Beautiful Dudes

Beautiful Dudes – Radio (album review)

by Woody on November 12, 2019

Credit: Kaylja Rainn

Upon your first listen of Radio, it feels like a party album. I’m reminded of White Reaper or Diarrhea Planet. It is full of big riffs and choruses that demand that you sing along to. But as you dig into it, you realize there is way more lurking behind the surface. Tom Bevitori had started Beautiful Dudes ten years ago in his hometown of Nevada City, CA before heading off to Portland to taste some success; including this gem by Denver. Bevitori was dealt with a lifetime’s full of bad news over the course of a short-term – a bitter divorce, Crohn’s Disease diagnosis and substance abuse.

Bevitori went up and resurrected his hometown band – Robbie Landsburg, Art Echternacht and Zach Peach. During the course of their first album cycle, Bevitori relapsed. During his recovery, he really dug into his feelings. Opener, The Shape I’m In is this cathartic piece of rock ‘n’ roll. Crank it up, let it out and let yourself heal. That’s followed by Lose My Head; a tune that sounds like it is full of bravado but Bevitori again exposes the reality behind addiction.

This is a great album; made better cause it seems like Bevitori is in a good place now.

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Credit: Kaylja Rainn

Beautiful Dudes are a quartet of fellas from Nevada City, CA. They’ve just release a pretty darn catchy track of the rock ‘n’ roll variety. Radio will be out on 11/8 via the fine folks at Mama Bird. I’ll leave it up to as to whether they are beautiful or nor. Here’s lead singer, Tom Bevitori, on the lead single, The Shape I’m In.

“It’s about burning out. I wrote this song about coming back to reality after living in a “pink cloud.” The pink cloud is a term used in recovery to explain fleeting feelings of contentment and joy. It felt so empowering to believe in the concept of freedom and to be such a positive force with a mindset for change. But when the cloud went away, I was left with the weight of life, wavering health, and the emotional burdens of society. In the end, all the realness of life is still there, and when the cloud opens up, we are left living with life on life’s terms.

It’s also about sickness–society being sick, feeling that personally, and myself being sick, frail, and vulnerable. With Crohn’s Disease, since the gut is so attached to emotions, I feel like there’s a sense of inescapable sadness. With this song, I’m finally being open about that hurt.”

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