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Concrete Blonde – Free (1989/2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Concrete Blonde – Free (1989/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 33:01 minutes | 1,33 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download  | Front Cover | © CAPITOL

Concrete Blonde beefed up their lineup by adding a second guitarist, Alan Block, for 1989’s Free. Like their self-titled debut release, the L.A.-based band focuses on the dark side of modern life, but they also intersperse a few lighter songs into the mix with good results. Free also found the band producing themselves. The grinding guitars and lead singer Johnette Napolitano’s passionate vocals made the searing “God Is a Bullet” a college radio hit. “Roses Grow” is an interesting track with Napolitano making barstool observations over a metallic drumbeat. It is the lighter moments on the album that really shine, though, like the gentle warmth of the optimistic “Sun” and “Happy Birthday,” a jangly pop rocker. The band also takes a stab at Thin Lizzy’s “It’s Only Money.” Free shows a considerable amount of growth in both the songwriting and playing of their debut and makes it a worthwhile follow-up.

01. God Is A Bullet
02. Run Run Run
03. It’s Only Money
04. Help Me
05. Sun
06. Roses Grow
07. Scene Of A Perfect Crime
08. Happy Birthday
09. Little Conversations
10. Carry Me Away

Produced by Concrete Blonde
Digitally remastered


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