Picks and Pans Review: D Generation

updated 11/21/1994 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/21/1994 AT 01:00 AM EST

D Generation

D Generation, a guitar-wielding quintet of New York City guttersnipes, exudes the same we're-the-only-band-that-matters arrogance as the Clash and the New York Dolls once did. Like those groups, D Generation approaches the songs on this major-label debut as if each one were the opening salvo in a war on complacency.

Such pop power balls as "Sins of America" and "Waiting for the Next Big Parade" abound, while manic workouts like "Frankie" should jolt even the most somnolent listener awake. At the close of "Guitar Mafia," singer Jesse Malin screams at listeners to "Get up, man/ Start a band!"

Granted, you probably won't. And I won't either. But D Generation is just the band to redeem your faith in the power of loud, snotty rock and roll. (Chrysalis/EMI)

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