Featuring four guitars and a sound straight from those psychedelic '60s, Rhode Island's Plan 9
dealt with little except period covers on their first album, 1982's Frustration
. The group added a batch of originals on Dealing With the Dead
, and spent the next two albums compiling early singles (Plan 9
) and documenting their live show (I've Just Killed a Man, I Don't Want to See Any Meat
). Plan 9
began to add remnants of hard rock with 1985's Keep Your Cool & Read the Rules
, but after switching to Enigma, the group stripped its '60s influences and began sounding like a plain old rock band.