Doug and The Beats

Updated: Jun 3

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Let me tell you about

local legend Doug Street

Founding member of

the notorious Bay Beats


Doug played lead guitar

and had a good flow

Got thin on the roof

so he let the beard grow


He’s been driving semis

these past few years

A bit hard on the waistline

drank too many beers


He did a little time

for smuggling some dope

Says it’s all good now

he’s back off the ropes


Groupies used to scream out

throw stuff up on stage

Only action these days

is occasional road rage


Come on give it up for ‘Main Street’

the unforgettable Doug Street

Let's hear it for the town’s elites

Our one and only

Bay Beats


He longs for the bright lights

the speakers full blast

Knows he’s not the same Doug

he easily gets gassed


Beats talking reunion

a few gigs in metro

So dug out old bandanas

to keep it all retro


Band rehearses weekends

at a buddy’s garage

Tough to find good roadies

who'll set up no charge


Boys bang out BTO

as well as the Stones

Beat-up black Fender

still reverbs and moans


Come on give it up for ‘Main Street’

the unforgettable Doug Street

Let's hear it for the town’s elites

Our one and only

Bay Beats


Since nineteen eighty-five

The Beats have survived

They still have the drive

to keep the sound alive


They'll lay down a back beat

then bring in the heat

So, get up off your seat

and go shuffle your feet


In his heyday they sang

old eighties and back

Been practising some licks

off the old eight-tracks


Doug trying to work on

right pitch in his voice

The original singer’s gone

so he has little choice


He knows he’s no Jagger

but has a few tricks

Overdub and feedback

still excite older chicks


He remembers the chords

the riffs they should come

Practice will make perfect

and speed improve some


Come on give it up for ‘Main Street’

the unforgettable Doug Street

Let's hear it for the town’s elites

Our one and only

Bay Beats


Old rockers they die hard

they rarely retreat

Therefore give a big hand

for Doug and The Beats



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