It’s no wonder why when I first heard ‘When They Fight, They Fight’ by the Generationals I was perplexed as to what “generation” they were from. I was amazed to find that this duo made up of guitarists/songwriters, Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer was in fact not from the 50’s or the 60’s as I expected but rather a modern ensemble. With a sound that very much resembles that of ‘the oldies’, this hit, off their album Con Law (released July 2009), takes you back to the Motown. The pop lyrics tell a story that is about fighting with the one you love, and loving the one you fight unconditionally. I must say, I’m a sucker for a good love song but this one deserves definite praise. The New Orleans based Joyner and Widmer take us back to a time when music was all about having soul and telling your love story and they do it with a sense of fluency.
Listen to “When They Fight, They Fight” here