Review: Static Radio NJ – One for the Good Guys

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Label: CD on Black Numbers Records and 7″ on Chunksaah Records

Released: August 2007

Oddly enough, even hardcore can over think itself and often enough it ends up getting away from is visceral core as a result. That makes a band like Static Radio NJ refreshing. They aren’t rewriting the genre by any means, but they play straightforward East coast hardcore at a blistering pace with just enough melody to keep you on board for the ride (having All/Descendants guitarist Stephen Egerton produce certainly didn’t hurt them on the melody front). In classic fashion, Static Radio NJ fit seven bursts of adrenalin in less than 10 minutes. It may not be long, but you’ll need the breather when it’s over before you play it again.

Rating: 6/10


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bobvinyl, writer and co-editor of No Song is an Island, founded its predecessor, Rock and Roll and Meandering Nonsense (whose archives are found here), in 2005 and served as editor and principal contributor until it went on hiatus in 2010. He has also been published in AMP and Loud Fast Rules! (in print) as well as Glide and FensePost on the web. He has been an avid record collector since he was seven years old and enjoys sharing his love of music from the common to the esoteric.

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