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C.R. and the Degenerates

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C.R. and the Degenerates at Clash Bar, 12 August 2017.

C.R. and the Degenerates is a rock band that is from New Jersey.


C.R. and the Degenerates is a rock and alt-country band from Montclair, New Jersey. The band draws comparison to the music of Neil Young, War on Drugs and Eric Bachmann.[1] C.R. and the Degenerates self-released the EPs Goodbye Wisdom, Lookin' Back, A Moment of Clarity, Juvenile and Going Vertical in 2015. After signing with Sniffling Indie Kids, they released their debut ten-track album, entitled Salt of the Earth, on 24 June 2016. The band performed at the 2016 North Jersey Indie Rock Festival. C.R. and the Degenerates' second album Close Encounters released on 10 February 2017, and it is described by The Fire Note as "moody electronic psych-pop [...] for those of us who appreciate subtlety and space to imprint our own experience onto the music."[2] Their third album Degeneration was released on compact disc and cassette, on 7 July 2017. On the song "Operation Smile," Gennone explains the title "comes from the police investigation and shut down of an old strip club in New Jersey called Smiles," and the song is about "the general feeling of being lost and trying to find a better place." Speak Into My Good Eye says the song "circle[s] in jet fuel during the shining pop verses only to ignite the incendiary choruses and intros/outros around them."[3] The albums The World According to C.R. and Coming of Age, were released in 2018.


  • Heiner, Matthew (23 May 2017), "C.R. And The Degenerates: Close Encounters [Album Review]", The Fire Note, retrieved 21 March 2019
  • Mehalick, Mike (13 June 2017), "Exclusive Premiere: C.R. and the Degenerates Debut "Operation Smiles" // New LP Out 7/7 via Sniffling Indie Kids", Speak Into My Good Eye, retrieved 21 March 2019
  • Pirate! Staff (6 February 2018a), "C.R. and the Degenerates", Pirate!, retrieved 24 March 2019