MUSIC REVIEWS AND
TRAINWRECKS OF THOUGHT
MUSIC MEETS OPINION
You are not as good as Lester Bangs, neither am I.
Autotune and American Idol wouldn’t know Rock n Roll if it passed out in their crotch.
Put down your phone/camera and watch the concert.
Don’t blame the musicians who wrote/played the crappy music at the top of the charts,
blame the people that buy it.
This is hard rock but not metal (save for a few “falling down the stairs” drum fills – but what else ya gonna do when the songs are this fast? He does do a cool roll in the breakdown of “White Trash”) with lots of guitar solos over shout along choruses. The guitar playing actually kinda reminds of Blare N Bitch from Betty Blowtorch. Crash Course has a very “live” feel to the recording which I’m always fan of, so bonus there.
There’s a nice dirtiness to New Generation Superstars sound, reminds me of The Sea Hags played at 78 rpm – not quite the same swagger but heavy.
Standout tracks include “Come Over”, “Dope Fiend”, “Done Before” (nice lyrics) & the aforementioned “White Trash”.
We are officially living in what I like to call the post-Backyard Babies era. Not that the boys from Sweden have hung it up but their descendents are growing up and starting to want their own share of the spotlight. New Generation Superstars are ready for their close-up.
4 out of 5