was originally released in 1982, and then re-released with a 7" single containing the song "Back to Zero." This bonus single was a smart move, as "Back to Zero" was a big jump forward in songwriting from most of what was on the album. Strange Alliance
wasn't bad by any means, but there were fewer hooks and fewer memorable songs than on future Keene
releases. Basically a power pop record with a raw garage -- almost punkish -- feel, it was better than most of what was being released in the same period. Overlooked then and now, the album is by no means a classic, but is definitely worth seeking out by Keene
fans and those with an interest in music akin to Jules & the Polar Bears and early Greg Kihn.