Generation Radio is a supergroup featuring Jason Scheff (Chicago) on bass & vocals, Jay Demarcus (Rascal Flatts) on keys & vocals, Deen Castronovo (Revolution Saints, Journey) on drums & vocals, Chris Rodriguez (Peter Cetera, Kenny Marks etc.) on guitar and Tom Yankton (Jim Peterik and World Stage) on guitar.
The album is full of fantastic songs with wonderful vocals, catchy choruses, and excellent performances. The blending of AOR & Melodic Rock with some West Coast & country pop influences is pleasing to the ear and is meant to be heard on the radio, as the band’s name implies. The album may not appeal to those who mostly prefer a heavier sound, but to each their own.
All the songs are well crafted, with appealing melodies throughout. Standout tracks include “Why Are You Calling Me Now”, “Angels”, “All Night to Get There”, “I Hope You Find It”, “Time to Let It Go” (the harder song on the album), “Lights Go Out in Paradise”, “Smoking” (with hard rock & glam influences), “Anything but Us” and “Finally Got It Right”. Damn, these guys know exactly how to write radio-friendly songs that have an 80s nostalgic vibe, but with a fresh sound.
Generation Radio’s music is a throwback to the glory days of Journey, Chicago and REO Speedwagon, with a modern twist. The production is clean and full, and the musicianship is excellent. Whether you’re an AOR fan or simply searching for some inspiring, radio-friendly rock music, this is an album that should not be missed. Definitely one of the best AOR / Melodic Rock albums of 2022. Highly recommended.