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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Pesky Gee! 1969 Exclamation Mark

Genre: Rock
Rate: 128 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:40:03
Size: 36,69 MB

United Kingdom

Review by Jon "Mojo" Mills

Starting out as a typical U.K. club soul band, and then turning toward psychedelia and prog rock in the latter half of the '60s, it wasn't until Pesky Gee! changed their name in 1970 to Black Widow, transformed, and released the satanic Sacrifice that they reached the public eye. If not singular in any particular way, the prog-edged Pesky Gee! album, released on Pye in 1969, has enough cool Hammond organ flourishes and late psych-intoned vocals (male and female) to cause interest. Much is aimless, relies too much on the blues-rock boom, or is downright bad ("Born to Be Wild"), but when they got the mix right they were superb, as on their original psych/soul/prog numbers: on "A Place of Heartbreak" there is a superb male/female vocal, a soulful beat, and some haunting changes; while "Where Is My Mind" (both songs were released as a 45) has a driving rhythm, a unique use of horns, and sees the beginning of the band's fascination with sinister subject matter and horror vocalization. The covers get a bit much, although the Julie Driscoll-intoned reading of Donovan's "Season of the Witch" has some fine moments. Not a solid affair but representative of the change in the British music scene of the late '60s.


01 - Another Country 07:36

02 - Pigs Foots 04:38

03 - Season Of The Witch 08:21

04 - A Place Of Heartbreak 02:59

05 - Where Is My Mind 02:59

06 - Piece Of My Heart 02:50

07 - Dharma For One 04:01

08 - Peace Of Mind 02:19

09 - Born To Be Wild 04:20

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