The Fleshtones vs. The Fuzztones

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The Fleshtones vs. The Fuzztones

Postby Osgood » 07 Mar 2018, 09:14

Two garage rock revivalists from the 80s. Still fun to hear.



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Re: The Fleshtones vs. The Fuzztones

Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 07 Mar 2018, 09:17

Give me more so I can make me mind up! :)
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Re: The Fleshtones vs. The Fuzztones

Postby Osgood » 07 Mar 2018, 09:48



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Re: The Fleshtones vs. The Fuzztones

Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 07 Mar 2018, 13:12

Thanks!

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Re: The Fleshtones vs. The Fuzztones

Postby clive gash » 07 Mar 2018, 13:16

I suppose they were helpful at the time due to the scarcity of recordings by yer actual Nuggeters but once the reissues came out obsolescence beckoned. Garageband re-enactment society.
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Re: The Fleshtones vs. The Fuzztones

Postby pcqgod » 07 Mar 2018, 16:23

Fleshtones were the better band. Fuzztones, like a lot of 60's garage revivalists did little more than re-write three or four well-known "Nuggets" singles over and over.
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Re: The Fleshtones vs. The Fuzztones

Postby Sneelock » 07 Mar 2018, 18:33

the Fleshtones should have been the Replacements.
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Re: The Fleshtones vs. The Fuzztones

Postby bobzilla77 » 07 Mar 2018, 18:51

I remember Mudhoney coming back from touring Holland & Germany in 1992, totally amazed at the number of people there with Rudi Protrudi haircuts. Meanwhile the Fuzztones could barely fill a 200 capacity club in LA. I only heard a few things & wasn't that impressed.

Fleshtones seemed like a high energy good time band with a sense of humor so I guess I choose them.
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Re: The Fleshtones vs. The Fuzztones

Postby Ray K. » 08 Mar 2018, 18:25

I can't imagine a world without the Fleshtones (or don't want to).

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Re: The Fleshtones vs. The Fuzztones

Postby TG » 09 Mar 2018, 02:01

The Fleshtones are still a pretty swell little band. Last year I had a chance to catch up with Peter Zaremba for the first time in a great many years. It was brief but he’s a charming gentleman.
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Re: The Fleshtones vs. The Fuzztones

Postby echolalia » 11 Mar 2018, 00:19

The Fuzztones were big in Madrid when I lived there. I never thought they were that great. A friend of mine was on one of their record covers, though. Of all the US garage bands that sojourned in Madrid the best were the Cynics.

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Re: The Fleshtones vs. The Fuzztones

Postby TG » 11 Mar 2018, 06:23

echolalia wrote:A friend of mine was on one of their record covers, though.


An old friend of mine was mentioned in one of their songs.
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Re: The Fleshtones vs. The Fuzztones

Postby fange » 11 Mar 2018, 08:38

Ray K. wrote:I can't imagine a world without the Fleshtones (or don't want to).

Yep, this.
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Re: The Fleshtones vs. The Fuzztones

Postby sloopjohnc » 12 Mar 2018, 21:30

Like around 1983, the Fleshtones played a lunchtime gig at my college's student union. Made me a believer.

I don't know how San Jose State booked them, but they had pretty good lunch time shows - I saw the Fleshtones, T-Bone Burnett with Mick Ronson as his guitarist and the Violent Femmes, among others at those shows.
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