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Home What's Power Pop? Concert Schedule Local Performers Visiting Performers Reviews and Articles PEZBAND WEBRING

 

PEZBAND
Home What's Power Pop? Concert Schedule Local Performers Visiting Performers Reviews and Articles PEZBAND WEBRING

 

PEZBAND was a fantasic Chicago power pop band from the 1970's. They reunited in 2006! Their CD's have been reissued in Japan, but not in the States.

Pezband in Chicago April 29, 2006

John Pazdan and Mimi Betinis on stage for Pezband's first concert in 24 years. Mick Rain is not in the shot. Proof that a cameraphone is more phone than camera.

 

Who else but David Bash and IPO would perform the seeming impossible and reunite
Pezband after more than twenty years? The band holds a special place in my
heart, I saw them a couple of times at Great Gildersleeves in New York, among
other venues, and I appreciated their hooky songs and especially Mimi Betinis'
vocals. This night was an unforgettable event!
Mimi took on extra lead guitar duties and proved worthy in a surprising set that sounded
wonderful. Surprising in that the band emphasized the blues covers more than the
other times I saw them. They also played several songs from their forthcoming album which was started and shelved in 1982! You be the judge:

Stella Blue
I Got the Keys (Mick Rain on lead vocals)
Stop! Wait a Minute
Write a Letter
Please Be Somewhere Tonight (new guitar solo)
This Is Where I Belong (Kinks Kover)
I'm Not Talkin'
Office Girl
Back in the Middle
Come on Down to My House (not the Tom Petty Song)
Angelique
Black Magic
Smokestack Lightning
Stroll on
Train Kept a Rollin'
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
Hippy Hippy Shake

Thanks to John Pazdan, who reviewed and corrected the above list.

 

I wanted to share some nostalgia. Here's some letters I received when I joined Pezband fan club:

It took me 28 years to realize that Candy D. Spencer, fan club president,  is a pun.

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In 1978, Power Pop was getting national exposure:

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"Stop! Wait a Minute" was Pezband's best song

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