“I got the message long before you said you knew.
There was no chance of us at all…..
So we were an accident you’ll always be my favourite one. ”
There is a shock in store for the punk listener in ‘Boombox Generation’ which shares the same opening riff as Shed Seven’s ‘She Left Me on Friday’. This coupled with Avril Lavigne and Good Charlotte affiliating themselves with modern punk that is so popular in the UK, is enough to make John Lydon flee the country, if he hadn’t already done so. Although, after the initial shock the track does turn into a bouncy pop punk tune, which describes the predicament of so many of the Boombox Generation’:
‘Stuck in the middle between what is and what might be’
The remainder of the debut contains fast singing, upbeat instrumentals and quirky lyrics covering things becoming a super hero in ‘Capital H’, the theme of indecision rears it’s ugly head again in ‘The Future Freaks Me Out’. All in all, it is a promising debut, although whether it is enough to make them anything more than an extra in stage of life is another matter?