Friday, February 6, 2015

The Fleshtones @ 9:30 Club, 1983/84

A loud Super Rock cheers to photographer Jimmy Cohrssen who's unearthed these terrific photos he snapped of The Fleshtones' Peter Zaremba, Keith Streng, co-founding member Marek Pakulski, and the late great Gordon Spaeth, hanging out downstairs, and then playing onstage, at 9:30 Club in Washington D.C..

I was quite likely at this show; it could have been the first time I saw the band. The year's 1983 or '84: Washington's "old downtown" was still old, and the rat-infested, crack-harmed neighborhood around the 9:30 Club was still rough and tough. President Reagan was at home in bed a few blocks away. Have you heard the American Sound?
Peter Zaremba
Keith Streng
Streng's Mustang
Streng and Zaremba, downstairs
Gordon Spaeth
Marek Pakulski

Pakulski in Recovery Mode (or: If That Couch Could Talk)


1 comment:

Wiz Garber said...

God I saw these guys so many times I got sick of them. Not physically ill. I just got mentally nauseous at the idea of yet another Fleshtones weekend.