Naked Soul may have been yet another from the seemingly hundreds of subpar rings to become signed to main labels within the early-’90s nourishing frenzy for “substitute” music, except that Costa Mesa, CA-based power trio had a magic formula weapon in singer/songwriter Mike Conley. Conley got previously experienced the renowned MIA in the first ’80s (with potential Big Drill Car people Frank Daly and Tag Arnold), among the initial Southern-California rings to move through the stylistic straitjacket of hardcore right into a even more melodic and poppy place. When MIA split up in 1987, Conley laid low for a couple years, guesting on the Thin Light Rope record and otherwise acquiring low-profile gigs. He shaped Naked Spirit in 1990 with bassist Jeff Sewell and drummer Larry Pearson (another previous MIA member). RCA agreed upon Naked Spirit after Nirvana recommended that melodic-but-powerful electric guitar trios could possibly be big, and released their debut EP, Seed, in 1992. The record was highlighted by way of a sterling version from the Who’s “Therefore Sad About Us” that highlighted Conley’s power pop root base, but an indifferent open public intended that the trio was kicked right down to the minors (the obscure RCA subsidiary Scotti Bros.) because of their sole full-length discharge, 1994’s Going to Your Planet. Basically disregarded upon its discharge, the album is truly a amazingly solid artifact of the choice rock era. Nude Spirit released a self-titled 7″ EP in 1995 on the tiny indie Planet Sound, having been lowered by Scotti Bros., however the group split soon after that.