Rebel Pebbles

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The all-girl band Rebel Pebbles formed in 1989 when singer Rachel Murray met ex-Pandoras guitarist Karen Blankfield through a newspaper ad. Adding drummer Cheryl Bullock and bass player Robin Barnetti,…
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The all-girl band Rebel Pebbles formed in 1989 when singer Rachel Murray met ex-Pandoras guitarist Karen Blankfield through a newspaper ad. Adding drummer Cheryl Bullock and bass player Robin Barnetti, the Los Angeles quartet began gigging and recorded a self-released, three-song EP called Party Time. Following Party Time, the upstart band replaced Barnetti with Robin Fox and signed a record deal with Miles Copeland. They toured with fellow IRS labelmates Dread Zeppelin and Stan Ridgway before entering the studio in late 1990 to record their debut. The resulting Girls Talk was released in the spring of 1991 and Rebel Pebbles just missed out on a Top 40 hit with the first single, "Dream Lover," which peaked at number 42. Two further singles, "How Do You Feel" and "Anthony's Attic," were issued, but neither one cracked the charts. Constant touring and personnel changes created friction and Rebel Pebbles called it a day without ever recording a sophomore album. At the end of 2000, Blankfield and Bullock appeared on Murray's self-titled solo release and the band reunited for some reunion shows the following year.