Eighth Route Army


Eighth Route Army Nihilist Olympics LP

A schizophrenic album with a melodic “then” punk side that includes material from their previous 7″ releases, and a semi-commercial “now” side with recent post-punky material. I much prefer the former, though there’s not a total separation. This is a decent record with some good lyrics, but only “No Leaders” is really irresistible.

Eighth Route Army Think For Yourself EP

An eclectic mixture of material can be found on this EP—CLASH-type rock with horns and spiffy backing vocals (the title track); snappy punk with clever lyrics about future “punk” politicians (“Vice Presidente”); and a harsh critique of military recruitment set to slower CHELSEA-style material (“Professional Killer”). Multidimensional and thoughtful.