Tinnitist TV | Episode 116: Pearl Harbour

The singer-songwriter talks Tubes, Explosions, her life as Mrs. Clash & much more.

There are great albums that everyone knows. And there are great albums almost no one has heard. Singer Pearl Harbour’s second full-length Don’t Follow Me, I’m Lost Too belongs the second group.

It’s certainly not for lack of talent — along with Pearl’s powerhouse vocals, the 1980 release boasts an all-star British backing band featuring members of The Clash, The Blockheads, Dr. Feelgood, The Rumour and others. And it’s definitely not the songs — in addition to her own lighthearted rockabilly ditties, the disc features her unforgettable take on Wanda Jackson’s Fujiyama Mama. Simply put, this is an album you should own. And now you can: It’s just been refurbished and reissued in an expanded edition. A couple of weeks before the album arrived, Pearl got on Zoom from California to talk about her eventful life — including a stint dancing with The Tubes, her first band The Explosions, her marriage to Paul Simonon and tons more. Enjoy. Then read more about the album HERE.