The Flesh Eaters, The Alley Cats, Sean Wheeler

The Flesh Eaters, The Alley Cats, Sean Wheeler

Photo by Jordan Schwartz The Flesh Eaters' John Doe & Chris D.


Thu., Jan. 18, 8 p.m. 2018

Location Info:

The Echoplex
1154 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90026
The Flesh Eaters have evolved from a minimalist early-punk band into a driving, more soulful hard-rock outfit. The group’s one constant member, Chris D, is a noted film scholar, record producer and former Slash magazine writer who was prescient enough to sign The Misfits and Gun Club before anyone else realized their commercial potential. Of all The Flesh Eaters’ releases, the L.A. band’s 1981 opus, A Minute to Pray, a Second to Die, was a curiously compelling work that transcended the limitations of punk. Such morbid tracks as “Digging My Grave” anticipated the funereal obsessions of Nick Cave, whereas Los Lobos saxophonist Steve Berlin’s febrile melodies and X percussionist D.J. Bonebrake’s mesmerizing marimba patterns on “Divine Horseman” vaulted the group into a wholly strange free-jazz ether. Mr. D. returns with backing from X bassist John Doe and Blasters guitarist Dave Alvin. Also at Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace, Friday, January 19.


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