Nitzer Ebb’s three essential records are BELIEF (1989), SHOWTIME (1990), and EBBHEAD (1991), with the band’s tense, minimalistic EBM best heard on the first two mentioned here. Their formula was harrowingly terse, with powerfully clean electronic sounds coupled with menacing, authoritative chants and topical references. The graphic design nicely echoed this approach. EBBHEAD is a bit more structurally elaborate, as is evidenced in its faux Gilbert and George cover art. Still a worthy listen, especially while driving.