Australia's Raven Records presents The I.R.S. Years 1980-1985 – It's Super Rock Time, a superb 26-track, 78-minute CD collection from one of America’s original, and longest-running, garage-rock bands, self-proclaimed Living Legends, The Fleshtones. Formed in 1976 in Queens, New York by vocalist Peter Zaremba and guitarist Keith Streng, The Fleshtones combined fuzzed guitar and Farfisa organ with '50s rockabilly and '60s r&b into a potent retro stew they called “Super Rock.” Contemporaries of Suicide and The Cramps on the late-'70s NY scene, the group became a huge influence on early '80s garage-rock revivalists Dream Syndicate, Plimsouls, Hoodoo Gurus, etc. Amazingly, they are still at it today, finally garnering respect for being as raucous as ever. It's Super Rock Time covers their key five year tenure with Miles Copeland’s record label. Culled from their classic albums (Roman Gods, Hexbreaker!, and Speed Connection) and numerous EPs and singles, highlights include the frat-rocking "Girl from Baltimore," the whomping "Screamin' Skull," the moody "Shadow Line," the Standells-like "Stop Fooling Around" and one of their most memorable tunes, a tasty cover of Lee Dorsey’s "Ride Your Pony." Many tracks are appearing on CD for the first time. With superb quality audio, detailed notes and color booklet, this excellent release is a must for fans of irresistible, reverb-drenched garage/r&b.
Release Date: March 5th, 2010
Catalogue Number: RVCD311