Freebass - Two Worlds Collide (CD)
Release Date: 08/10/10
Three bass players (New Order/Joy Division, The Smiths & The Stone Roses) team with guest vocalists for an All-Star EP.
Born of Manchester bass legends Peter Hook, Andy Rourke & Gary Mounfield, FreeBass had a long gestation process. The right lead singer was hard to pick, so they asked their famous friends to contribute with Howard Marks, Tim Burgess (Charlatans UK) and Pete Wylie (The Mighty Wah!) responding to the call. Burgess' track, 'You Don't Know (This About Me)' is a melodically epic tune with a bass line recalling New Order's single 'Ceremony' surrounding Tim's voice. On 'The Milky Way Is Our Playground,' Wylie takes vocal duties on an anthemic journey into euphoric space rock, reflecting on the universe with his star-struck cerebral lyrics. Howard Marks AKA raconteur & beatnik Mr. Nice, delivers a sterling monologue on 'Dark Starr,' a grungy piece of rock & roll mischief. Finally 'Live Tomorrow You Go Down,' finds Hooky growling his way through a pulsating dance track whose raved-up bass line, crunching beats & Giorgio Moroder-esque electro flourishes closes the EP with a punkish techno vibe.
|Label: HACIENDA RECORDS UK|
|Run Time: 23:42 mins|