Today's 12 O'Clock Track is "Send in the Clones," the opener from the band's sole full-length album, Generica, released in 2000. (They did later release the 2007 album Generic Record Collection, featuring their entire output, seven-inch EPs and all.) As evidenced by the eerie Middle Eastern-tinted guitar intro not 30 seconds into the track, the Degenerics were no cookie-cutter hardcore-punk band that blew through minute-and-a-half rippers chock full of simplistic guitar riffs and ham-fisted drumming. Guitarist Frank Piegaro (later of Ensign) flaunts his shredding chops and willingness to experiment throughout the album while vocalist Craig Fu Yong works over each song with a snarling intensity and distinct, raspy scream. The fortuitous discovery of these dudes remains one of my best reasons to get to the show a little early and catch the openers.