Night Music: The Fleshtones, “American Beat”

These guys never broke out in any meaningful way, but in those golden days of rock ‘n’ roll they were soldiers on the front line. I loved this song, played this single constantly for a while, because it was so clued in to all the different sounds we rocked to. Anthemic without being bossy, devoted without being chaste.

3 thoughts on “Night Music: The Fleshtones, “American Beat”

  1. Yes Peter, that’s a great sentence. The Sinatras played a gig at Max’s with these guys I’m pretty sure, although it’s possible I’m confusing them with The Invaders, a similar band who I quite liked at the time. There doesn’t seem to be any youtube evidence that The Invaders existed. I do remember that we opened a set with The Twist and they opened their set with Let’s Twist Again.

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