Penguins In Heat ‘Victim of the Times’

'Victim of the Times' front coverSide ASide B'Victim of the Times' back cover

01 Victim of the Times (2:57)
02 No Place Like Home (3:29)

Total time 6:26
7in released by Risqué Records, HAK 6-88, USA, 1988

Howie Kestell: guitars, keyboards, vocals
Joe Pasteris: drums

Exquisite pop-rock single from 1988 by Penguins In Heat, the duo of Howie (Howard A.) Kestell and Joe Pasteris, out of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Appears to be Penguins In Heat’s only recording and the 2 musicians only output, for that matter. Pasteris played drums while Kestell played everything else and composed the songs. The A side is a classic, catchy pop-rock number with energetic guitar parts, think Rik Ocasek’s The Cars, for instance. #2 No Place Like Home is a melancholic, New Wave-y song reminiscent of The Stranglers’ La Folie – French lyrics included. A personal favorite from way back when.



3 Responses to “Penguins In Heat ‘Victim of the Times’”

  1. 1 icastico November 11, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Lovely. Thanks. I feel compelled to share my own DIY output from 1988 in gratitude.


  2. 2 Lu November 18, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    I think Penguins and Heat went on to become Mister Cyclops:

  3. 3 magan November 17, 2012 at 7:55 pm


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