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''Peep'' is the debut album by
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(named just "Rasmus" back then), released on 23 September 1996 on
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. They met their first manager and record producer,
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in 1995 and signed with Warner Music Finland in February 1996. They released their first EP, called ''
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'', on Teja G. Records, in December 1995, which featured the songs "Frog", "Myself", "Funky Jam" and "Rakkauslaulu". The album was first released in
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Track listing

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cover) – 3:35 # "Postman" – 2:38 # "Fool" – 3:43 # "Shame" – 3:30 # "P.S." – 3:04 # "Julen är här igen" – 3:30 # "Peep" (instrumental) – 0:49 # "Frog" – 2:31 # "Funky Jam" – 2:13 # "Outflow" – 2:51 # "Myself" – 3:50 # "Life 705" – 5:09 # "Small" – 6:26 *Untitled - (After 1 minute and 55 seconds of silence after the song "Small", you will hear a man saying something in Finnish and a child saying "hello" and "bye bye".) (
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Singles

The singles from ''Peep'' were not named after the songs. The names were "1st", "2nd" and "3rd". ''1st'' is actually an EP, containing four tracks (including the non-album song "Rakkauslaulu"). Their very first
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was made for "Funky Jam" the same year. * The first single from the album was ''
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'', released in 1995. * '' 2nd'' was the second single, released in 1996. * '' 3rd'' was the last single from the album, released in 1996.


Credits

The Rasmus *
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– guitar * Eero Heinonen – bass guitar, bass * Janne Heiskanen – Drum kit, drums Additional musicians * Timo Lavanko – saxophone on "Outflow" * Aleksi Ahoniemi – saxophone on "Postman" and "P.S." * Jukka Tiirikainen – trumpet on "P.S." Additional personnel *
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Teja Kotilainen The Rasmus is a Finnish Rock music, rock band that formed in 1994 in Helsinki while the band members were in upper comprehensive school.Main source of the band's history: The original band members were Lauri Ylönen (lead singer-songwriter), Eero ...
– producers * Juha Heininen, Ilkka Herkman, Teja Kotilainen – recorders * Juha Heininen, Jarno Patala – mixers * Pauli Saastamoinen – mastering * Dick Lindberg, Klikki – photography The Rasmus albums 1996 debut albums {{1990s-alt-rock-album-stub