Fans of Garage Rockers the Fleshtones Start Campaign to Get Them on ‘Conan’
The Fleshtones have been pumping out 100-percent genuine rock and roll since the late '70s, and while their fans are loyal as the day is long, surprisingly, the masses have never come calling. One diehard fan of the band has decided to try and help get the guys to a bigger audience via TBS' nighttime talk show, 'Conan.'
Super fan Dana Saravia has started a Facebook page under the name 'We Want The Fleshtones As Conan's Musical Guest.' Saravia states, "He's had a lot of great musical guests, but hasn't yet had on the best. I know I'm not the only one who wants to see Super Rock on national TV in 2015 & I hope this page will help make that happen!!"
"Super Rock," for those unaware, is the self proclaimed style of rock and roll the Fleshtones deliver, and we die hard fans will say, it's very apropos. Since forming in New York City in late 1976 during the CBGB era, the band has never quit, stopped, given up or sold out. Their one brief moment of fame came in the early '80s when lead singer Peter Zaremba was the host of MTV's 'The Cutting Edge.' "We're gonna do whatever it takes to get you on late night," Saravia posted yesterday on the band's own Facebook page.
In 2007 author Joe Bonomo wrote 'Sweat: The Story of the Fleshtones, America's Garage Band,' then in 2010, a documentary on the band called 'Pardon Us for Living but the Graveyard Is Full' was released. (View the trailer below.)
Their fans, from the famous to the faceless, are loyal to a fault. "They never had a lot of success, and they never made a lot of money," notes former R.E.M. guitarist and 'Tones fan Peter Buck in the doc, "but they're loved, and they're great! They just keep plugging on."
Plugging on they are, still touring the world, and in 2014 the band released their 16th album, the rousing and rocking 'Wheel Of Talent,' on the Yep Roc label.
'Pardon Us for Living but the Graveyard Is Full' Trailer