After having terrorized Florida (in a positive way) for over a year with their energetic live shows, it was time for Go Rydell to take the next step. So they got Less Than Jake’s Roger Lima to produce what would become their debut full-length which was then mastered by Descendents’ Stephen Egerton.
“The Golden Age” is fifteen minutes of melodic hardcore that reminds me of Kid Dynamite and Shook Ones. Well, it does more than remind me… it pretty much sounds exactly like the output of those two bands. But the guys that make up Go Rydell lay it all down with so much enthousiasm that you can’t help but get sucked in by their energy and passion. And sometimes that’s all it takes for an album to be a keeper.