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Main » 2006 » December » 4 » Pesky Gee - 1969 - Exclamation Mark
Pesky Gee - 1969 - Exclamation Mark
Pesky Gee - 1969 - Exclamation Mark

Tracks :
1 Another Country (7.37)
2 Pigs Foots (4.39)
3 Season Of The Witch (8.22)
4 A Place Of Heartbreak (3.00)
5 Where Is My Mind (3.00)
6 Piece Of My Heart (2.50)
7 Dharma For One (4.02)
8 Peace Of Mind (2.19)
9 Born To Be Wild (4.20)

Band Members :
-Jim Gannon - Guitar
-Jess "Zoot" Taylor - Organ
-Kip Trevor - Vocalist
-Clive Jones - Saxophone
-Bob Bond - Bass guitar
-Clive Box - Drums & percussion
-Kay Garret - Vocalis

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.
~Jon 'Mojo' Mills, All Music Guide

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