Review and photographs by Kirsten Ferguson
“We remember the Ramones. We were there,” said frontman Peter Zaremba midway through the Fleshtones’ matinee gig at Bat Shea’s in Troy on Sunday, as the band launched into a buzz-saw homage to their CBGB-via-Queens compatriots: a Sex Pistols-baiting tune called “Remember the Ramones.”
Released as a b-side on a limited edition 7” single last year by Yep Roc Records to commemorate the Fleshtones’ latest album, “Brooklyn Sound Solution,” the song pays tribute to the American punk rock progenitors who formed in 1974 – only two years before the long-running Fleshtones.
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