THE AMERICAN BEETLES - Say You Do




THE AMERICAN BEETLES - 'Say You Do'/'I Wish You Everything' (Yorey Records Y-1001) 1965

This group from Florida had a very unfortunate name, some would say an appalling one. Just what were they thinking of? Fortunately by 1966 they had the good sense to rename themselves The Razer's Edge.
Soundwise The American Beetles had a very raw British Invasion approach with the flip 'Say You Do' being a prime example of their undiluted teenbeat punch.

The A-Side 'I Wish You Everything' is a slow beat ballad with some sweet harmonies and is pretty much mainstream radio fodder.
New York producer Bob Yorey was responsible for getting The American Beetles sound down on tape for this release and I'm guessing that Yorey Records was his label.

THE AMERICAN BEETLES - Say You Do

Comments

  1. I like brit-invasion knock offs but this is pretty lame. Sounds just like the Righteous Brothers pre-Spector stuff (which is quite good).

    Good examples: "Roses are Red" by the You Know Who Group and "Feelin' Lost" by the Rationals to name but two.

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  2. The American Beetles performed at my Dad's nightclub in the mid 60's I got to play my first song ever on stage with them...Twist & Shout...way cool on my first electric guitar a Futurama !

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  3. I performed with The American Beetles in the mid 60s at the 40 Thieves Club in Bermuda. It was my first song I ever played with a band! We sand Twist and Shout....
    I wonder where these guys are now...Billy, Tom & Victor were 3 of the guys names....

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  4. "roses are red" by the savages...

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  5. i believe this is the band i saw several times in the 60's at Frenchy's, Hayward California!! Dave Heironymus, drummer!?

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  6. i believe this the band i saw at Frency's in Hayward.CA in the 60's!!!

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  7. i saw the american beetles in hayward,ca during the 60's

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