OK, so everyone knows what it's like to go to a show and see a bad opener or two. When I saw this band open for QOTSA in Detroit, I thought they were a bad opener. But it's not that they're BAD per se, it's that they are the definition of lackluster and have nothing really going for them. The set was one of the most boring I've ever seen. Before I figured out they were called Guards, I had secretly dubbed them Generica. I feel for anyone who thinks this is good shit. Who knows, maybe their recordings are good, but I admit I won't spend the time because I saw them play flawlessly live with great sound and it was M E H.
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some great live performances
glad to see richie getting some press. Can't wait to hear more from these guys!