|By Matt Gburek||Monday, 14 Dec 2009|
“Good-Evil; The Soundtrack” is a weekly feature that showcases an editor’s song pick
complete with a small write-up and a YouTube video or streaming version of the song. This week’s selection by Matt Gburek is Guitar Wolf – “Jet Generation”. Guitar Wolf need no introduction: they’ve been around since the late 80’s, making intentionally low-fi, abrasive rock and roll that has no frills and doesn’t need to prove anything to you or anyone else. Indeed, Guitar Wolf have no agenda or pretension behind their music. They’re three Japanese dudes decked out in leather who make rock and roll music simply because rock and roll is fucking awesome, and so are they. And I’m fine with that, really: not a ton of people carry
the rock and
roll torch (in the traditional sense, anyways) in this day and age, and I’m all too happy to see one band step up to the plate and deliver. The song I have for your consumption today is “Jet Generation,” from their seminal album of the same name. It begins with feedback from a guitar being plugged in to a buzzing amp and it ends with some sloppy power chords being played in double time. In between there are some lyrics about getting on a jet and doing something rock star-ish. I don’t know, and it doesn’t really matter. Rock and roll songs always end up being about rock and roll, even when they’re about something else. Enjoy.