Beyond excited to announce a special edition reissue of The Degenerics NJ classic LP Generica. One of my personal top five punk albums of all time and my favorite NJ punk record, we decided to pull out all the stops with this one and go 180 gram vinyl, gatefold packaging with foil stamped numbering out of 300, a all new vinyl master, and a bonus 7″ with unreleased songs. This thing is insane and for those that feel the way I do about this LP will be kinda amazing to hold.
Pre-orders will also be able to bundle the record at no-cost with the to-be-released Kamikaze – The Spirit Of Battle LP, the complete discography from the short lived but well remembered band also fronted by Craig with members of Down In Flames and Fanshen.
To celebrate the release The Degenerics will be reuniting for what will likely be their last performance of all time (but hopefully not) and will be joined by friends in Citizens Arrest, The Pist, Nervous Triggers, and Hatrabbits. The release show will be November 4th, 2017 at Brooklyn Bazaar with tickets on sale now.
The Degenerics were a DIY hardcore punk band from New Brunswick, New Jersey, active from 1996 to 2008. The band quickly gained a loyal following along the eastern seaboard and beyond by playing intensely energetic live shows that encouraged audience members to adopt a Positive Mental Attitude. The band’s music is rooted in hardcore punk with heavy metal, reggae, and rock and roll influences overlaid by raw and emotive vocals expressing vehement opposition to authority and societal rules. The band released two EP’s in the late 90’s that were followed by their definitive statement, the Generica LP, in 2000. The Degenerics were a major, influential force in the regional punk scene from New York City’s renowned venue ABC NO RIO to the Jersey Shore. Their distinctive musical style inspired diverse bands such as Tear It Up, Down In Flames, The Measure (SA), and Thursday. The Degenerics shared the stage with contemporary acts such as Anti Flag, Avail, Murphy’s Law, Aus Rotten, Raw Power, Agnostic Front, and Violent Society, among others.
Pressed on 180 gram vinyl and housed in a gatefold sleeve, this reissue also includes a two-song 7″ EP featuring a previously unreleased track and a download card. New and long-time fans will drool over this gorgeous reissue from “one of New Jersey’s most underrated punk bands.”