Thursday, December 4, 2008
GENERIC torched 7" (1989)
Sticking with the letter G here...doh! Generic were from New Castle England, and were pretty far off from generic sounding. The band put out a bunch of records including splits with the Electro Hippies, Mortal Terror, etc. This is the last recording by the band, in fact they'd already broken up, but somehow convinced Sned to get back together to record this ep. I think they used a different bass player? When listening to these guys, I think they are pretty melodic sounding, with odd time changes, and still some speed. I guess the vox are what make them fall into that crusty punk "genre", as they are pretty gruff and semi Motorheadish at times. My favorite song is "stop", used to listen to this over and over again when I was a just a lad. The band was known for its politics.
I Was excited to tour with the drummer Sned, in his band Suffer in the 90's. I Wasn't however so excited to sleep next to this snoring bastard and his stinky feet. Dude was hilarious on tour. He would not allow Dropdead who we were traveling with to gas up at Shell. I love you Sned!