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Song ID: The Beau Brummels – “God Help the Teenagers Tonight” (1965)

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

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A prayer for our times. The Beau Brummels offered up this track in the mid-sixties, then promptly tossed it into the discard bin. The group, incidentally, has one of the most generously endowed discard bins in rock. It finally did show up for the first time on Rhino’s 2005 limited edition Magic Hollow box set, which is now out of print but mandatory, along with Sundazed’s San Fran Sessions (also out of print) if you have any interest in getting a truthful overview of the Brummels. See here for my dream “Best of the BBs” compilation.

R.I.P.: Beau Brummels drummer John Peterson passed away November 11, 2007.

The Beau Brummels – “God Help the Teenagers Tonight” (1965)

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Song ID: The Beau Brummels – “Lower Level” (1967)

Saturday, September 1st, 2007

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Chronically out of print Beau Brummels song – the B-side to their enchanting “Magic Hollow” A-side. This has got an airiness to it that suggests sweet oblivion and mind satisfaction within an enormous, bustling public building. The group was a trio at this point, just Sal Valentino, Ron Elliott, and Ron Meagher.

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The Beau Brummelstones (1966)

Saturday, July 14th, 2007

The Beau Brummels on Village of the Giants

Sunday, July 8th, 2007

The Beau Brummels tried to get all their band members a shot at singing lead a la moptops, but every song they tried it on would have sounded better with Sal Valentino’s distinctive voice. This second song in this clip is one of the few to feature Irish Brummel Dec Mulligan on lead just before he left the group.