Every Generation Got Its Own Disease (Fury in the Slaughterhouse)

Fury in the Slaughterhouse is a German band, led by two brothers, more popular in the UK than in the US. They’ve been mentioned as the “U2 of Germany”, but it seems that many bands have been called the “U2 of this, or of that, or they were inspired by U2”, etc. Hey, U2 is my favorite band, but it’s not a fair yardstick for most other bands.

They had one truly commercially successful album back in 1994 — “Mono”, which is an excellent album overall. But easily the standout track of this album, and of their entire career, was this one — “Every Generation Got Its Own Disease”. It may not appear “magical,” especially in light of its dark lyrics, but the music is infectious, and it has stood the test of time for me.

I’ve constantly gone back for “another listen” over the past 15 years, and love playing the guitar to this rhythmic, driving song. This is one of songs which reach its peak in a powerful fadeout, and makes you hope it never ends. You won’t experience this as well in the single version, featured in the video, so I strongly recommend the full album version.

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