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Pure Joy

Biography

The pop lovechild of Rusty Willoughby, Pure Joy originally formed in the late 1980s. Their anomalistic sound was one of fuzzy psychedelic pop spliced with scratchy guitar hooks and Willoughby's trademark nasal, triumphant vocals. The original incarnation of Pure Joy ended in 1989, wherein the short-lived tale of Flop begins. Flop released three records before breaking up with the bitter taste of a major label in their mouth. Rusty has since reformed Pure Joy and intends to rightly stake his claim as one of the kings of punk-ed up, psych-ed out Power Pop. The newest record Getz, The Worm finds little has changed in the Pure Joy camp. The immediate melodies and grinding guitars are now accented with gurgling sounds and strings, and the timing couldn't be better.

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