Thursday, February 09, 2006

Vintage NYT Review of The Flesh Eaters

A free "from the archive" article from 1982. Robert Palmer writes about Chris D and the then incranation of the Flesh Eaters...:

The subject matter of his songs and their deliberate rhythms are more reminiscent of heavymetal rock than they are of punk, and at the Peppermint Lounge the Flesh Eaters did come off as a particularly intense, particularly severe heavy-metal band.

But heavy-metal bands are usually content to thud and shudder along. They pummel the beat instead of swinging with it. The Flesh Eaters achieve a solid, in-the-pocket swing, even at slow, crunching tempos, and their more upbeat numbers have an infectious, careening wildness about them.


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