Is there really no official thread on The Flesh Eaters?!

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Of theirs I've heard: A Minute To Pray, A Second to Die, No Questions Asked, Forever Came Today, A Hard Road To Follow. All are fantastic. Anything else I should seek out including side project? I heard one Tex & The Horseheads (they're related, right?) and that was pretty good as all. Also anyone know how/where to find A Minute To Pray, A Second to Die cheaper than the amazon/gemm marketplace asking price of $110?

T. Weiss (Timmy), Thursday, 19 October 2006 15:19 (twelve years ago) Permalink

$110? are you fucking kidding me? I need to sell that shit posthaste!

OK no i don't because it's a really great album, but damn that's a lot of $$ for that thing. "see you in the boneyard" and "cyrano" and "divine horseman" are all fucking awesome songs, although there's nothing bad there. never heard anything else, although i've been curious about "no questions asked."

ZR (teenagequiet), Thursday, 19 October 2006 15:25 (twelve years ago) Permalink

OPO: "Tightrope on Fire"

There are some really good tracks on No Questions Asked, but I do think they're mostly the ones on the two SST comps.

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Thursday, 19 October 2006 16:37 (twelve years ago) Permalink

flesh eater are so awesome....i found a sealed copy of their SST greatest hits, that has a bunch of stuff from minute to pray for like $6! score!

M@tt He1geson: Real Name, No Gimmicks (Matt Helgeson), Thursday, 19 October 2006 16:58 (twelve years ago) Permalink

$110? are you fucking kidding me? I need to sell that shit posthaste!

My reaction exactly. Except I'd probably sell mine. I like my record collection, but $100 bucks is $100 bucks.

Search also: the Forced Exposure Flesheaters/Divine Horsemen split 7". The live version of "Divine Horsemen" on that is flattening. Massive drums.

Edward III (edward iii), Thursday, 19 October 2006 17:17 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"A Minute To Pray" is by far their best album. I tried two or three others, including "No Questions Asked" and was let down.

Can't believe it's going for that much. Never saw it go past 20 on eBay.

Brooker Buckingham (Brooker B), Thursday, 19 October 2006 17:28 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"It's my life to live"!!! love love love this tune.

andrew m. (andrewmorgan), Thursday, 19 October 2006 18:42 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I think it's the Forced Exposure version of "Divine Horsemen" that's on the Hard Road reissue.

I like 'em but I'd put them a steep step below X and Gun Club, mostly because their basic sound tries to do too many things as the same time. Chris D's voice sounds like he's trying to scream and croon at the same time. What's great about that FE live track is how simple and blunt it is.

bendy (bendy), Thursday, 19 October 2006 19:06 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Yeah, A Minute To Pray, A Second to Die, I like that one a lot. Great album title too! (And the spaghetti-Western from whence it was stolen is well worth seeing as well.) Just wish that Chris D. hadn't "taught Clawhammer how to sing", as Joe Carducci asserts. (Unless that was actually Richard Hell whom Jon Wahl was aping.)

Monty Von Byonga (Monty Von Byonga), Friday, 20 October 2006 02:28 (twelve years ago) Permalink

That one is my favourite, but I like No Questions Asked & Hard Road To Follow a lot too. Forever Came Today isn't quite up there but it's still good.

They do sound a lot like Gun Club, but that's always a good thing.

I think LTM (?) might be reissuing some Flesh Eaters stuff soon.

Colonel Poo (Colonel Poo), Friday, 20 October 2006 07:11 (twelve years ago) Permalink

five months pass...
The SST Greatest Hits is great, and I found a copy of Dragstrip Riot, but it seems a shame these are so hard to find.

Is Devil's river a good pick for the Divine Horsemen??

gnarly sceptre, Friday, 13 April 2007 13:05 (eleven years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

found the destroyed by fire comp for a steal the other week and it's so good. new fave: "dominoes."

andrew m., Monday, 4 May 2009 16:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

I'm pretty much on board for just about every Chris D related band/album, maybe the only thing I don't completely love is the Stone by Stone record and that might just be cuz I haven't spent enough time with it.

But so, I think the Divine Horsemen stuff is all pretty great, I spun "Middle of the Night" yesterday day and that record just kills.

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 24 March 2014 18:40 (five years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

Minute to Pray line up touring California in January

http://www.superiorviaduct.com/blogs/news/15685884-announcing-the-flesh-eaters-mini-tour

chr1sb3singer, Wednesday, 22 October 2014 16:45 (four years ago) Permalink

Cool. If I could only get a free flight to Cali, or win the lottery

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 22 October 2014 16:48 (four years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

bless chris d and crew forever

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSLzUweVT4s

andrew m., Tuesday, 11 September 2018 20:07 (six months ago) Permalink

does this count as cod reggae?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G14Fld8zlw8

andrew m., Tuesday, 11 September 2018 20:08 (six months ago) Permalink

six months pass...

So the Minute to Pray line up is touring the east and if they are coming to yr neck of the woods I give it my highest possible recommendation. I saw them in St Paul on Saturday and it seriously could have been 1981 not 2019.

I'm still kind of speechless over how great it was.

I yelled out "Lake of Burning Fire" at one point and got the band to bust up laughing and I can die happy now.

chr1sb3singer, Tuesday, 12 March 2019 21:42 (one week ago) Permalink

Dave Alvin is the honky-tonk Tom Verlaine

chr1sb3singer, Tuesday, 12 March 2019 21:44 (one week ago) Permalink


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