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Album Review

The CD release of Beefeater's two Dischord albums, as with similar re-releases from the Dischord archives, offers good value for the money, including two rarer tracks from the group as bonuses. "Wars in Space" was originally a vinyl single cut that could easily fit in on Lovers, while "Blind Leads Blind," a strong number that originally appeared on a compilation with an anti-vivisection theme, features Ian Mackaye as co-vocalist with Squip.


Formed: 1984 in Washington DC

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '80s

Washington, D.C.'s Beefeater was formed in 1984 by vocalist Thomas Squip (the former drummer in Red C), guitarist Fred "Not Sonic" Smith, bassist Dug E. Bird, and drummer Bruce Atchley Taylor. Plays for Lovers, the band's debut album, was released in 1985 on the Dischord label. Two years passed until the band's follow up and final album, House Burning Down. Prior to its recording, Taylor departed and was replaced by Kenny Craun. The band split several months before the album's release,...
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