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Black Tambourine were one of the earliest Slumberland groups, consisting of members of Whorl and Velocity Girl, plus their pal
Pam Berry on vocals. Conceived as an explicitly pop band at a time when pop bands were pretty rare in America, Black
Tambourine wore their influences on their sleeves: The Jesus & Mary Chain, of course, but also folks like Phil Spector, Smokey
Robinson, Love, The Ramones, Shop Assistants, The Pastels, 14 Iced Bears, Orange Juice and the list goes o.
Though they only played a handful of gigs in their brief career, their two singles on Slumberland and Audrey’s Diary wielded a
large influence, and were key artifacts in the birth of US indie pop.
Similar Bands: The Field Mice, Heavenly, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Beat Happening
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