The Beefeaters: Beefeaters (1967)


A precursor to this band was formed in Copenhagen in early 1964, but their strong orientation towards blues-rock began only with the arrival of Peter Thorup in 1966. In 1967, The Beefeaters played as support band for Jimi Hendrix, John Mayall and Pink Floyd during their concerts in Denmark. Both albums were top-notch "real" blues-rock efforts to file along albums by John Mayall, early Fleetwood Mac and even Cuby & The Blizzards. The first album was, along with Steppeulvene, the most important Danish album of 1967. The Beefeaters weren't entirely blues purists either, they also displayed beat and soul influences. The sound (very well developed for 1967) was largely based on Thorup's talents as vocalist and guitarist, but Kjærumsgård's Farfisa organ (sometimes replaced by piano) obviously augmented the group’s sound. Burnin' Red Ivanhoe was one of many groups who later copied this distinctive organ sound.

Very Good record, garage with bluesy dark and psych moments, very good wild organ driven! Highly Recommended.



esmenard.victor said...

I guess the password :)

Thank you for this record, I didn't know this group, it seems interesting. I listen.

Pablo "Pochola" Cazorla said...


Anonymous said...

The second album, Meet You There (1969)
Juan Martì

Anonymous said...

Beef-Eaters? (in german Fleischfresser) - Never heard before! But they are so great - a MUST HAVE!
Go On With Your Blog!

Anonymous said...

Thanks! One of the best music blogs I've ever seen! Carry On Mate! Cheers!

kanzo said...

yea, i agree! the best music blog indeed!
thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot!

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much!
I've got their 2nd album Meet You There from1969 but someone has already posted it here.
Anyway, the blog is very interesting.
I got the link from Roadrunner Beat.

Anonymous said...

woo hoo the link above to second album is dead,,, thanks

Pablo Cazorla (a.k.a. The Bomber) said...

sorry mate no time x re ups these days...