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Behold the Glam Cameos! Beggars & Thieves 'We Come Undone'

Posted on Sunday, December 18, 2011 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments7 Comments

Props to BBG! reader Scott Whitt for giving me the heads-up on this one!

Beggars & Thieves have a new album just in time for the holiday season. The album, We Are The Brokenhearted, is out now via Frontiers. The band made a video for "We Come Undone" and it has a ton of Glam cameos... including a solo featuring Jake E. Lee! Seriously.

My favorite part is when Blas Elias plays the drums Slaughter-style... complete with little messages on the drum heads. The video is very well done. Enjoy.


Reader Comments (7)

When Blabbermouth posted this ten days ago, I couldn't get over how well done the video is . . . with the tongue-in-cheek "Right Now" style commentary. Lee and Blas are great, but it is also nice to see Keel and Shortino poking some fun at themselves.

And I enjoy the song as well. But it's kinda' funny how Merlino is starting to look and sound a lot like Eddie Money circa 1982!

Nice to see some more good music from an under-rated band. Thanks to Scott and Allyson for bringing this to more people's attention.
December 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHim
That was a fun video and good song. thanks for sharing.
December 18, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbrian L
Great video!
December 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
Awesome! This gives AOR Melodic Hard Rock (Code: Soft Hair Metal) a good name! I saw these guys back in the day at The Cat Club in NYC, when their first album came out. I remember Ahmet Ertegun was in the audience. Their theme, "Beggars And Thieves", is just awesome. You can see why the story about Ertegun signing them the minute he heard the demo.

I think they woulda been bigger if their album cover of that album, hadn't been so ugly. They mainly suffered from packaging problems. I mean, just think about it -- the music is killer, Merlino's voice is killer, his lyrics are killer. But the image was a bore.

I think had they just put a little more stage craft into their performance, it would have made a big difference for them and, of course, the audience.

Oh, yeah, and a better logo and album covers woulda helped 'em tremendously. Dunno why they stuck with all the dumb graphics through the years. You can say that stuff isn't a big deal but it makes a difference as you can imagine, if you really think about it.

The video is clever and I love all the different characters showing up, which is also a clever way to get this video watched, particularly having Simmons show up in full regalia.

But the REAL treat here is Jake E. Lee's lead. Holy smokes, that's THE best new guitar lead I've heard in like 5 years. I literally went back 4 more times just to listen to that lead!

WOW! WOW! AND WOW! Why duzn't he do more! Somebody should snatch him up if the's not gonna do a solo trip. It would be like Dang Yankees snagging Terrible Ted only much better, for real!

p.s. Very astute observations, HIM, particularly regarding Merlino hopefully unintentionally aping Money.
December 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Dude, a Jake E. Lee sighting!! Cool song, cool vid! As for looks, I think that if Rod Stewart and David Lee Roth had a bastard child, it'd be Lou....LOL
December 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGary
this whole album is phenomenal!!
December 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlajustice77
"The video is clever and I love all the different characters showing up, which is also a clever way to get this video watched, particularly having Simmons show up in full regalia."

While I am flattered to see repeated comments on multiple forums that Simmons is actually appearing (in person or digitally), I feel I must set the record straight. I am the Simmons impersonator in the Beggars & Thieves video, "We Come Undone". Thanks for the compliment. It appears I am as convincing as possible and have achieved a life-long goal of portraying Gene true to form as the iconic image he is - Artie Lemos
December 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArtie Lemos

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