Meet GENERATION DUDE

Hey Generation Dude! How are you today?

Hey FM, Terence here, I’m doing very well today, we’re pumped about releasing our debut offering, Crimes Against Yourself. (Check out EP’s opening track Radio Pills…)

Please introduce yourselves to our readers:  

We are a relatively new rock-duo from Venice, California with myself (Terence Schoshinski) on lead vocals and guitar and Steve The Wolf Refling on drums and a plethora of other instruments.

What’s your upcoming EP ‘Crimes Against Yourself’ all about?  

It a nice bag of tunes about lust and excess and corporate porn.  It started out quite small with a couple of little ditty’s, but after we got in the studio a bit, it matured into a bunch of guitar laden rock tracks topped with with some pretty snotty vocal performances.  Then late in the game, we decided to record our nihilistic rendition of the Queen hit Crazy Little Thing Called Love.  So we’re real proud of this effort.

How did you guys meet?

I’ll testify to this: Back in 2012, an ex-pig farmer and close friend of mine from upstate New York had just finished cuting a country album in West L.A. and he used Steve for the drums.  He said, “Man, you gotta meet Refling, he’s a bad-ass and he wants to make rock n’ roll.”  So I called him up, and we broke bread and here we are.

Describe your sound in five words:

A White Russian in the key of G

Who are your biggest influences?  

Many of our irreverent rock heroes of the 60’s and 70’s like Pete Townsend, Neil Young and Tom Petty to name a few.

If you could collaborate with anyone – dead or alive – who would it be?

John Lennon.

What’s the music scene like in Venice, any artists you’d recommend?  

The music scene sucks in Los Angeles, that’s the truth.  Everyone’s moving to Nashville.  But there are still plenty of cool cats playing for free down on the roller skate path in Venice Beach, like it’s been for decades.

What advice would you give any artists starting out in the music industry today?  

If you have those “jewels” inside you that you need to share, listen to your gut, don’t people please and don’t stop.

What are your plans for 2020?

We are releasing the EP in February and we also have a new music video coming out early March. Then getting back in the studio to finish recording couple of tracks that for an LP we plan on releasing in the Fall.  We are also planning some shows for this Spring and Summer out here on the West Coast.

Where can we find you online?  

Generation dude on Instagram and Twitter and good ole generationdude.com

Any last words?

Peace and love to you all!