Rediscovered after 41 years – The forgotten 1st Pavlov's Dog album from 1973
On Novemer 28th the believed lost „Pekin Tapes“ by Pavlov's Dog will be released by Rockville Music. The „Pekin Tapes“ were recorded in October 1973, nearly two years before „Pampered Menial“, and were originally intented to become the band's debut album. They fascinatingly demonstrate the variety and wide-ranging musical scope of the early Pavlov's Dog, as the band itself handled the production, with no outside producer to answer to.
When ABC Records listened to the „Pekin Tapes“, they signed the band and decided to send them back to studio to produce a completely new album: “Pampered Menial“ was released in 1975 and became a milestone in Progressive Rock history. The „Pekin Tapes“ though were never used and finally forgotten. Golden Voice Studio in Pekin/IL burned down in 1977, taking with it the masters of the “Pekin Tapes“.