The Society of Cool
Say, Marco, Uschi Nerke (host of Beat Club) had no reason to hide behind Cathy McGowan, right? Beat Club did a famous special from the Marquee in ´66, one of Hendrix´s earliest tv appearences, I think.
No reason at all he did a great job,but i'd rather look at Cathy McGowen! I have that episode very early if I remember correctlyit might have been the Jimi hendrix Experience. now off that subject I do enjoy watching Uschi Nerke the mix of German and English was fun to watch.
My mistake Kai, was thinking of Beat Beat Beat and I cant remember names to save my life. My apologies for my Ignorence
They were american GI´s who quit the army while stationed in Germany.
There was a documentary on german/french tv station Arte about them recently- they definitely were proto-punk. People like Peter Zaremba of the Fleshtones (does anybody remember that SUPER ROCK band from the 80´s?) talked about how they influenced decades of musicians. Black Monk Time also was the title of their (only) 60´s studio album.
The Fleshtones would certainly be in my top 5 of white american Bands/artists. Still play the Hexbreaker album from time to time.
Yes i remember Fleshtones. I have one LP and (should i mention that) a live on... tape! We used to call that "speed rock"
If my memory is good, they were on I.R.S. (International Record Syndicate) Record Label which was a good label during eighties. They hosted The Cramps, The Buzzcocks, Oingo Bongo, Doctor and the Medics (lol), the Go-Go's and many more 80's stuff.
Always loved their logo:
Phil, I´ve got a Fleshtones live LP, called Speed Connection, live in Paris 1985. Saw them in 1988 or ´89 and remember really partying with quite a few post- mods in the first row, can´t remember much more as we were pretty pissed, lol!
I'm American (West Coast), but am really new to the site. Trying to find a way to keep up more on posts and new discussions.
Welcome! (That's part of the reason i sent this post, to see who else is out there and stuff........)
What else besides the Beach boys is good over there? I would imagine rare surf and garage records?