Frijid Pink – Defrosted (1971) (@256)
15 Dec 2009
(Review from allmusic, wikipedia)
Frijid Pink’s second album is so-so hard rock on the verge of becoming heavy metal, yet still contains the characteristic fuzz tone guitar sound featured prominently on the group’s first album. Most of the songs are built on rote blues-rock riffs, with the macho bluster paced by Kelly Green’s husky voice.
The compositions addresses the themes of thrusting romance (“Black Lace”), quasi-countercultural utopianism (“Sing a Song for Freedom”, which sounded influenced by “American Woman”-era Guess Who), and good-time boogie (“Sloony”, with speedy guitar work reminiscant of Alvin Lee).
This edition of the album adds four bonus tracks from non-LP early-70s singles. Most of those bonus tracks show an increased soul-funk influence, with female backup singers showing up on “We’re Gonna Be There”, a takeoff on “Johnny Comes Marching Home” with stereotypically high-pitched early heavy metal vocals.
This proved to be the last album to feature vocalist Kelly Green (Tom Beaudry) and guitarist Gary Ray Thompson; their surprise departure from the group soon followed.
- Kelly Green (Tom Beaudry) / vocals, cowbell
- Gary Thompson / guitar
- Tom (Sach) Harris / bass
- Rick Stevers / drums
- Larry Zelanka / keyboards
01. Black Lace – 6:10
02. Sing A Song For Freedom – 2:59
03. I’ll Never Be Lonely – 5:01
04. Bye Bye Blues – 4:56
05. Pain in My Heart – 8:19
06. Sloony – 3:37
07. I’m Movin’ – 4:52
08. I Haven’t Got The Time – 4:23
09. We’re Gonna Be There (Bonus) – 2:28
10. Shorty Kline (Bonus) – 2:21
11. I Love Her (Bonus) – 2:20
12. Lost Son (Bonus) – 2:45
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