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Thursday, 7 June 2018

The Freeks “Crazy World” 2018 US Psych,Stoner,Garage with Ruben Romano (ex- Fu Manchu & Nebula)


The Freeks “Crazy World” 2018 US Psych,Stoner,Garage with Ruben Romano (ex- Fu Manchu &  Nebula)  
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Los Angeles band, THE FREEKS, know that as the Earth revolves the sun and the Universe infinitely expands, it must be shared with as many different kinds of life as there are stars. A bold statement coming from a bunch of FREEKS. This is not a new concept, however, an ever recurring one dating back to Ezekiel’s biblical account to even further back with evidence from ancient Egypt and Mayan times. After 4,000 years the theory continues strong as we enter 2018. 

THE FREEKS also enter 2018 with the completion of “CRAZY WORLD”, their fourth full length “LP” and second release for Italian based HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS RECORDS. A studio record with eight songs that take you on a psychedelic journey from hidden moonlit distilleries all the way up to the Mothership and back down to Mother Earth. It could have happened in 2700 BC and it’s definitely happening again now as THE FREEKS continue to ferment their ethanol infused fuzz rock, bead their songwriting to reflect a heavier content and extract added amounts of psychoactive chemicals from the minds of their listeners. 

RUBEN ROMANO (founding member of Fu Manchu and Nebula) returns at the helm supported by BOB LEE on drums (Claw Hammer, Mike Watt), ESTEBAN CHAVEZ on Keys, JONATHAN HALL on Guitar (Backbiter) and introducing the latest Freek on Bass, RAY PILLER (Biblical Proof of U.F.O.’s). “Crazy World” also features some amazing musical guests that add to the insanity and continue THE FREEKS “All Are Welcome” legacy. It has ripping guitar leads by RAY HANSON (from legendary THEE HYPNOTICS), added keys and synth from returning Freek alumni GLENN SLATER (The Walkabouts and Wellwater Conspiracy), added bass lines by “CRAZY WORLD” producer RAINER FRAENKEL (The Miracle Mongers) plus backing vocals by singer/model SARA LOERA ….~


Ruben Romano has a rock and roll pedigree that can stand alongside the very best. As a founding member of both Fu Manchu and Nebula (let that sink in for a second, why don’tcha?), Romano helped draw up the plans and build the framework that stoner rock hangs on to this very day. He’s spent the last decade-plus as frontman and guiding force for L.A. based psych-rockers The Freeks, piloting their trips-‘n’-riffs-fueled funny car further and further into the cosmic realm; their newest dispatch Crazy World (released via the ever-reliable Heavy Psych Sounds) is the sound of the band-in-residency at the Garage at the Edge of the Universe, a jubilantly strident “Fuck You” in the face of oblivion.
In one way or another, things on Crazy World are in a near-constant state of revved up, with the ELO-meets-MC5 blastoff “American Lightning” jump-starting the album with a pounding rhythm, an insistent riff, and Romano’s damn-near-perfect shredded-throat screech. “This is Love” is a horny glam-rock come-on that sounds a whole lot more like lust to me, while “Hypnotize My Heart” is a love song disguised as the theme to a biker exploitation movie; the vocal wanders near black-metal-snarl territory, and the key stabs on the chorus are straight from an intergalactic cop show from the 70’s. Esteban Chavez’s tasty piano work on “Easy Way Out” makes an already-spirited romp even more joyous; it sounds like the Mooney Suzuki covering something from Goat’s Head Soup. The brief excursion “Take 9” is a jazz/lounge reworking of Blue Öyster Cult’s “Subhuman” that serves as a sort of midpoint palette cleanser (albeit one liberally dosed with a mild hallucinogen). The album closes with a sort of sci-fi psych-stoner suite, the interstitial lysergic soundscape “Thank You, Mr. Downing” leading directly into the quiet-loud blaster “Chronic Abduction,” a fairly straightforward tale of getting really, really stoned and being spirited away by aliens on an epic interstellar journey, documented here in “Mothership to Mother Earth;” if “Kashmir” had been on Forever Changes, it would’ve sounded a lot like The Freeks do here. 

Packed to near-bursting with sonic textures and boisterous enthusiasm but never messy or confused, Crazy World is a glorious marriage of space and garage. All the performers play their parts to perfection, and the whole thing drips with a swaggery sweat that would probably make you trip balls if you got it on your tongue. With Crazy World, The Freeks have blessed us all with a half-hour party-down respite from the metaphysical and practical paranoia of a world teetering on the brink, one that’ll give your heart, your ass, and your third eye a vigorous and intoxicating workout….By Stone …..~ 




The Freeks are not necessarily chic, on the contrary, the former drummer of Fu Manchu Ruben Romano and his Formation practice a Psychedelic Stoner powerful and filthy and it is confirmed with this fourth Opus composed of 8 Titles that sound very Seventies . The only thing we can blame the Group is the very short duration of the album, just 30 minutes, for the rest, no complaints, the Freeks do not disappoint!…~ 



THE FREEKS are 
Ruben Romano – guitar/vocals 
Bob Lee – drums 
Esteban Chavez – keys 
Jonathan Hall – guitars 



TRACKLIST 
1. American Lightning 
2. This Is Love 
3. Easy Way Out 
4. Take 9 
5. Hypnotize My Heart 
6. Thank You Mr. Downing 
7. Chronic Abduction 
8. Mothership to Mother Earth 

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