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The Fleshtones: Pleasures of the Flesh

Richard Grabel, New Musical Express, 6 September 1980

THE FLESHTONES have the spirit that has always moved great pop music. They have the raw enthusiasm, the exuberance, the slight touch of madness. They have the beat – big, broad and danceable. They have the voices, the chops and the songs. What they don't have is very much of an image and still less any gimmicks. And gimmicks are what the marketing of a dance band seems to require.

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