The Fleshtones – “Do You Swing?” (2003)

June 9, 2010 at 10:49 pm (Fran Fried, Music, Reviews & Articles)

Fran Fried’s New Haven Register review from April 25, 2003 of super rock legends The Fleshtones’ Do You Swing?

Brooklyn’s self-proclaimed uncrowned kings of pop’n’soul are now 27 years into pushing the steamy, high-frenzy mash of ’60s garage trash and R&B they call super rock, and it’s incredible that, after all this time, the band can keep up its mad pace on stage.

As great as they are live (and there’s still no band I’d rather see on a Saturday night — period), their recording history has been erratic, and in the ’90s, they were all over the place — from their best album (Powerstance, from 1991), to their worst (Laboratory of Sound, their 1995 fiasco) to somewhere in-between (Hitsburg U.S.A. and More Than Skin Deep from the late ’90s). Read the rest of this entry »

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