A sense of urgency blows through the 14 songs on this disc, which was recorded locally at Mars Studio and produced by Ryan Foltz and Bill Korecky. "They're putting up a strip mall where the factory used to be," Kyrou sings in "Currency," a track that takes aim at consumer culture. In similarly themed songs such as "In the End" and "Borrowed Time," the GC5 sticks a pin in the conventional wisdom that implies the economy is getting better. Helping get the message across is the fact that the GC5 is more melodic than most punk rock groups. It's the heir to the Clash, the granddaddy of all politically charged punk bands. It's also a mirror image of friends and frequent tourmates the Hudson Falcons, and you can hear elements of the Irish punk band the Dropkick Murphys, too. Working-class heroes to the core, the GC5, which is in the midst of a national tour, speaks for anyone who has been downsized, rightsized, or outsourced.
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