Weird Canada reviews Marvelous Beauhunks memoir, “Do Not Resuscitate”.
From the ticket-strewn floors of Alexandra Jaworiwsky:
The Marvelous Beauhunks barely existed. What did exist was a full speed coaster of loop-di-loops, corkscrews and break-neck turns into the early nineties during the era of CFNY’s The Spirit of Radio. Amplifiers buzz on the pages where words exist like lyrics detailing the story of The Marvelous Beauhunks, “the best looking band in the world.” The best friends of misfits, the Beauhunks were powerful pop infused with the soul of their british icons. They inhaled cigarette smoke and exhaled a passion that almost took Toronto by storm. Almost. Stephen Wright, drummer of the Beauhunks past and present, curates the autobiography with a strange beat, illustrating the short-lived span of the Marvelous Beauhunks with first hand accounts, set lists, and press clippings from the time that they were almost the next big thing. The music scene is detailed in true rock and roll fashion, the Toronto venues of the present, gracing the pages of the past.
The Beauhunks climbed quickly and fell hard. The book is a crash of cymbals, a fight to the finish, but a passionate pop-rock performance and a memoir of the band you wish you had heard. Do not resuscitate.
“Clangy, bangin’, and a bit of the old alt-punk that makes you want to move your hips and pull air windmill guitars to, The Marvelous Beauhunks take the best of The Smithereens smashed with The Cult, old Who and Kinks, and a dash of The Lemonheads put it in a blender and come out with their own formula of rock n mod roll.”
Pittsburgh Music Magazine
The writing’s on the wall.
On summer hiatus, working through new material.
See you in the fall.
Tomorrow’s Marvelous Beauhunks NXNE set begins at 11:00.
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New video “Top of the World!”.
Filmed May 13-17, 2014 in Liverpool and Manchester, UK.