Notable’s very own ‘ugly pop’ purveyors Skating Polly honored by invitation to open West Coast reunion tour of eclectic punk icons, The Flesh Eaters!
Formed in 1977 by founding punk poet Chris Desjardins (Chris D.), The Flesh Eaters with varying line-ups put out 12 albums between 1977 and 2004. The most critically acclaimed of the bunch was the one-time “supergroup” who played on the second LP, A Minute to Pray, A Second to Die. Released in 1981, the line-up comprised some of the best musicians of the genre and the era including Chris D. on vocals, John Doe (of X) on bass, Dave Alvin (of The Blasters) on guitar, Bill Bateman (of the Blasters) on drums, DJ Bonebrake (of X) on marimbas and Steve Berlin (of Top Jimmy and the Rhythm Pigs and Los Lobos) on sax. Receiving rave reviews from publications as diverse as The New York Times, New York Rocker, Downbeat, their unique style featured a cornucopia of influences from garage band punk to blues to jazz.
The Flesh Eaters reunited in 2006 at the request of Mudhoney to play All Tomorrow’s Parties fest in southern England and three shows in California. Nine years later the line-up has gotten back together, Skating Polly will open. Not to be missed: