GONER ROCK ‘N’ ROLL ALWAYS FORGETS (CD)                                                           

Somewhere amongst the witty, drunken, pop swagger of Guided By Voices;  the quirky synth spasms of Devo; and the buzzing rock of the Ramones lies Goner's 3rd full length offering. Rock N' Roll Always Forgets reads like a diary/billboard for veteran, college town rockers.  Aging, the bar scene, binge drinking, sport fucking, life postponement, and adulthood vs prolonged adolescence... After over 8 years of working and playing together, one might conclude that Goner should not be making rock music at all. They are not young, or even care-free. They have no use for trends, no interest in fashion. They are three people who work long hours in a bar, an office, a school.  They have scarcely one expendable minute or one disposable dollar between them. They have long ago outgrown rock as a so-called lifestyle, taking on rents and mortgages, marriages, divorces and children. For years they have confronted love and money and fear and faith and labor on a daily basis. Carving hours upon hours of precious time out of such lives just to contribute to what is widely recognized as a dying art form, toiling in a consistently money-losing obscurity, at their age... well, any reasonable person would deem it foolish, frivolous, masochistic and pointless... But Goner is not a reasonable band and Rock N' Roll Always Forgets is not a reasonable album.  It's an overwhelmingly passionate, hook filled, explosive album that the "kids" will still be listening to when they're as "over it" as Goner is.

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