The Brymers band is a late 1960’s rock group from California known for their classic hits of Sacrifice and I Want To Tell You. Within the last two years the group has released three CD’s: Sacrifice contains 24 tracks that were recorded during the 60’s; Where Are They Now contains 14 new original unheard tracks; 40 Year Brotherhood contains 18 hard driving tracks, and Never To Old To Rock-n-Roll is the latest album scheduled to be released on 10.1.2009. All tracks have that driving 60’s flavor.
After listening to the Brymers fourth CD release I can sum up the 20 track installment in four words. These guys are The Demons of Diversity. This CD is a gem that offers something to all music lovers. Take a spin with The Sultans of the 60's and I guarantee that you will want to get up and dance.
David Anthony, Oldies D.J.
Never To Old Too Rock-n-Roll
Mike Lytle, D.J.- KKFI, Kansas City
The Brymers are back .... again ! As a follow up to 40 Year Brotherhood, The Brymers have released a new CD entitled Never Too Old To Rock N Roll. It's a great mix of that 60's Good Time Rock & Roll. My favorite cuts include I Want To Tell You which is a great gentle rocking number and Cowgirl Delight. Cowgirl Delight has that kind of sound that makes you want listen to it again right away ! And, a Brymers CD would not be complete without a standout instrumental and Fit Me In fills the bill. We get a return visit from the Iceman channeling Wolfman Jack & some great studio chatter just for fun. But THAT'S what the Brymers are all about... FUN ! If you liked 40 Year Brotherhood you need to check out Never Too Old To Rock N Roll!
Mike Lytle, D.J.
OVERGROUND - UNDERGROUND
40 Year Brotherhood
(Austrialian music web site)
Written by Kit Burns
In the unpredictable world of rock & roll, there are has-beens and wanna-be’s, but what about the should-have-beens? The Brymers had the punky spunk and snappy pop hooks of the best British Invasion groups of the ’60s; however, mainstream success eluded them. Over the past couple of decades, their lost Summer of Love nuggets Sacrifice and I Want to Tell You became sought-after cult items. Since young acts such as the Strokes and the Hives made garage rock a hip alternative to much of today’s processed cheese, The Brymers are finally starting to get recognition a la their Pacific Northwest counterparts the Sonics. They even decided to reunite, and original drummer Dick Lee discusses how it all transpired.
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The Brymers: 40 year Brotherhood
By Beeb Ashcroft (Indie-Music.com)
A 60s garage band that never quite broke into the mainstream, The Brymers have achieved a sort of cult following in recent years, as new listeners discover their music through the Internet and underground compilations. Forming in 1963, the band went through many name changes and tried a variety of bizarre promotional tactics suggested by their record company in an effort to get their music heard. In an article on the band's website, drummer Dick Lee tells interviewer Kit Burns that their record label instructed them to shave their heads and call themselves The Brymers. The hope was that it would make people think of Yul Brynner, and somehow this association was supposed to sell records. Sadly, it never quite panned out for the group, who disbanded in 1968.
Now that there is renewed interest in their music, The Brymers have reunited to pen new material together for the first time in decades. 40 Year Brotherhood is their third release since reforming and is a combination of new work, cover songs, and classic material from the band.
The CD starts off with a few nostalgic nods to their early career, making reference to where they've been on the title track and Love Of Rock-N-Roll. There are also several cover medleys, like track 16, which melds Down In New Orleans, Land Of 1000 Dances, and Money.
Sacrifice and I Want To Tell You are Brymers songs from the 60s, and they are killer tracks. I Want To Tell You is a genuine, melodic track often compared to The Byrds, and it shines with its fantastic harmonies and rich sound. Sacrifice is an absolutely spot-on slice of dirty, frenetic garage rock. Lee mentioned that during the recording of this song, the amp burst into flames. Now that's how music should be made!
I am so glad that this band are starting to get some of the recognition they deserve. Their history is fascinating, and it holds a real value for listeners. There is a wide audience for this undiscovered gem, and I hope that they get a chance to hear it.