10/01/2010

Fleshtones Documentary Now Available At SnagFilms.


Geoffray Barbier's 2009 documentary about the Fleshtones, Pardon Us For Living But The Graveyard Is Full, is now available on snagfilms.com. The content is free and the band encouraged fans to post it to Facebook, "should you have the urge to spread the word." A review of the film can be found at Tulip Frenzy.

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From the Cinefamily: 30+ years. 2000+ shows. No hits. No sleep. In 1976, a gang of kids from Queens stumbled upon some abandoned instruments in the basement of the house they were renting and ended up forming a band. Little did they realize that thirty years later, they'd still be struggling to play their music and pay the bills. The Fleshtones were an integral part of the '70s NYC underground scene and, amazingly, having soldiered on as a paradox, simultaneously legendary and obscure: boasting a rabid worldwide fan base and a reputation as a white-hot live act, but barely able to keep a record label for two albums in a row and ignored in all histories of the scene they helped create.

Stunning vintage footage, insight from Peter Buck (R.E.M.), Clem Burke (Blondie) and Handsome Dick Manitoba (The Dictators), and candid self-deprecating interviews with band members Peter Zaremba, Keith Streng, Bill Milhizer and Ken Fox add up to a thoroughly entertaining portrait of the real hardest-working garage band in show biz.