Mat Bethancourt is a man who got famous with the bands Josiah and The Kings Of Frog Island. He also played with the bands Cherry Choke and The Beginning.
The Beginning was a five piece band from the U.K. This band is more focused on the 60's and 70's Psychedelic music. The album This Is The Beginning contains seven outstanding songs. Great songs are The Ju Ju Man and the 13 minute Baby's Takin Me For A Ride (I would almost swear that Keith Richards played here). This Is The Beginning is an album with great grooves and it shows again the midas touch of Mat Bethancourt. Too bad it stayed with one album. Enjoy!
The Beginning were born of a heavy consumption of psychedelics and late sixties/early seventies drug rock culture from both sides of the pond. Blending the west coast acid jams of The Grateful Dead and Quicksilver Messenger Service with the hard rock of Led Zeppelin and Man, The Beginning boast members of both UK fuzz rockers Josiah, The Kings Of Frog Island and UK power pop trio Bronco Bullfrog. This Is..... takes you on a trip of highs and higher highs and drops you off somewhere near the twelfth of never. Unashamedly retro, This Is.... blows straight through your fucking mind.
The Beginning - This Is The Beginning (2004)