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The "American Sound" of the Fleshtones

Andy Schwartz, New York Rocker, November 1978

WHAT'S SO cool about the Fleshtones? Nothing. That's what's so cool about the Fleshtones. They could be anybody. They are anybody: the boys next door or the kids on your block, leaning against the neighbor's car on a summer night, drinking beer on the stoop, playing too loud in some Queens garage until the neighbors call the cops. The Fleshtones are not stars or posers or trendies (though there may be a closet artist or two among them). They are a somewhat awkward collection of slightly irregular individuals who together form a natural rock 'n' roll band.

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