April 29, 1994 at 04:00 AM EDT

Weirdo

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
We gave it a B-

Athens, Ga.’s Five-Eight gives free rein on Weirdo to its quirkiness and sensitivity on songs like ”Behead Myself” and shares an aesthetic stance with New York wiseacres Too Much Joy: Both are crunchy-guitar bands with a pop undertow and wackily iconoclastic worldview. But Five-Eight lacks the Joy boys’ knack for super-catchy songs with fabulously witty lyrics. The result is fair-to-middling college rock.

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