Pezband - 1977 - Pezband (US)
Pezband is a Chicago-based power-pop band.
Their first album, 1977's Pezband, received a great deal of critical acclaim, with Record World declaring them the "Most Promising New Act of the Year" and positive reviews from Billboard and Trouser. A 1978 EP, Two Old Two Soon was similarly received positively, with Hit Parader stating "If this four-songer is a hint of what’s to come on their upcoming second album, this may be the best American group of the year." That release, Laughing in the Dark, was cited by Rolling Stone as one of the best albums of the year.
Solid reviews did not translate into record sales and following their third studio album, Cover to Cover, the band broke up.
The band, reformed as a trio with Mimi Betinis, Mike Ruane and founding member John Pazdan, reformed in 1981 to record an EP, but their distribution deal fell through and the band went on an extended hiatus. Ultimately, this trio reconvened in the summer of 2006, playing several dates in Chicago, as well as headlining The Cavern Club in Liverpool, but called it quits shortly thereafter.
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