Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Baby it's Cold Outside

[It's well below freezing outside today and I found myself singing "Baby Its Cold Outside" to myself so I figured I'd post the song.]

pezbandThough Chicago's Pezband formed in 1971, in 1978 retail giant Record World crowned Pezband “Most Promising New Act of the Year.” Perhaps that's because they got lumped into the resurging skinny tie power pop scene of the late 70's. They released 3 full length LP's (Pezband, Laughing in the Dark, and Cover to Cover), as well as two live EP's (30 Seconds over Schaumburg and Too Old Too Soon). Despite talent, great records and critical acclaim the band never sold a lot of records and quickly found themselves in the cut out bins. [I dug out my Pezband LPs and price stickers on the jackets revealed that I paid .25 cents for their debut and a buck for their second]. Being signed to South Plainfield NJ's Passport records certainly didn't help them much. They split up in 1980.

Pezband were:
Mimi Betinis: Guitar, Vocals.
Mick Rain: Drums, Vocals.
Mike Gorman: Bass, Vocals
Tommy Gauvenda: Guitars

Pezband LPs were reissued on CD for the first time in Japan a couple of years ago. They can be found here (self-titled debut) , here (Laughing in the Dark) and here (Cover to Cover).

Pezband have since reformed and have a myspace page.

Go to the download page to get Pezband - "Baby it's Cold Outside"