Still going strong, The Fleshtones recently celebrated their 33rd anniversary in the business with the release of their Christmas album, Stocking Stuffer, and a feature-length documentary, Pardon Us For Living But The Graveyard Is Full. Live At The Hurrah Club charts the history of the band set to appear over the coming months, taking the viewer back across the best part of three decades to when The Fleshtones released their landmark IRS albums, Roman Gods and Hexbreaker.
Shot at the compact underground hot spot that was New York’s Hurrah Club in 1980, the DVD captures exactly why, over the next few years, messrs Zaremba, Streng et al would come to be held in such high esteem by all right-thinking aficionados of authentically time-warped garage rock’n’roll. Tracks featured include such super-rocking mainstays as Atom Spies, Girl From Baltimore, Theme From The Vindicators and All Around The World. Also included as a bonus is period footage of five songs shot at the New York Rocker Party, the highlight of which is a truly chaotic closing rendition of Bert Kaempfert’s African Beat.