I believe in reincarnation. I find it hard to accept that some people simply developed quicker or in a more profound way, especially when it comes to the genius-like quality of their art or any other type of subtle and almost empathic communication. Brothers Brian and Michael d'Addario are living proof of the existence of previous lives; even if their family/overall social context did allow for an unusual appetence to musical endeavours, their prolificness allied to an inherent maturity of their compositions (especially melodic-wise) is almost scary in the way they transpose it to the physical plane.

If debut album Do Hollywood (and its addictive tracks such as 'These Words' or 'I Wanna Prove To You') made our radars instantly buzz with excitement, subsequent EP Brothers of Destruction confirmed the D'Addario brothers could only go either dramatically up or down. Yet Go To School places them in a completely different league, openly mocking those who were beginning to neatly catalog the Lemon Twigs genre-wise; not only it's a concept album, it is also a crafty rock opera in the early-to-mid-70s great tradition of self-indulgence and extravagance, when rockers were semi-gods and bellbottoms ruled the Earth. Never ceasing to drink from the era's seemingly endless reference fountain, Brian and Michael built a fortress of sound that only finds a decent parallel in another time and place — even though, and paradoxically, the openly-admitted sonic nostalgia does seem to belong in 2018.

It's easy to make reference to The Who's Tommy, not only due to the rock opera connections but also theme-wise: Go To School tells the story of Shaun, a chimpanzee raised as a human that goes through every coming-of-age obstacle any normal teenager does, thus eliminating the uncanny, unidentifiable trait by becoming a metaphor to misfits. Shaun, just like Tommy, possesses a sensitivity allied to some form of physical conditioning that he'll learn to overcome as he grows and finds his place in life.

Produced, mixed, engineered, and orchestrated by the Wonder Boys themselves (with a little help from their father Ronnie), Go To School is a classic rock chef d'oeuvre that leaves one hopelessly depressed whenever reminded of Brian and Michael's tender age. Magnificent, opulent, bizarre, and wholesome, Go To School is unlikely to be remembered as a hit-filled album (opposed to Do Hollywood) but as an important stepping stone in the rock'n'roll rite of passage instead, the one that unmistakably distinguishes good musicians from one-in-a-million geniuses. Go To School's narrative ends up being a projection of the duo's own musical coming-of-age, predicting a glorious future with the world at their feet.