sâmbătă, 21 februarie 2009

The Peep Show - Mazy (1967-1968)

16 Track compilation of British psychedelic pop band whose 1967 single 'Mazy' has long been regarded as a classic in the genre. All tracks were recorded in 1967/1968 and the most are previously unreleased. The album was officially released in 1999.

The Peep Show were purveyors of very decent psych fare indeed. Decidedly darker in tone and far less acid-driven than many of their contemporaries, the band remain something of an enigma. Songs such as Your Servant Stephen and Esprit De Corps marked them out as oddballs even then; but then with the former dealing with a man’s plea to his pregnant girlfriend’s father and the latter with the inadequacy felt when comparing oneself to a Battle Of Britain pilot, it’s not overly surprising. Although not necessarily in-tune with the kids, The Peep Show, in the space of no-more than a year, recorded a series of solid psych tracks, one of which, Mazy, is now rightly regarded as a classic. It’s for songs such as Do Not Wait for Better Times, Morning and the wonderful When You're Getting Tired, however, that the band should be remembered.
Satirical, pessimistic and peculiarly English, The Peep Show are in a fine tradition that stretches from The Kinks to The Smiths. The wilful difference of much of the material here will surprise those expecting another just another psych reissue. These guys were genuine mavericks and, 40 years on, they still sound refreshingly different. (Record Collector).

Tracklist :
1. Your Servant Stephen
2. Mazy
3. Big Giant Man
4. Lost My Lover
5. Lovey Dovey Feeling
6. Silver Queen Of The Screen
7. When You're Getting Tired
8. Rum Sensation
9. Called And Chosen
10. Esprit De Corps
11. The Hovercraft Song
12 . Goodbye Child
13. Morning
14. Do Not Wait For Better Times
15. Mazy # 2
16. My Friends And I

4 comentarii:

  1. Thanks for sharing this interesting rarity. You're doing a great job with this blog. Cheers,

  2. i've never heard of peep show, but thank you for introducing them to me.

  3. is there anywhere i can hear a sample of mazy. mu girlfriends last name is mazy, and we are psychedelic sweethearts. she has informed me that it is a hungarian word/surname which something to the effect of "dazed and confused". pretty cool there is a track with that name, would really love to hear it. email me a link, if there is one, to solmanifestpress@gmail.com peace

  4. I have to conratulate you on your eclectic taste in 60's music...even though Im a child of the time and had my ear to what was happening ....I have to admit not knowing half the bands youve put up....its really been a pleasure to cast my eyes over your blog....excellent viewing i might add...the write ups and the music are superb...thank you very much for sharing these gems.