Fleshtones, The

Also known as Fleshtones, Los Fleshtones
Members of Fleshtones, The: Bill Milhizer, Fred Smith (7), Gordon Spaeth, Jan Marek Pakulski, Keith Streng, Ken Fox, Peter Zaremba
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.myspace.com/fleshtones, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fleshtones

Discography of Fleshtones, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Hexbreaker! 11 Audio 1983 Illegal Records (2)
2 Roman Gods 11 Audio 1981 Illegal Records (2)
3 American Beat 2 Audio 1984 I.R.S. Records
4 Blast Off! 13 Audio 1982 ROIR (Reachout International Records)
5 Hitsburg Revisited 14 Audio 1999 Telstar Records
6 Laboratory Of Sound 14 Audio 1997 Festival Records
7 Do You Swing? 13 Audio 2003-04-22 Yep Roc Records
8 Shadow-Line 2 Audio 1982 I.R.S. Records
9 Speed Connection II - The Final Chapter (Live In Paris 85) 19 Audio 1985 I.R.S. Records
10 American Beat 4 Audio 1984 I.R.S. Records
11 Screamin' Skull 2 Audio 1983 I.R.S. Records
12 Laboratory Of Sound 14 Audio 1995 Hitch-Hyke Records
13 Up-Front 5 Audio 1980 I.R.S. Records
14 American Beat '84' 4 Audio 1984 I.R.S. Records
15 Speed Connection - Live In Paris 85 19 Audio 1985 I.R.S. Records
16 American Beat 2 Audio 1984 I.R.S. Records
17 Ride Your Pony / Roman Gods 2 Audio 1982 I.R.S. Records
18 Powerstance! 11 Audio 1991 Big Beat Records
19 More Than Skin Deep 16 Audio 1997 Epitaph
20 Roman Gods 3 Audio 1981 I.R.S. Records
21 Roman Gods 11 Audio 1981 I.R.S. Records
22 Laboratory Of Sound 14 Audio 1995 Musidisc
23 Take A Good Look! 12 Audio 2008-01-22 Yep Roc Records
24 Fleshtones Vs. Reality 11 Audio 1987 Emergo
25 Roman Gods 11 Audio 1982 Illegal Records (2)
26 American Beat 2 Audio 1979 Red Star Records
27 Gentleman's Twist 3 Audio 1998 Epitaph
28 Fleshtones Vs. Reality 11 Audio 1987 Emergo
29 Powerstance! 11 Audio 1991 Big Beat Records
30 Blast Off! ROIR Sessions 13 Audio 1990 Danceteria
31 It's Super Rock Time! 25 Audio 2010 Raven Records
32 Stocking Stuffer 11 Audio 2008-08-22 Yep Roc Records
33 Fleshtones 13 Audio 1996 Red Star Music
34 Blast Off! 19 Audio 2002 Get Hip Recordings
35 Fleshtones Vs. Reality 12 Audio 1987 Emergo
36 Living Legends Series 20 Audio 1989 I.R.S. Records
37 Roman Gods 3 Audio 1981 I.R.S. Records
38 Fleshtones Vs. Reality 14 Audio 1987 Emergo
39 More Than Skin Deep 16 Audio 1997 Telstar Records
40 Girl From Baltimore / Feel The Heat 2 Audio 1980 I.R.S. Records
41 Take A Good Look! 13 Audio 2008-01-22 Yep Roc Records
42 Do You Swing? 13 Audio 2003 Yep Roc Records
43 Beachhead 11 Audio 2005 Yep Roc Records
44 Stocking Stuffer 11 Audio 2008-10-14 Yep Roc Records
45 Hitsburg Revisited 13 Audio 1999-06-14 Epitaph
46 New Scene 13 Audio Pogophon Records
47 Hitsburg USA! 13 Audio 1997 Telstar Records
48 Angry Years 84-86 12 Audio 1993 Imposible Records
49 Soul Struttin' 4 Audio 2002 Get Hip Recordings
50 Forever Fleshtones 12 Audio 1994 Hitch-Hyke Records


Often tagged as garage rock revivalists, the Fleshtones mix the fuzz guitar and Farfisa organ sounds of that genre with rockabilly, '50s and '60s R&B, and surf into a potent retro stew the group likes to call "super rock." The group formed in 1976 in Queens with vocalist/keyboardist Peter Zaremba, guitarist Keith Streng, bassist Jan Marek Pakulski, and drummer Bill Milhizer and aimed to return rock & roll to the simplicity and unself-consciousness of the '50s and early '60s. (The group was often joined on-stage and in the studio by sax player Gordon Spaeth, who passed on in 2005.) The group fit nicely into New York's punk and new wave scene, and an early single, "American Beat," attracted the attention of independent label Red Star and, in time, I.R.S. The group's debut EP, Up-Front, was released in 1980 and was followed by their first full-length album, Roman Gods, and Blast Off!, an unreleased studio album recorded for Red Star in 1978. 1983 produced Hexbreaker, widely regarded as the Fleshtones' finest album. The band continued to record through the '80s and released Powerstance in 1992 and Beautiful Light in 1994. (Powerstance also marked the debut of new Fleshtones bassist Ken Fox, who replaced Pakulski in the lineup and has been with the group ever since.) While the group's popularity dipped under the radar in the last half of the '90s, in 2003 the group bounded back when they were signed to the potent indie label Yep Roc Records and released one of their best albums, Do You Swing? An equally solid follow-up, Beachhead, was issued in 2005 and was produced in part by Detroit garage rock kingpin Jim Diamond. Fleshtones side projects include Keith Streng's band Full Time Men, which featured R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck, and Peter Zaremba's Love Delegation. In 2008, more than 30 years after the group formed, they released Take a Good Look, proving their ability to be just as raucous as they were in the good ol' days.


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