Time for a crash course on The Fleshtones — they’re coming to SF

Fans have fought for it — now it’s finally happening.

New York’s scruffy garage-rock legends The Fleshtones are finally coming to San Francisco, at The Knockout for two rowdy nights, Dec. 8 and 9.

Never heard of ’em, you say?

There are many crash-course ways to catch up on their three-decade career. Read Joe Bonomo’s recent biography of Peter Zaremba and company, “Sweat: The Story Of The Fleshtones, America’s Garage Band.”

Check out early classics like ’83’s definitive “Hexbreaker!” or even an ’07 salute album “Vindicated! A Tribute To The Fleshtones.”

These guys make the high-octane Hives look kindergarten-timid.

This year, fresh from a Christmas-themed set, The Fleshtones issued their own covers-centered album “Brooklyn Sound Solution,” a 30-minute blast of adrenaline featuring their blistering takes on The Beatles’ “Day Tripper” and B.B. Arnold’s Yardbirds-popularized “I Wish You Would,” plus guest artist Lenny Kaye.

A limited deluxe edition features a DVD documentary directed by Geoffrey Barbier, “Pardon Us For Living But The Graveyard Is Full,” and a 7” single of the Zaremba-penned “Bite Of My Soul” b/w the non-album concert favorite “Remember The Ramones.”

Catch Fleshtones fever just in time for Christmas!

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