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The Fleshtones - Hexbreaker

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Published on Dec 22, 2008

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The Fleshtones are an American garage rock band from Queens, New York formed in 1976.

The Fleshtones were formed in 1976 in New York by Keith Streng (b. Sep 18, 1955, New York, New York) and Jan-Marek Pakulski (b. Aug 22, 1956, Lewiston, Maine), two roommates who discovered that a previous tenant had left behind some instruments in the basement of the house they were renting. Streng, on guitar, and Pakulski, on bass, were soon joined by neighborhood friends Peter Zaremba (b. Sep 16, 1954, Queens, New York) on harmonica, keyboards, and vocals, and Lenny Calderon (b. 1958, New York) on drums.

The Fleshtones debuted at CBGB on May 19, 1976, and began touring in the early 80s. Starting in 1978, the group was often joined onstage, as well as on record, by Action Combo, brothers Gordon (alto sax and harmonica) and Brian (tenor sax) Spaeth; Gordon Spaeth (b. Sep 21, 1951—d. Mar 8, 2005) became an official band member in 1983.

In the late 70s, The Fleshtones earned a local following and played often in Manhattan at CBGB and Max's Kansas City. Later, they found a favorite venue at Club 57 on St. Mark's Place. The Fleshtones were the first band to be booked or to play at several famous venues, including Irving Plaza and Danceteria in Manhattan, Maxwell's in Hoboken, New Jersey, and the original 9:30 Club in Washington D.C..

The Fleshtones shared a rehearsal space with The Cramps on the Bowery in 1977. The following year, The Fleshtones signed with Marty Thau's Red Star Records (a roster that included Suicide and Real Kids, among others artists), recorded their first album, and with filmmaker/artist M. Henry Jones produced Soul City, a performance-animation video comprised of hand-painted cutouts. The Fleshtones' first single "American Beat" was released in 1979 (re-recorded in 1984 as part of the soundtrack of the Tom Hanks' movie Bachelor Party.)

Discography: * American Beat b/w Critical List 7" (Red Star) 1979 * Up-Front EP (I.R.S.) 1980 * Roman Gods LP/cassette (I.R.S.) 1982 + CD [limited] (Eur. I.R.S.) 1990 * Roman Gods [Dance Remix] b/w Ride Your Pony + Chinese Kitchen 12" (I.R.S.) 1982 * Blast Off! [1978] cassette (ROIR) 1982 + CD (ROIR) 1990 + CD (ROIR/Fr. Danceteria) 1993 + CD (Red Star) 1997 + LP (Sp. Munster) 2001 + LP (Get Hip Records) 2002 * Hexbreaker! LP/cassette (I.R.S.) 1983 * American Beat 84 + Hall of Fame b/w Mean Ole Lonesome Train + Super Hexbreaker 12 EP (Fr. I.R.S.) 1984 * Speed Connection LP (Fr. I.R.S.) 1985 * Speed Connection II: The Final Chapter LP/cassette (I.R.S.) 1985 * Fleshtones vs. Reality LP/cassette/CD (Emergo) 1987 * The Fleshtones: Living Legends Series CD (I.R.S.) 1989 * Soul Madrid LP (Sp. Imposible) 1989 * Powerstance! CD/LP/cassette (Aus. Trafalgar) 1991 + CD/LP/cassette (UK Big Beat ) 1991 + CD (Naked Language/Ichiban) 1992 + download (Ichiban) 2006 * Forever Fleshtones LP (Gr. Hitch Hyke) 1993 * Beautiful Light CD (Naked Language/Ichiban) 1994 + download (Ichiban) 2006 * Angry Years 1984-1986 CD (Sp. Imposible) 1994 + CD (Amsterdamned) 1997 * Laboratory of Sound CD (Ichiban International) 1995 + LP (Gr. Hitch Hyke) 1996 + download (Ichiban) 2006 * Fleshtones Favorites CD (Flesh) 1997 * Hitsburg USA! LP (Telstar) 1997 + CD (Sp. Imposible) 1997 * More Than Skin Deep CD (Ichiban International) 1998 + LP (Telstar) 1998 + CD/LP (Eur. Epitaph) 1999 + download (Ichiban) 2006 * Hitsburg Revisited CD (Telstar) 1999 + CD/LP (Eur. Epitaph) 1999 * Solid Gold Sound CD/LP (Blood Red) 2001 + CD (Fr. Fantastika) 2001 * Do You Swing? CD/LP (Yep Roc) 2003 * Beachhead CD/LP (Yep Roc) 2005 + LP (It. Nicotine Records) (2006) * Take A Good Look CD/LP (Yep Roc) 2008 * Stocking Stuffer CD/LP (Yep Roc) 2008

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