12 Songs, 29 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Fleshtones in 2011 are every bit as capable of great garage rock as they were 30 years ago. This release adds legendary Patti Smith Group guitarist Lenny Kaye (also the compiler of the classic garage-rock album Nuggets). The group takes a nod towards R&B, delivering a gritty take of “I Wish You Would” and a manic race through “I Can’t Hide.” The Beatles’ “Day Tripper” is slashed into pieces by a distinguished psychedelic undertow that really settles into “Bite of My Soul” and “You Give Me Nothing to Go On,” here in both instrumental and vocal form. The classic Farfisa organ leads the band through “Comin’ Home Baby” and “Solution #1.” As Peter Zaremba made clear from the beginning, the Fleshtones are about having a good time and the passion here on instrumentals and vocal takes alike are nothing short of splendid. “Rats In My Kitchen,” “Back Beat #1” and “Lost On Xandu” are ultimate garage-rock fun.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Fleshtones in 2011 are every bit as capable of great garage rock as they were 30 years ago. This release adds legendary Patti Smith Group guitarist Lenny Kaye (also the compiler of the classic garage-rock album Nuggets). The group takes a nod towards R&B, delivering a gritty take of “I Wish You Would” and a manic race through “I Can’t Hide.” The Beatles’ “Day Tripper” is slashed into pieces by a distinguished psychedelic undertow that really settles into “Bite of My Soul” and “You Give Me Nothing to Go On,” here in both instrumental and vocal form. The classic Farfisa organ leads the band through “Comin’ Home Baby” and “Solution #1.” As Peter Zaremba made clear from the beginning, the Fleshtones are about having a good time and the passion here on instrumentals and vocal takes alike are nothing short of splendid. “Rats In My Kitchen,” “Back Beat #1” and “Lost On Xandu” are ultimate garage-rock fun.

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