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The Fleshtones: Speed Connection (IRS)****

Lindsay Hutton, Sounds, 20 July 1985

THERE'S SOMETHING about the concept of recording and releasing records within a week that really stinks. The emphasis on how quickly these things are turned around always manages to blemish the initial intention. Pallid outfits like The Truth thrive on such gimmicks, but The Fleshtones...well, they're a whole different mangrove swamp altogether.

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