FLESHTONES (311)

IT'S SUPER ROCK TIME: The I.R.S. Years 1980-1985 (RVCD-311)

Raven presents a superb 25-track, 77-minute CD collection from one of America’s original, and longest-running, garage-rock bands, self-proclaimed Living Legends, THE FLESHTONES. Formed in 1976 in Queens, New York by vocalist Peter Zaremba and guitarist Keith Streng, the Fleshtones combined fuzzed guitar and Farfisa organ with 50s rockabilly and 60s R&B into a potent retro stew they called “Super Rock”. Contemporaries of Suicide and the Cramps on the late-70s NY scene, the group became a huge influence on early ‘80s garage-rock revivalists Dream Syndicate, Plimsouls, Hoodoo Gurus etc. Amazingly, they are still at it today, finally garnering respect for being as raucous as ever.

It’s Super Rock Time: The I.R.S. Years 1980-1985 covers their key five year tenure with Miles Copeland’s record label. Culled from their classic albums (Roman Gods, Hexbreaker!, Speed Connection) and numerous EPs and singles, highlights include the frat-rocking ‘Girl from Baltimore’, the whomping ‘Screamin’ Skull’, the moody ‘Shadow Line’, the Standells-like ‘Stop Fooling Around’ and one of their most memorable tunes, a tasty cover of Lee Dorsey’s ‘Ride Your Pony’. Many tracks are appearing on CD for the first time. “Energetic, freewheelin’ and street-smart, the Fleshtones are cool, smart, witty, they rock pretty hard and their music sounds great at a party” – All Music Guide. With superb quality audio, detailed notes and color booklet, this excellent release is a must for fans of irresistible, reverb-drenched garage / R&B.

TRACK LISTING
1. THE DREG (Fleshtone-77)
2. THE WORLD HAS CHANGED
3. NEW SCENE
4. SCREAMIN’ SKULL
5. I’VE GOTTA CHANGE MY LIFE
6. SHADOW LINE
7. ALL AROUND THE WORLD
8. RIGHT SIDE OF A GOOD THING
9. STOP FOOLING AROUND!
10. THE GIRL FROM BALTIMORE
11. HEXBREAKER
12. WHAT’S SO NEW (About You)?
13. R-I-G-H-T-S
14. ROMAN GODS
15. DEEP IN MY HEART
16. HOPE COME BACK
17. LET’S SEE THE SUN
18. RIDE YOUR PONY
19. THE THEME FROM “THE VINDICATORS”
20. AMERICAN BEAT ‘84
21. HIDE AND SEEK (Live)
22. RETURN TO THE HAUNTED HOUSE (Live)
23. WATCH THIS (Live)
24. I’M BACK (Live)
25. LA LA LA LA (Live)

ALSO AVAILABLE
FLESHTONES - Hexbreaker! / Speed Connection Live in Paris 85 (RVCD-329)
FLESHTONES - Roman Gods / Up-Front EP... Plus (RVCD-339)

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