One of my favorite albums is “All Over The Place” by the Bangles. I had just gotten a job at MSA in the mailroom, thanks to my friend Thomas F Jones, (I would later become a computer technician there). Their radio was tuned to WZGC (Z-93) and daily I would hear Walk Like An Egyptian and Manic Monday.
I called my friend Donnie Thompson and told him that I had heard this great band. He immediately said that these songs were on their second album, Different Light, and that I would really love the first album too. All Over The Place was their first full length LP, their previous being an EP.
It was released on Columbia Records in 1984 and only peaked at #80 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart but did spend 30 weeks on the chart. Two singles were released from this album, Hero Takes a Fall and Going Down to Liverpool.
It was female power pop with 60’s influenced songs full of incredible harmonies. I fell in love with them and have collected their material ever since. The Bangles are Michael Steele (Vocals / Bass), Debbi Peterson (Vocals / Drums), Vicki Peterson (Vocals / Lead Guitar) and Susanna Hoffs (Vocals / Rhythm Guitar).