Friday, August 03, 2007

FLESH EATERS LIVE DETROIT '82

If I "collect" any band, it's THE FLESH EATERS. Any time I get any new unearthed rarity of theirs, I'll share it here. Previously I posted some live tracks of theirs from a December 1982 KPFK radio session, a video of the "Minute To Pray..."-era Flesh Eaters from YouTube, and their incredible live version of "River of Fever" from a flexi included with a 1982 issue of TAKE IT! fanzine. The show that gave us the latter song was recorded on July 17th, 1982 at a Detroit punk club called Clutch Cargo's, home of many a Negative Approach and Die Kreuzen show. The Flesh Eaters opened for Chicago melodi-punks THE EFFIGIES, and almost certainly blew them out of the water.

Wait, you can actually hear it for yourself, because I have procured top-secret access to the entire show. Here are three tracks from that night in Detroit in the balm of a Michigan summer - listen and learn as the "Forever Came Today"-era Flesh Eaters show a generation of punks how it's done.

Play or Download THE FLESH EATERS - "Pray Til You Sweat" (live 7-17-82 Detroit)
Play or Download THE FLESH EATERS - "Hand of Glory" (live 7-17-82 Detroit)
Play or Download THE FLESH EATERS - "Every Time I Call Your Name" (live 7-17-82 Detroit)

6 comments:

eric said...

thanks for sharing these 3 Live Flesheaters tunes. They sound great!

MRow said...

It's uncanny - whenever Chris screams, I can't NOT imagine I'm hearing the sound of a chicken getting throttled.

Rob Tyner said...

The idea of such a thin sounding band blowing away The Effigies is a pretty funny one...

Ko Ket said...

Amazing stuff.
Sounds like he'd surely rip your head off and eat it if you got it his way.
Thanks so much for this

Anonymous said...

It's funny to see others regard Negative Approach, Necros, etc. as "legends". We used to laugh when they'd come onstage at CC's with Burger King paper crowns and crap, junk-picked wrecked drumsets, etc., and playing pseudo-West Coast style hardcore. You kids just invent too many idols because you don't have any heroes in your lives, grow up. Although the Necros singer seemed a pretty nice guy.

Anonymous said...

The Effigies, hah. There were some really anemic 'hardcore' bands in those days, only replaced by the mach-crap bands.