Go Generation - "Upturned"
Hooligan Empire Records

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 album.

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 environment.

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 this.