RECORD STORE DAY 2016 > The Fleshtones - "The End Of My Neighborhood"

The Fleshtones

"The End Of My Neighborhood"


Release Date: 4/16/2016
Format: 7" Vinyl
Label: Yep Roc Records
Quantity: 750
Release type: RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus Release


“End Of My Neighborhood” composed and sung by The Fleshtones guitarist Keith Streng, certainly let's us know he's more than concerned about the re-development of his neighborhood and the concurrent loss, not only of all the things that made the 'Northside' of Williamsburg such a cool place to live, but of its human scale as well. Lead vocalist Peter Zaremba came up with the blatantly '60s track, “Cardboard Casanova”. Besides the beat, the song features the type of lyrical content you'd expect from that era. A punk lead singer, angrily denouncing some girl's preference for the rich guy, who in actuality doesn't 'make it' as a lover anyway. What will she decide? Strangely relevant today. Mike Mills of REM joins in on vocals, and Fleshtones founding member Jan Marek Pakulski might also be somewhere in the mix as well. The 45's sleeve was designed by Herve Peroncini of the rocking Italian band The Peawees. The photos were taken by Jacopo Benessi before a Fleshtones show in La Spezia, Italy. And the songs were recorded with longtime friend of The Fleshtones, Florent Barbier, at Cold Cut Productions Studios. This release is exclusive to Record Store Day 2016

Side A - The End of My Neighborhood
Side B - Cardboard Casanova