I'm stoked that The Fleshtones have written a song about Sweat: The Story of the Fleshtones, America's Garage Band. "It Is As It Was" appears on the band's new album, Wheel of Talent, out today on Yep Roc Records. Keith Streng wrote the rocking homage to my book, and to the band's amplified present rolling on into the future. Turn it up!!
Of course, Sweat makes the perfect reading accompaniment, if you're so inclined.C’mon, we’re gonna start at the beginning
Page one, Bonomo says, “It’s gonna get good, it’s gonna get better”
Read on, this is the story of The Fleshtones
Chapter One, how it started, it is was it is and it is what happened
It is as it was, you know that it is as it was…
Dig it, we didn’t make a whole lot of money
But we did what we wanted to
If you read Sweat you can find out too
It goes back to our past
But the present rolls on into the future
Tonight the band is ready for some action
Hold tight, you're here to have fun
Like the Pope in Rome says, “It is as it was, now”
The Fleshtones: 1976 - ???
Bottom photo via Yep Roc