A sweaty update

I wanted to take a quick break from the usual 33 1/3 fare and mention some things that have been happening with another of our music-related books called Sweat: The Story of the Fleshtones, America’s Garage Band. (Incidentally, Sweat is quite possibly the only book that I’ve ever worked on that is batting 1000 when it comes to 5-star Amazon reviews. 15 for 15. Not too shabby.)

Popmatters awarded Sweat an 8 out of 10 with a thoughtful review, and the same reviewer mentions the book in a nice review of the Fleshtones new record on his blog.

Speaking of the new album, the Fleshtones are in the midst of a tour to support Take A Good Look, which released in January. You can listen to some tracks from the new album and get the dates on the band’s myspace page (mostly Texas and East Coast, with a little bit of Ohio).

Hans Frank has a podcast interview with author Joe Bonomo here (also here).

Jumpin From 6 To 6 out of France has also published a nice review.

And last but certainly not least, Sweat was namechecked in Ken Tucker’s nice review of Take a Good Look on NPR as well. Ken also included Sweat in his “Top 5 Reasons to Live” video podcast for Entertainment Weekly.

Joe keeps an active myspace page that’s worth checking out for the latest updates and whatnot:

There’s also a review of the book on the way from Skyscraper Magazine and an interview with Trap Door Sun, so keep your eyes out for those… And Joe will be signing his book at his friendly neighborhood Borders store in Dekalb, Illinois on April 5th.

UPDATE: Almost forgot this great interview with Peter Zaremba of the Fleshtones at Well Rounded Radio. Enjoy.

7 thoughts on “A sweaty update”

  1. Yeah! It’s a great read. I really enjoyed it. As well as the Fleshtones new CD, I’d recommend the tribute album as well, “Vindicated!” – the best tribute album I’ve ever heard.

  2. Thanx for the info my friend, you might be interested in my blogs as well, I’m a cult recording artist who has been writing off and on, (mostly on) for years,but I can always use more feedback. Great blog idea, very informative and easy to relate to, thanks again.

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