Plan A Project

Plan A Project

Spirit of a Soldier

Go-Kart

Fifteen songs from this New Jersey trio that fall in the drunkpunk school of Blanks 77. This, however, is better than Blanks in that the lyrics are smarter (on the other hand, you’d probably have to be an inanimate object to produce dumber lyrics than Blanks), and occasionally, Plan A Project actually sound like a punk band from 1977, instead of 1982 or later.

In the latter regard, Plan A Project cover the Clash’s “White Riot,” plus have a couple moments where they either quote traditional music-sounding riffs (the opening guitar riff to “14 Hours,” for example, sounds a bit like the hook to the traditional song “The Battle of New Orleans,” a fiddle tune) or an actual “’77” band (the guitar riff in the break to “Here We Go Again,” for example, exhibits a Stiff Little Fingers influence). Both of these are good things.

Go Kart Records, P.O. Box 20, Prince Street Station, New York, NY 10012; http://www.gokartrecords.com/

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