Artist: John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band

On The Dark Side – John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band

John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band is the name of an American rock band of the 1970s and 1980s, from Narragansett, Rhode Island. Originally known as simply Beaver Brown, the group (consisting of John Cafferty  on vocals and rhythm guitar, Gary Gramolini on lead guitar, Patrick Lupo on bass, Kenny Jo Silva on drums, Bobby Cotoia on piano, and Michael “Tunes” Antunes on saxophone) started out as a New England bar band and initially established a popular following throughout Rhode Island, Connecticut,and Massachusetts. They also had a following at The Fast Lane and Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

They achieved their greatest fame when they performed the music of a “Springsteen-esque” fictional band in the 1983 movie Eddie and the Cruisers. The soundtrack album from the film reached the top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart and produced a #7 hit single (“On the Dark Side”) on the Billboard Hot 100. “On the Dark Side” also reached #1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for five weeks.

They still tour sporadically. On September 3, 2004, keyboardist Bobby Cotoia died due to complications from liver disease at the age of 50.

On The Dark Side

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The dark side’s callin’ now
Nothin’ is real
She’ll never know just how I feel
From out of the shadows
She walks like a dream
Makes me feel crazy
Makes me feel so mean

Ain’t nothin’ gonna save you
From a love that’s blind
You slip to the dark side
Across that line
On the dark side, oh yeah
On the dark side, oh yeah

The dark side’s callin’ now
Nothin’ is real
She’ll never know just how I feel
From out of the shadows
She walks like a dream
Makes me feel crazy
Makes me feel so mean

Ain’t nothin’ gonna save you
From a love that’s blind
You slip to the dark side
Across that line
On the dark side, oh yeah
On the dark side, oh yeah

Ain’t nothin’ gonna save you
From a love that’s blind
You slip to the dark side
Across that line
On the dark side, oh yeah
On the dark side, oh yeah
On the dark side, oh yeah
On the dark side, ooooooh yeah

  • Audio from the 1983 soundtrack album, Eddie & The Cruisers:

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