Album Review: Peakahokahoo by Piney Gir

Album Name: Peakahokahoo
Artist: Piney Gir
Year/Label: 2004 / Truck Records

[Buy at Oxford Music ]

Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Piney Gir hails from Kansas City, but she sounds like she’s out of this world. Her solo debut is electronica, but it’s twisted to suit her impatient outlook.

“Girl” is electro-clash, but more naïve than say Miss Kittin.

The cover of the Who’s classic “My Generation” is a treat. In her hands it becomes a hysterical, shout-a-long with distorted vocals and a breakneck pace.

“Greetings, salutations, Goodbye” sounds like an old time country song.

“Sweet” is pure lounge with impossibly languid vocals.

The synth of “Jezebel” is a tale of a groupie with nods to Gary Glitter.

“Hey hey rock’n’roll” deadpans Gir.

This is inventive, clever and unmissable.

Posted on October 11, 2004

Track Listing
1. Boston
2. Que Sera Sera
3. Girl
4. Creature
5. My Generation
6. La La La
7. Greeting, Salutations, Goodbye
8. K-i-s-s-i-n-g
9. Sweet
10. Nightsong
11. Ruth is Coming to America
12. Jezebel
13. Janet Schmanet

[Piney Gir Official Site]

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