Residents of Redlands, California, the Peppermint Trolley Company began life as the Mark V, and the fare they recorded is featured on this anthology from the Now Sounds label.
The band also put out singles under a couple of different pseudonyms, including the C-Minors and the Intercoms which appear on Beautiful Sun as well. September was the date the band, now billed the Peppermint Trolley Company, unveiled what would be their sole album.
Originally released on Acta Records, the self-titled platter was padded to the ceiling with layers of sweet soaring harmonies stacked neatly atop pastoral textures, glistening melodies and exotic interludes. Challenging and ambitious, but highly accessible, Beautiful Sun is one of the greatest overlooked efforts of the era.
The Peppermint Trolley Company had the right attitude, the right motives, the right material, and the right connections. So what happened?
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