It’s a very rare thing for a 45 to take up a whole page in tMx but “You Are The Generation That Bought More Shoes & You Get What You Deserve” by Johnny Boy is exactly one of those kinds of 45s. We love it - we know you’ll it love too.
The Jesus & Marychain have apparently swallowed the girl who used to sing for Saint Etienne - & the resultant pile of sick has got someone in to write a decent tune! Sounds good doesn’t it? Not half as fucking good as it does blasting from a decent set of speakers @ full volume.
Produced by Dave Eringa & James from the Manics -with additional ‘help’ from Liam ‘Toerag’ Watson “You Are The Generation That Bought More Shoes & You Get What You Deserve” is honestly so much more that just a snappy title.
Pounding, insistent, incessant & not unduly unpleasant to boot Johnny Boy have the classic pop formula wrapped in ever-fashionable black & are back to hawk it all over again. The CD includes a very affective ‘reading’ of Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues” that could teach The Kills a thing or too about atmosphere (serves them right for poaching all their ideas from Russ Abbott!).
Right, that’s about it. What the fuck are you waiting for? Get of your fat arses & go buy a fucking copy. Then maybe Busted wouldn’t be number 1! It’s an idea.
Harrison Bored tMx 16 08/04