Brad Marino- Extra Credit CD. Brad Marino: singer, guitarist, songwriter, and co-founding member of beloved garage rock n’ roll band The Connection, is about to embark on a journey stepping into the spotlight front and center on his own. Brad has spent the past year writing, recording and playing every instrument producing this debut solo album ‘Extra Credit’ with a little help from his friend Kris Rodgers on the keys and mixing board. What we have is an album filled with tried and true rock n’ roll with hints of country, stabs of punk, and jolts of power pop perfection, created in the garage. Rockpile meets the Ramones, Mick and Keef get into a tussle with the Flamin’ Groovies, The Knack gets all tangled up with the Cars… get the picture? It’s all here in spades and genuinely shows why Brad Marino is such an integral part of the Connection. These come housed in a nice looking gatefold CD jacket as well. Recommended.