I had heard C.R. & The Degenerates’ album, Salt of the Earth, prior to the North Jersey Indie Rock Festival, and I was really engaged by its raw energy and grit. There’s a definitive authenticity to their music and sound. It has an edge. Listening to that album, I got the impression that C.R. Gennone and his band of degenerates really don’t give a rat’s ass if I like them or not, but I really do. I really do, and I want them to think I’m cool.