Call Pearl a modern-day Janis Joplin, just ballsier.
Her commanding and sultry voice is infused by her passion
for classic/ hard rock, R&B, Southern rock and soul. The songs on her debut,
"Little Immaculate White Fox," are familiar yet original.
The stepdaughter of Meat Loaf was engrossed in music at
an early age. The lyrics on the hard-rocking opener, "Rock Child," are a true
testimony to her childhood. Pearl did backup vocals for her stepfather from 1994
to 2003 and sang with Mötley Crüe.
Pearl is married to Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian, who is
featured on "Little Immaculate White Fox." Guest appearances from Jerry Cantrell
and Ted Nugent also grace the album.
The songs range from tender ballads to aggressive
rockers. It's accessible, grandiose and bluesy. She mixes sounds from early '60s
Rolling Stones to '80s AC/DC. It's truly surprising to find an artist this
diverse and talented. The band’s musicianship also deserves a mention. They can
rock with the best of them.
"Rock Child," "Nutbush City Limits" and "Check Out
Charlie" (featuring Nugent) are pure rockers with attitude. "Mama," with its
Southern rock flavor, "My Heart Isn't In it" and "Anything" show Pearl's softer
side. Her voice is absolutely angelic.
"Little Immaculate White Fox" is by no means a
heavy-metal album, but it's full of catchy classic-rock riffs oozing with melody
and soulful, passionate and confident vocals.