Good For You’s second album in just over six months, Too, darkens the mood and continues down the road of despair and destruction. With their debut album, Life Is Too Short Not To Not Hold A Grudge, Good For You hammered themes of disillusionment and determination through your skull at an ear-crushing 110 decibels. Available on SST Records as a double LP release only, Too! once again finds Good For You leaving a trail of blown-out speakers and shredded guitar strings in their wake.
As the founder, guitarist and driving influence behind Black Flag, Greg Ginn defined the west coast punk sound and the DIY ethos of punk rock. In many ways, Mike Vallely is the perfect frontman to lead Ginn‘s first hard rock band since the dissolution of Black Flag. A strong-willed, determined, intense and inspirational figure, Vallely (owner and creative mind behind Elephant Brand Skateboards) has earned a devoted, worldwide following over the course of his two decade plus career as a professional skateboarder and years fronting the bands Mike V and The Rats and Revolution Mother.
Greg and Mike first met in Long Beach, CA in May 2003 when Mike V And The Rats started a supporting run of shows for Greg that would eventually lead to the guest vocal spot at the Black Flag reunion shows. A friendship was formed and the two have kept in touch through the years with the intention of collaborating on new music at some point. In February 2012, Ginn presented Vallely with new music and the singer spent the next five months filling notebooks with lyrics. The duo’s intense songwriting chemistry generated both a solid set of dynamic songs that would become Life Is Too Short To Not Hold A Grudge and the formation of an entirely new band: Good For You.