After their eponymous Planet Records debut full-length, the Plimsouls
took the major-label bait and signed on with Geffen Records. Everywhere at Once
, their first Geffen album, has mixed results. While the change to a major label did have a profound impact on the band, it wasn't always for the best. While Jeff Eyrich
's somewhat heavy-handed production did take a little air out of their performance, the end result is far less clinical than other major-label mainstream rock records of the day. Everywhere at Once
does contain the Plimsouls
' greatest recorded achievement, "A Million Miles Away," which packs all of the passion and punch of some of John Lennon
's finest recordings with a wonderful power-driven Byrds
-like arrangement. Other standouts on this record include "Play the Breaks" which, while not quite as awesome as it is in a live performance (they were possibly the finest live band in Los Angeles in this period), still shines.