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inetryconydot
14-12-2017 13:25
The Vatican appears rocked alongside scandal and resignations fair as church leaders necessity trappings up to make good on frail Pope Benedict XVI. The Vatican today appears rocked close to licenti

dtabachn
14-12-2017 13:11
The album is called Wake Up! It does include some light prog rock along with speeches' excerpts.

MammetfireLic
14-12-2017 13:02
Terry constancei know that is probably said often.. however reading this actually made me understand how much time i've wasted, worrying about things that had been so pointless. have a look [url=

gdazegod
14-12-2017 01:20
Chris, is there such an album? Maybe we should get Alun onto the case. He loves those oddball albums.

englandashes
13-12-2017 23:49
Performance enhancing aspect....never did much for me.

englandashes
13-12-2017 23:49
Like Froome, my 5k and 10k times are now in doubt, as it seems I took too many puffs of my inhaler before the races.In all seriousness it sounds pretty odd that an inhaler used by millions has such an

englandashes
13-12-2017 23:43
Canít believe Pope Francis 2015 release, Wake Up, has not been reviewed yet here at GDM?

reyno-roxx
13-12-2017 17:40
Man, I really thought Froome was above any doubt, but this will always hang like a shadow now. Damn! Unlikely to win Sports Personality of the Year on the Beeb now too.

reyno-roxx
13-12-2017 17:38
Look what happened when the Pope signed to Infinity? Brought the company down and certainly ruined TKO's career. Brad Sinsel probably not a fan.

gdazegod
13-12-2017 11:37
Oh dear, Chris Froome in a doping scandal. This looks bad.

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Freewheelin' - 1979 Freewheelin'



ARTIST: Freewheelin'
ALBUM: Freewheelin'
LABEL: Force Records
SERIAL: FRC 1001
YEAR: 1979

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Dave Kury - guitar, vocals * Brian Sarna - bass, vocals * Ed Kammer - keyboards, vocals * Mike Klehr - drums, vocals * Kevin Fabish - sax, flute, percussion, vocals

TRACK LISTING:? 01 One Night * 02 Telephone * 03 You Baby * 04 Take Me Higher * 05 Gambler * 06 Take Hold Of Your Life * 07 Fool For A Pretty Face * 08 Travelin' Times * 09 Suzi Rock N' Roller * 10 Wheelin' & Dealin' * 11 Dixie Lady


Background
Freewheelin' were a five-piece from the north-western suburbs of Chicago, that specialised in a brass laden form of 70's classic rock. I found this on a blog recently, and was keen to get it up in lights. I will say, if you aren't a fan of this style, then it's probably best you move on. There is some good tasty guitar work from Dave Kury but the whole thing is overshadowed by Kevin Fabish' sax work. If you can get past that angle, then you have more perservance than most.


The Songs
It's hard to pin down some contemporaries to Freewheelin', though I'm sure there are some. Some would say a band like The Boyzz are a good fit, or maybe the Bob Seger Band, but having heard both those outfits, my initial thoughts are a resounding 'no'. Tracks 1 to 6 are studio efforts, while tracks 7 to 11 were recorded live at ChicagoFest 1979. I would say that 'Telephone' and 'Take Hold Of Your Life' are the picks of the bunch, but overall this album is killed off by uninteresting songs and that aforementioned sax/brass work from Fabish.


In Summary
Certainly a nugget from 1979, but it's not in the same class as New England or other bonafide gems from that same year.



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Comments
#1 | gdazegod on November 26 2017 01:09:33
The album cover looks like aluminium guttering or a sheet of roofing material. Clever.
#2 | super80boy on November 26 2017 14:52:50
I bought this one about a year ago based on the cool cover, but couldn't get past the above mentioned negative angles. I remember the 2nd side was live, which didn't help matters. Agree, rather uninteresting.
#3 | tompa on November 26 2017 17:41:46
Haven't heard this but since 1979 was a good year for music and the cover and the logo looks interesting enough I thought I might look into this....but then I saw "brass laden".
 
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