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FREEZE FRAME

Godley & Creme

 

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3.33 | 29 ratings

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DrömmarenAdrian
3 stars It is time for me to say something about Kevin Godley & Lol Creme's third album "Freeze Frame" which was released the year of 1979, thirty-six years ago. It is the third album in three years so the couple was very productive. They also changed their style a bit all the time. "Consequences" wasn't like 10cc, "L" wasn't like "Concequences" and "Freeze Frame" isn't like "L". The cover is more aesthetic than before with two bodies in a bathroom and very interesting tones on the colours. The album is some minutes longer than "L" and beside Godley & Creme the album features Phil Manzanera on three songs and Paul McCartney on choir on the last track.

The album surely has its lovely parts. It feels like the band here became more experimental again and tried to once again expand the pop music standard out of its limits. The biggest difference from "L" in my opinion is that the sound feels more electronic and less authentic. It feels programmed and computerized. In my opinion that wasn't a desireble development . Godley & Creme experiment a lot with instruments and vocals and here they were quite a long distance from the most famous hits of 10cc. The result is yet praiseworthy. The vocal harmonies on many tracks and the msuicality is high. "Get well soon"(8/10) is my favourite from this album and "An Englishman in New York"(7/10), "Random Brainwave"(7/10), the weird sounding "I Pity Inanimate Objects"(7/10) and "Freeze Frame"(7/10) are also amongst the more interesting parts. The whole album is still good and I would recommend it. It has a very intelligent sound that wasn't usual in the late seventies and the early eighties.

My rating ends at 3.38 which makes this a solid and good record, but still not one of those I would pick as an example of the best prog rock, which I could have done with "L" or some of the best 10cc albums. Now I look forward to hear how 10cc could sound in the early eighties.

Best track: Get well soon

DrömmarenAdrian | 3/5 |

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