Published Jan 24, 2011Toronto punk legends Stark Naked & the Fleshtones tore up stages in the early '80s thanks to a mutual love of the Ramones, Sex Pistols and Teenage Head. The group disbanded in 1985, but have reunited on occasion, including a high-profile slot at NXNE last June. Deciding it was too fun to stop, the group have planned a 30th anniversary celebration at the Garrison in Toronto on January 28.
For this show the group will feature original members Stark Naked, Eugene Ripper and Ray Walsh, with Sloan's Andrew Scott filling in on drums for this one performance. "The Garrison is a super cool room," Stark said in a press release. "Perfect venue for what threatens to be some kinda fun -- and all the hits!"
In addition to the show, the band are preparing to release their extremely rare recorded output later this year via Eugene Ripper's own Soul Surfer label. The release will include a plethora of unreleased studio recordings and the band's infamous live recording from the El Mocambo in 1982.
Tickets for Stark Naked & the Fleshtones' 30th anniversary will be $10 at the door on the night of the show.