Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Freeze Live on Cape Cod LP

I was surprised by the cover art and graphics of this release, it looked more like OBEY! style graphic art than a land of the lost collage. But for a live Freeze set from my hometown from when I was 11, I'm not going to worry too much about cover art.
That said even the color scheme was something new for a Freeze record. Not to worry about the music this is classic Freeze live at the Mill Hill Club a dive bar for college kids in the summer. The combination of the new wavey back up vocals and the bass driven poppy hooks brings to mine the Jabbers more than the Pistols. They definitely had an LA influence on some of these tracks-Dangerhouse. 19 songs with 9 unreleased or at least unknown to me. Sound Quality is patchy but we are talking about something that probably should not have been recorded let alone survive. If you care enough to buy a live Freeze LP from 1980, you are probably ready to accept some issues with sound quality.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I can’t believe you don’t like the artwork. Personally I love it. Kinda like Pushead with an art nouveau twist. It reminds me of some stuff I saw in a Toxic Shock catalogue back in the 80’s. I always hated the land of the lost artwork, too muddy with no focus.