"Take A Walk With The Fleshtones" - The Fleshtones (1994)

Obviously borrowing The Kinks` guitar riff from "You Really Got Me", The Fleshtones recorded this epic single for their 1994 "Beautiful Light" album. Every element of their sound that has put them on the forefront of NY`s garage scene is present: solid guitar sound, hammering piano, Peter Zaremba`s playful vocals and a power pop mood to put you into high spirits.

Don`t you tell me you can resist tapping your feet or nodding your head to this upbeat garage rock stomper…

The Fleshtones, possibly the only rock`n`roll band that debuted at CBGB (in 1976) that hasn’t had an inactive year so far and definitely one the finest live acts worldwide, always on the forefront of the New York garage scene and surely ahead of their time, merging garage/punk rock/blues/psych sonic elements into a sound they call Super Rock. True living legends…

Photos (via, via via & via): a 1976 CBGB flyer, at CBGB’s in 1977 (photographed by Robert Barry Francos), posing with  the Go-Go’s for New York Rocker magazine in 1981, in LA (1981), from the cover of their 1982 "Ride Your Pony/Roman Gods" 7” single,  photographed by George DuBose (ca 1983), live in 2000, live on stage at Dijon, France in 2010 and again ca 2010.

pain-of-alive-pain-of-dead asked:

This is a great blog! Very excited to share with my friends! Amazing to be followed by such a blogzilla!

Whoa! Did you just call my tumblr a blogzilla? I followed your blog because it overflows with great real-life photos & stuff but it wasn`t until today that I found out how phenomenal your band is, after spending some time snooping around the internet for Crimson Scarlet`s music and, man, I really  to say that you`re a genuine GOTHZILLA!

…and for anyone interested, pain-of-alive-pain-of-dead is a member of Crimson Scarlet, a kick-ass goth/death rock/anarcho-post punk band from California, making goth music one can dance to -and i believe you can grasp the importance of playing serious dark music in California ;)

Listen, for example, to their epic single “The Window”, here.


Peter Murphy, frontman of the legendary post punk/goth band Bauhaus, modelling for Maxell`s iconic early `80s audio cassette UK ad campaign. The music that blows him away in the ad was not of Bauhaus but Modest Mussorgsky`s classical masterpiece "Night on Bald Mountain" (though the use of Bauhaus design elements, like the Le Corbusier LC-2 armchair and the specific flat, can definitely be perceived as hints for the “insiders”…).

Watch the ad, here.

"Imagination" - Sad Lovers & Giants (recorded in 1983, here remastered for their "E-Mail Fro Eternity: The Best Of Sad Lovers & Giants" compilation, 1996)

"Imagination" is a glimpse of the early `80s UK post punk grandeur, with the distinctive atmosheric and moody sound and vocals of the obscure and criminally overlooked Sad Lovers & Giants.

An all-time favorite…

"…Sad Lovers & Giants describe their music as ‘an ethereal journey to the very edge of the imagination’. Their mastery of powerful elegance and gentle ambience is combined with a hint of gothic misadventure…” (via)



   Sex Pistols 1978 US Tour, San Antonio incident: Sid Vicious bashing some guy in the audience on the head with his bass, after being taunted by him and hit by a beer can the guy threw at him.

   “…their bass player…because I knew that he knew that I meant physical harm and I have to say I was ugly about it, but he came out and hit us over the head with his bass, he was hitting us because I was going like this:

"C`mon, buddy"

and he kept going like this…and I would`ve been glad to take him on or his buddy Johnny, I don`t care either one…and consequenlty I was taken out of the concert…

…I came here to openly cause dissent against the Sex Pistols because I believe negatively in what they`re doing and as far as I`m concerned they`re not worth killing…”

   Brian Faltin, audience member hit on the head by Sid with his bass (he found out the hard way that Sid, despite rumors, really knew how to “handle” his bass…)

   [stills from punk documentary “DOA” (1980)]