If I “collect” any band, it’s THE FLESH EATERS. Any time I get any new unearthed rarity of theirs, I’ll share it here. Previously I posted some live tracks of theirs from a December 1982 KPFK radio session, a video of the “Minute To Pray…”-era Flesh Eaters from YouTube, and their incredible live version of “River of Fever” from a flexi included with a 1982 issue of TAKE IT! fanzine. The show that gave us the latter song was recorded on July 17th, 1982 at a Detroit punk club called Clutch Cargo’s, home of many a Negative Approach and Die Kreuzen show. The Flesh Eaters opened for Chicago melodi-punks THE EFFIGIES, and almost certainly blew them out of the water.

Wait, you can actually hear it for yourself, because I have procured top-secret access to the entire show. Here are three tracks from that night in Detroit in the balm of a Michigan summer – listen and learn as the “Forever Came Today”-era Flesh Eaters show a generation of punks how it’s done.

Play or Download THE FLESH EATERS – “Pray Til You Sweat” (live 7-17-82 Detroit)
Play or Download THE FLESH EATERS – “Hand of Glory” (live 7-17-82 Detroit)
Play or Download THE FLESH EATERS – “Every Time I Call Your Name” (live 7-17-82 Detroit)

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