Written by GE 138.
The latest release from The Generators, called Earn Your Stripes, is chock full of melodic, heavy hitting, anthemic Punk Rock tuneage that's pure ear candy to this fat old punks ears. The 2 core members of the band, Mike Snow on guitar and Doug Kane on vocals, have created some memorable songs that will forever live on in infamy on various Punk Rock compilations for thousands of years into the future, generating royalties that will hopefully ensure that these 2 guys don't end up broke and desolate somewhere later on in their golden years of Life. A Punk Rock old folks home sounds great in theory, but would probably be a really, really sad place to end up. This record contains some of the bands classic material from various releases that they've done, a greatest hits thing if you wanna call it that, and songs like City Of Angels, Perfume And Poison, Tyranny, Burning Ambition, Yankee Boy, and Down In The City showcase what a great band The Generators truly are. Just to keep things interesting though is that they've also included 2 new songs (4 new songs if you get the iTunes version of the album) on to this release, songs like the title track Earn Your Stripes, which is a killer tune, Throw Away The Key, one of my favorites, Ton Of Bricks and Killing Time, songs that hold up well in contrast to the other material on this album. All in all this is a pretty strong release from The Generators, with a little something for everyone, old fans and new fans alike. Good stuff here.
Available from Randale Records (click here), and the band at every gig that they play. It's also available digitally via iTunes (click here), Amazon (click here) and various other outlets. "Like" The Generators on Facebook by clicking here.