Route Zero

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"Route Zero"
Single by Turbonegro
Released 1989
Format 7" Vinyl
Recorded April, 1989 at Nesodden Musikkverksted by Christian Calmeyer
Genre Heavy metal
Punk rock
Label Straitjacket Records
Turbonegro singles chronology
"Route Zero"
"Vaya Con Satan"
Alternative cover
Original, 1989 cover

"Route Zero" is a single from the Norwegian band Turbonegro released on 7" Vinyl in 1989 by Straitjacket Records, bassist Thomas Seltzer's own label. 500 copies were printed on pink vinyl. It came with insert containing photo from rehearsal room. The front sleeve of the original release depicts a scene lifted from a 1982 underground cult movie entitled Basket Case while the back sleeve allows some extra free space for love letters, obscene drawings or further individual messages of whatever kind. The first 50 shrink-wrapped and autographed, custom designed (first edition) copies of Route Zero came with the cassette tape single Computech.

The single was released in the United States in 1990 on 7" Vinyl on Sympathy for the Record Industry. First edition was pressed in 1,200 copies. The title song was backed with two songs off their Turboloid EP. It was released for Turbonegro's 1990 US tour with red, pink or yellow tinged 'Turboloid' sleeves and in various vinyl colours (at least there surfaced copies in black, red & pink vinyl).

Re-presses came out in early January, 2004. Quantity is not known.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Route Zero"
  2. "I Want You Right Now" (MC5 cover)

Track listing (US version)[edit]

  1. "Route Zero"
  2. "Cockwork"
  3. "Flowerbox"

Track listing (Computech + Route Zero)[edit]

  1. "Killer Penis"
  2. "1970" (The Stooges cover)
  3. "Route Zero"
  4. "I Want You Right Now" (MC5 cover)


  • The mirror of the disc reads: Rectum Hell (a) / Born To Fuck (b)
  • On the 1990 version: etching on the matrix reads: Side A: "your mom is a whore", Side B: "your dad is a whore".
  • Original drummer TK didn't show up for the recording session, so Thomas took on the drums for "Route Zero".