All right, up front here I’m gonna admit that this is a band I know almost nothing about, aside from the one LP that I own, Hexbreaker! (1983) which I bought upon its initial release and still play today. But that record is a freaking monster and there’s no excuse on Earth as to why I don’t own more of their stuff.
The Fleshtones (led by ape-crazy frontman Peter Zaremba) play loud, nutso garage rock that is simply impossible to listen to without leaping around your house like a wild loon. I’m not even gonna bother to crib from the Wikipedia page for the band (you can see it right here) — I’m just gonna let the Super-Rock speak for itself. First up is Right Side of a Good Thing, a thumpin’, crashin’ nightmare of twang and howling vocals. CRANK UP THE VOLUME and enjoy:
Now dig on Zaremba’s shrieking delivery on Screamin’ Skull — I wanna punch things and run around the yard whenever I hear this one:
Then we’ll wrap it up with this live clip of the boys doing Roman Gods:
To conclude, I quote from the liner notes on Hexbreaker: “Although a lot of things have been said about the FLESHTONES, you’ll agree that their new hexbreaking record album renders all praise not only superfluous, but unnecessary.”