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Full Time Men

  • Full Time Men [Coyote EP, 1985] B+
  • Your Face My Fist [Coyote, 1988] C+

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Full Time Men [Coyote EP, 1985]
Three pleasantly unkempt songs by a concept comprising Fleshtones guitarist Keith Streng, who plays almost everything, and R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck, who plays guitar. The best is about owning a car. The second-best is what they like about the South. B+

Your Face My Fist [Coyote, 1988]
"Members of the Fleshtones and lots more famous people," screams a sticker in more garish typography, and thus does a one-off turn into new-wave diehard nostalgia. It even remakes two tracks from what should have been their only record--rowdier, natch, and not as good. Great lost Fleshtones song: "High on Drugs." C+