Go Generation - "Upturned"
Finally, another mod-punk release to whet my appetite. I've been stuck
listening to my Hefners and Kinks albums for so long, I thought I was
going to go crazy. Then, I was lucky enough to find the Go Generation
MP3 site. Then, I had to wait and wait and wait for the full-length
It was pretty much worth it, really. The album does a very good job of
capturing Go Generation's live sound, which, much like their frequent
stage-mates The Gadjits, is quite hard to imagine in a controlled
Upturned starts out with the
title track, which also happens to be the band's live set opener. The
track sounds nice, but both it and "Antlike Conformity" have a treble
level loud enough to crack glass. Happily, that problem is fixed with
"It Happened Again," which also happens to be one of my favorite tracks
on the disc. After that, it's all smooth sailing.
All of Upturned bristles
with jangley guitars, while the basslines and drums create a severely
intoxicating pelvis-gyrating beat. Seriously, this album makes me wanna
get down and boogie.
I really enjoyed this album, its opening two tracks aside. Damn fine
music that's damn fun. All you Hefners fans, all you Gadjits fans...
just go get this album right now and let me know I'm right. Trust me on