Songs and records I like that I think people should hear.
Monday, 13 July 2009
Freewill - Sun Return
For some reason this record never got an official release. Wishingwell Records had planned to release it, and there are a few test presses doing the rounds, but for reasons I cannot remember anymore it never saw the light of day until the infamous German rip off label Lost & Found saw fit to release it sometime in the mid 90s. Around the same time, in fact, that the band actually took the original tapes for the album and re-recorded the vocals and the bass tracks with a new bass player and released a vastly inferior version of the album under the name Stone Telling. Confused?
This is the definitive version of the album - it's total, total Dag Nasty worship. If this had been released after 'Field Day' with the name Dag Nasty on it they would've gotten away with it - it is that blatant. But it's a straight edge hardcore record, where things like originality and innovation do not exist. And the tunes are actually, really fucking good. Freewill - Sun Return (Wishingwell Records)
1. Almost Again 2. For Times 3. I Can't Stand To See You 4. Disappear Here 5. Always 6. Every Breath 7. Easy 8. Shine 9. Reach 10. Nothing Lasts