The Southern California punk revival band Pulley was formed upon vocalist Scott Radinsky's departure from Ten Foot Pole, brought about by that band's desire for a singer with a full-time focus on music (Radinsky is also a major-league relief pitcher and has played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, among others). Pulley's initial lineup included drummer Jordan Burns (also ex-Ten Foot Pole), who was in the pre-Ten Foot Pole band Scared Straight with Radinsky and also gigs with Strung Out; guitarist Jim Cherry, formerly the bassist of Strung Out; guitarist Mike Harder, who served a brief stint in Scared Straight; and bassist Matt Riddle, formerly of Face to Face. Pulley's debut, Esteem Driven Engine, was released in 1996 by Epitaph; Riddle joined No Use for a Name full-time afterwards and was replaced by Tyler Rebbe. Follow-up 60 Cycle Hum appeared in 1997, and their eponymous third album in 1999. In 2001 they relased last Together Again For The First Time.

 

 

MEMBERS: Scott Radinsky (vocals), Matt Riddle (bass), Jordan Burns (drums), Jim Cherry (guitar), Mike Harder (guitar)

STYLES:  Punk revival

SIMILAR ARTISTS: 88 Fingers Louie, Zero Boys, Senser, Toadies, Fuel

FULL RECORDS: Esteem Driven Engine (1996), 60 Cycle Hum (1997), Pulley (1999), Together Again For The First Time (2001)

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     ESTEEM DRIVEN ENGINE (***/*)   review

 

     60 CYCLE HUM   (**/*)   review