Generators – Excess Betrayal and Our Dearly Departed

23 Jul

Excess Betrayal and Our Dearly Departed
Released: 2003
Producer – Rich Mouser

Doug Dagger – Lead Vocals
Sir Doosky – Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Danny Damned – Guitar on “Skeletons,” Piano on “Thirty Seconds,” and “Dying in a Rock & Roll Band”
Don Osterberg- Bass & Backing Vocals
Dirty Ernie – Drums & Backing vocals

1. Roll out The Red Carpet
2. Skeletons
3. New Disease
4. Thirty Seconds
5. My Curse
6. Out Of the Shadows
7. Wasting Your Time
8. Dying In a Rock & Roll Band
9. Transmitter
10. Crawling On Top

The critically acclaimed Excess, Betrayal…And Our Dearly Departed is the fourth album by The Generators. It was released on April 6, 2003, on People Like You Records in Europe and Japan, and in the USA in December 2004 by Fiend Music. Excess. Betrayal was a musical turning point for the band, seeing a more complex, darker & emotional direction. After a short hiatus and line up change in early 2003, the band teamed up with long time producer Rich Mouser in creating one of the band’s most notable releases.

Rating: ** * two out of three stars

On to the story . . .

Years ago my brother and I had a friend named Todd. Todd would hit on any girlfriend or female friend you had. On one hand he would say he was your friend, but there was this underlined animosity and jealousy. He would say how much he loved you, but at the same time he would take great pleasure in seeing you fall on your ass.

Over the years he has hit on all of my girlfriends and when he’d get nowhere with that, he would try to hit on their sisters. A few years back he friended my daughter on Facebook. She’s a smart kid, she can handle herself, but I did suggest that she unfriend his ass. Pretty sure she did. What the hell is a forty-something year old man have in common with an eighteen or nineteen year old?

When Todd was in grade school his mother got together with the babysitter (a guy my age). So, she had always taken great care of herself, pretty woman.

One night we were all hanging out and somebody brought up Todd’s mom. I decided to give him a bit of payback. So, I say, “Yeah, you’re mom’s a real good looking woman.” But for added effect I just stared off into the sky while I said this and made these little moaning sounds. It was pretty vile. I did this for about five minutes straight. The whole time Todd was yelling at me, “Mike, Mike, what the hell?! That’s not cool man!” Finally, I shake myself as if I was in a trance and said, “Oh sorry man, I don’t know what happened. My mind wandered.”

Todd got really red in the face and said, “Dude, that’s really fucked up that’s my mom.”

So, I topped it off, “Yeah, she’s hot.” Now, he seemed like he wasn’t sure if he wanted to fight or cry, “Dude, stop!”

I would do this for the next year. Every time Todd’s mom would get mentioned I would feign my trance and start the moans. I’m not sure here ever left me alone in a room with her ever again.



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2 Responses to “Generators – Excess Betrayal and Our Dearly Departed”

  1. 1
    Eddie Cook Says:

    Mike~ cool review, great story ~Eddie

  2. 2
    Mike Essington Says:


    As always, thanks for reading!

    Mike Essington

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