The Disillusioned Younger Generation

Here’s an obscurity by the Disillusioned Younger Generation from Eagle Rock, California, in the hills of northeast Los Angeles, near Pasadena. Band members were:

Dennis Moore – vocals and lead guitar
Dave Lobrano – rhythm guitar
John McMullen – bass
Greg Lobrano – drums

The songs were recorded at Custom Fidelity Studios in Pasadena and released on the custom DYG label. The great track here is “Who Do You Think You’re Foolin'” while the flip “A Man” is good but drags a bit.

Rhythm guitarist Dave Lobrano wrote to me:

I started playing guitar in 1964 at the tender age of 14. About 2 years later, my brother Greg got interested in music and started banging on the drums. We would spend many hours together practicing and having fun.

In 1966, my sister’s husband John decided to try his hand at playing the bass guitar. Soon we formed a three-man band calling ourselves “The Stubs”. We played at parties and had a lot of fun. Then one day we got a call from a guy about our band. We met up with him and found out that he played guitar and would like to join us. He was a pretty good guitar player and he liked to sing. So, we continued to play at parties, dances, and for anyone who wanted to hear us play.

Dennis was a talented guy and wrote several songs. We decided to change the name of the band. We were contacted by a nice lady and her husband. They really liked the band, and asked us if we would be interested in someone to help promote our music. Well, we agreed to it and together they got us several gigs to play. They really liked the song “Who Do You Think You’re Foolin'” and set us up for a recording session. That was in 1967. The record was released somewhere in Texas. I guess it never really took off. A few months after the recording, the band broke up. Greg and I never heard from Dennis again, he moved away. I continued to play but only at home and with friends. I still enjoy guitar playing all these years later.

A blog called CoInside has a good story about finding 28 copies of this record for $5 and selling them off for a small fortune.

Dave tells me John McMullen has passed away.

14 thoughts on “The Disillusioned Younger Generation”

  1. Wow, I love both sides of this, especially “Who Do You think You’re Foolin'” I like how the band’s name just cuts straight to the chase, too.

  2. My brother and I were members of The disillusioned Younger Generation. We were from Eagle Rock, Ca. the other two band
    members were John Mc Mullen on bass, and Dennis Moore
    the singer and lead guitar. I played rhythum guitar and my
    brother Greg was the drummer. John the bass player passed
    away a few years ago. We don’t know anything about Dennis.
    We are really surprised to find our recording on the internet!
    Can I get a copy of our recording on a CD?
    Please contact me with any questions.
    Thanks, Dave

    1. Hey Dave! Your song happened to come up on my playlist this morning, so I looked you guys up. Saw that you just left a comment recently. I would be happy to send you a CD of your song. I really dig it!

      Do you have anything else recorded? I can transfer reel to reel tapes, cassettes, 8-tracks etc. at my business. Love to hear more from you guys!

      Rob Disner

    2. Dave this is Ron Bennett I used to come over a listen to you and Greg play on To land Way in Eagle Rock your brother road bikes like me remember his Honda 175 and 450 and his Norton. Loving in Santa Clarita .ca and still riding .

  3. Hey Rob!
    We never recorded any other songs . We primarily played at parties,
    dances, and private affairs. did a lot of gigs for fraternities at Cal- State
    university, L.A. had a lot of fun making music! The band broke up a few
    months after we recorded the record . I still play guitar after all these years. My brother Greg occasionally plays on his drums. We lost track of
    Dennis, the singer of the recording. I’m not sure if he is alive . sure would
    love to know . John the bass player passed away a few years back. He was a great guy, and we miss him dearly. Anyway, if you could send me
    a couple of CD’s of the recording, that would be great.
    My address is….
    Dave Lobrano
    2998 S. Federal Hwy. # 19
    Delray Beach, Florida 33483
    Thanks very much, Rob. Get back to me when you can.

    . . .

  4. I don’t have access to a photo at this time. There is one somewhere and I think it is with my sister in Maine. She will be there in May.

  5. A friend of mine in northeast Massachusetts bought a Fender mustang guitar a few years ago. The person who sold it to him told him that he had purchased the guitar from a guy who was in a rock & roll group as a teenager in California – The Disillusioned Younger Generation. Neither one can remember the guy’s name, so it could have been Dennis?

  6. The Fender Mustang Guitar is a 1967 model left handed powder blue color. I bought it in Los Angeles in 1967. Fender had to build it for me. I sold it to a guy named Rod in Portland Maine in 2008. I also gave him the newspaper print of a picture and write up of our band. It was a mistake to sell that guitar. Sure wish I had it back. Dave

  7. Dave this is Ron Bennett I used to come over a listen to you and Greg play on To land Way in Eagle Rock your brother road bikes like me remember his Honda 175 and 450 and his Norton. Loving in Santa Clarita .ca and still riding .

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