AMERICAN PEARL – American Pearl

American Pearl – American Pearl (2000, Wind-Up Records)

Track List:
1. “California” … 3:31
2. “Automatic” … 3:24
3. “Giveaway” … 3:03
4. “Underground” … 4:56
5. “Free Your Mind” … 3:24
6. “Truth” … 3:36
7. “Bleed” … 4:08
8. “Seven Years” … 4:28
9. “Revelation” … 3:08
10. “Amphetamine”… 3:43
11. “If We Were Kings” … 3:56

Kevin Roenten – Vocals, Guitar
Kevin Quinn – Guitar
Rodney Rocha – Bass
Noah Shain – Drums

Produced by: Steve Jones, Mudrock

The year 2000 was a pretty dismal looking place when it came to new rock acts. Nu-metal and “post grunge” lames like Creed were running radio. But at least, for one short moment, the world had American Pearl. Yeah, they didn’t get any radio play, but they looked good and sounded good. The album is enjoyable upbeat melodic hard rock that was definitely influenced by 70s hard rock but with a bit of a L.A. strip twist. American Pearl didn’t really sound like anyone else at the time and that was a great thing. I’ll still pull this album out and listen to it every now and then. It’s a fun and positive record. Too bad they didn’t stick around.

Funny enough, they were on the Wind-Up label, the very same label that was the home of Creed.

Highlights: “California”, “Underground”, “Free Your Mind”, “Truth”, “Seven Years”, “Amphetamine”, “If We Were Kings”


Posted on March 13, 2009, in American Pearl and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Ha, me too. I remember when this CD had its short moment. Funny, I saw it all over the Wind-Up advertisements with Creed, making me curious. So I picked it up at a used CD store out of curiousity – not too bad of stuff. I’ll have to pop it in again.

  2. Bought this for 99 cents in a bargain buin shortly after it came out. American Pearl was getting a lot of hype in Metal Edge around this time so I put it on the list to check out…..eventually. Like I said, found it on the cheap in a bargain bin, played it once… its collecting dust.

    Heavy Metal Addiction

  3. Yeah, you should definitely give it a listen again.

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