The Call was led by singer-guitarist Michael Been, and formed in California in the early 1980s. Critics liked their roots rock sound and sophisticated lyrics, with some referring to The Call as a kind of updated version of The Band. These comparisons were likely helped by Robbie Robertson appearing on their 1985 album, Reconciled. Peter Gabriel was also a fan, and guested on the same album.
"Let the Day Begin" from the 1989 LP of the same name was The Call's biggest hit -- it reached #51 on the charts, while the album peaked at #64. Unfortunately, the band broke up in 1990, when Been left to pursue a solo career. The Call then re-formed in 1997 but broke up for good in 2000.
Sadly, Michael Been died of a heart attack in 2010, while working as a sound tech for his son's band (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club).
Note that The Call's "When the Walls Came Down" was posted on ERV in June 2014.