ANTILLECTUAL: Covers EP: 7”

This four track single does what it says in the title with the Dutch combo providing its own take on four tracks from yesteryear. The choices come from The Police, Blondie/The Nerves, Ramones, and The Stooges. Antillectual applies its own smooth, melodic delivery to the four songs, with only the Ramones’ “I Believe in Miracles” being a surprise choice. Each song takes well to the Antillectual treatment but my favorite is easily The Police’s “Truth Hits Everybody,” which fits perfectly with how the band normally sounds. –Rich Cocksedge (Fond Of Life, fondofliferecords.net)