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Wednesday, Jan 7 2015
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Who says rock critics can't also be rock stars? Though writer and Flesh Eaters frontman Chris Desjardins might disavow that second title, there's no question about the punk poet's influence on the West Coast scene throughout the '80s. Thanks to complex arrangements and an unheard-of mashup of influences, from garage rock to blues and jazz, exemplified on their critically acclaimed 1981 record A Minute to Pray, A Second to Die, the Flesh Eaters have remained a cult favorite through multiple breakups and lineup changes. This short tour through California reunites the lineup from that album (which featured venerable members of X and The Blasters), for the first time, just as Oakland label Superior Viaduct has gone and reissued A Minute... on vinyl and CD. This is one for old-school punks and lucky young'uns in the know.

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Emma Silvers is SF Weekly's former Music Editor.

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