Beulah: The Coast Is Never Clear

The Coast Is Never ClearThese guys just know what pop music is all about. It’s a cooled out trip in the California sunshine, complete with horns, harmonies and even some driving guitar. “Silver Lining” is a a wonderful ode to bitterness and even includes the ironic handclaps and a tip of the hat to the Dead Milkmen with the line that despite their problems “she’ll always be my punk rock girl.” Beulah manages to recall the sixties while sounding completely modern and relevant. This is their “mellow” album, before everything in their lives goes to shit on Yoko.