THE BEAU BRUMMELS - Laugh Laugh

THE BEAU BRUMMELS - 'Laugh Laugh' / 'Still In Love With You Baby' (Autumn 8) Dec 1964

Sometimes common 45s or popular bands are overlooked simply because they sold lots of records or were on a major label. I've never been able to understand this blinkered snobbery?
When I first got my 60s infatuation way back in the early 80s, it didn't take me too long to discover The Beau Brummels from San Francisco and they promptly became one of my favourite bands of all time.

They had a wealth of memorable rhythm and beat songs heavily influenced by the new English sound sweeping the world. Ron Elliott's 'Laugh Laugh' is a perfect pop song laced with harmonica and tambourine. Mixed with the wavery vocal style of Sal Valentino it would have been an injustice if this record wasn't the big hit it became.

The flip 'Still In Love With You Baby' another Ron Elliott original, is also rather good It could have easily been a hit in it's own right.

related info: John Candy as Uncle Buck played his 'Laugh Laugh' 45 and did the boogaloo with a neighbour in one of the films scenes. Now if that ain't a recommendation for the godlike Beau Brummels, what is?

THE BEAU BRUMMELS - Laugh Laugh

Comments

  1. Here, here! Just because something sold doesn't mean it sucks! I've bought about a thousand copies of this 45 just because I can't pass it up.

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  2. This band could do it all: Mersey beat, folk-rock, psychedelia, country rock. Funny how their evolution were similar to that of the Byrds, yet they were truly unique. Cool photo.

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  3. laugh laugh is an amazing song! in the "beat" side of the us garage, i like the knickerbockers too, their 7 inches (at least their two hits) are also easy to find

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