and collectible. “(The songs are) great from start to finish, packed with lotsa fiery guitar, swell harmonies, and streamlined melodies. Barely Pink currently stands poised at the brink of power pop greatness.” Two full-length CDs followed, 1997’s numberonefan and Elli’s Suitcase the following year, available stateside through noted pop purveyor Not Lame Recordings and in Japan by JVC/Victor, at the time record label of power pop legends Cheap Trick. Concurrent compilation appearances included Full Circle: A Tribute to Gene Clark (Not Lame/USA), What The World Needs Now: A Tribute To Burt Bacharach (Big Deal/USA), and Pop Gun 2000 (Screaming Apple/Germany) along with many other salutes to artists such as Cheap Trick, Elvis Costello, and Enuf Z’nuff. Barely Pink’s songs have been featured in broadcasts by such diverse outlets as the XGames on ESPN, the Disney Channel, and the Tokyo Broadcasting System. In the summer of 2000, the band made their third consecutive appearance at the International Pop Overthrow, the prestigious pop-oriented music festival held annually in Los Angeles, New York City, Nashville, and the UK. Last Day Of Summer, the band’s third full-length release, was partly recorded at Tampa’s Morrisound Studios with Tom Morris (Seven Mary Three, Steve Morse Band, The Crow soundtrack, among many other credits) co-producing with the band.
“The band makes catchy pop-rock, rich in grabby hooks, woo woo harmonies and chiming guitars that capture a wide-eyed innocence of bygone days … bright harmonies on top and gritty rock ‘n’ roll underneath … the Bay’s own pop colossus … kinda like Big Star meets Urge Overkill by way of ELO with a little Ramones on top.”
“Barely Pink is one of the punchiest, hookiest, grooviest combos that these pop-lovin’ ears have heard in, oh, the last decade or so.”
“If my body has stopped moving to Barely Pink’s tunes, I’d only have had to assume that I’d been struck by sudden paralysis.”
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