Monday, June 14, 2004

Bye-bye Beulah: A good band is easy to kill

Aw, crap -- Beulah has announced plans to break up in August. And just this morning I was listening to The Coast Is Never Clear and thinking about what an amazingly good record it is, and how great these guys are in concert. Please, please, please play Toronto one more time before you call it quits, guys.

While I'm on the subject of Beulah, ever notice how the chorus of "Popular Mechanics for Lovers" sounds like that old Coca-Cola jingle "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)"? You can quite easily switch up the lyrics: I'd like to teach the world to sing / He would never take a bullet for you.

It might be a good thing that Beulah never got commercially huge, actually, since those serial plagarists Oasis got nailed for $A500,000 when they ripped the same song off for "Shakermaker". If anybody sued Beulah now, though, they'd probably be lucky to get a few concert T-shirts and Miles Kurosky's pocket lint.


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