#1901: Reborn (Series Premiere)

Welcome to the radio premiere of Freelance Fiends!

Meet the new show, a lot like the old show but with a few tweaks here and there. This week’s an introduction to the new format with a mix of classic tracks and modern biz from NYC rockers like Strange Majik, Baked, Big Thief and more. Continue reading “#1901: Reborn (Series Premiere)”

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What’s That Sound? Leaf Hound – “Growers of Mushroom” (1971)

Imagine how it would feel to discover that, among your favorite late ’60s/early ’70s groups, there was a missing album?  A bulletin goes out to the world that The Who, AC/DC & Led Zeppelin members formed a supergroup that made just one wicked rock record?

That didn’t really happen.  But I’ll be damned if Growers of Mushroom doesn’t come close. Continue reading “What’s That Sound? Leaf Hound – “Growers of Mushroom” (1971)”

What’s That Sound? The Judge – s/t

There is a huge musical movement in recent years that’s bringing back riff-based, 1970’s-style rock in a big way.  It seems to have started in Europe, namely Scandinavia and other smaller pockets throughout, and is making it’s way across the United States as we speak.  Heavy cock-rock guitar lines and long hair are back in, and it’s clear that many younger folks who’ve come up in the age of YouTube have been studying hard after getting a taste of their parents’ (maybe grandparents’?) old Zeppelin and Sabbath records.  It’s a great thing. Continue reading “What’s That Sound? The Judge – s/t”

What’s That Sound? Kaleidoscope – “Bernice” (1970)

The American band Kaleidoscope was formed in southern California in 1966 and quickly became a fan favorite in the psychedelic scene due to their unique instrumentation and wild studio techniques.  After three unique and acclaimed albums and a popular live career the band released their final album “Bernice” in 1970 on Epic Records. Continue reading “What’s That Sound? Kaleidoscope – “Bernice” (1970)”

Robert Fripp & Brian Eno: 40+ years without pussyfooting.

It took me a long time to appreciate Brian Eno. As a punk-rock loving teen myself, his ambient work just didn’t initially connect with me and I was completely ignorant as to his amazing production resume. My narrow mind was finally blown watching Velvet Goldmine, as the opening credits blared the wild layered guitar of “Needle In A Camel’s Eye.” It was a start. Continue reading “Robert Fripp & Brian Eno: 40+ years without pussyfooting.”

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