Beat Recommends: Flesh Eaters At The Echoplex

Chris D with drummer Bill Bateman and bassist John Doe at the Echo, 2006. Photo by Elise Thompson.

Ever since it was first released, the Flesh Eaters’ 1981 album A Minute To Pray, A Second To Die has been widely recognized as of the most glorious pieces of wax ever produced by the early practitioners of punk rock. The six men that made this music – John Doe and DJ Bonebrake of X, Dave Alvin and Bill Bateman from the Blasters and Los Lobos’ Steve Berlin backing vocalist Chris D. – have regrouped in 2018 to play a handful of shows and celebrate their brief but fruitful existence.

Asked what we can look forward to from this year’s model of the Flesh Eaters, D. responded: “Well, we crammed a lot of material into 5 or 6 days of rehearsals, and we’ll be doing a few songs from other Flesh Eaters albums down through the ages, as well as a few covers. One of them new that is absolutely stunning, a 1969-1970-era Fleetwood Mac with guitar god Peter Green song (well before Buckingham Nicks, for those of you who might think we are losing our minds). It’s a psychedelic heavy blues rock crusher that will smash people’s minds, to put it mildly. Fans and newcomers will not be disappointed.”

Don’t miss the chance to have your flesh eaten by true professionals. Tonight, Thursday, January 18 at the Echoplex, with special guests the Alley Cats and Sean Wheeler. $30. Tickets available at the door. The Flesheaters will also be performing Friday, January 19th at Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneertown.

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3 Responses to Beat Recommends: Flesh Eaters At The Echoplex

  1. Paul Gaita says:

    Saw them at their last visit to the Echo in 2017. Absolutely worth your time and money.

  2. You Said The Echo but it was the Echoplex they have two clubs in one Building!!!

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