The Fleshtones

 

Monday 30th July 2012
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Veteran New York garage rockers The Fleshtones follow up last year’s "Brooklyn Sound Solution" with the "Quatro x Quatro EP", which was recorded last February while the band was on tour in Spain. To be released 21 August on limited-edition vinyl by the Yep Roclabel, "Quatro x Quatro" includes four songs recorded in Spanish and was co-produced by Jorge Muñoz-Cobo Gonzalez, longtime friend of the band and former member of the group Dr. Explosion.

“The story of this record goes way back to our original bass player, Marek Pakulski, finding a bunch of albums including ‘Los Johnny Jets A Go Go’ in the trash in front of Joey Ramone’s Lower Eastside tenement one night in 1977, "says band leader Peter Zaremba. "Johnny Jets were a typical Mexican ’60s rock and roll group -covering top-ten hits of the time like "Wooly Bully" in Spanish with varying degrees of competence - just the thing to appeal to The Fleshtones. Rather than the Spanish language versions of overly familiar tunes like ‘Hang On Sloopy’, what really caught our ears were two more-or-less original tracks ‘No Tengo Dinero’ and ‘Todos Queremos A Lupe’ (which seemed to at least be inspired by Johnny Thunder’s 1962 hit ‘Loop De Loop’). We decided we would record these two songs ourselves as soon as possible. If nothing else, The Fleshtones are good for their word!”

Los Fleshtones "Quatro x Quatro" Track Listing: 1. Llevo Un Tigre En Mi Guitar 2. No Tengo Dinero 3. Todos Queremos A Lupe 4. Acero e Iman

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Written by
August Forte

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