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tom_ledzep
01-02-2006, 09:49 AM
i cant believe there is not already a Free thread on the CR forum, they are so underrated. discuss everything about Free here.

Hexodrome
01-02-2006, 10:03 AM
well consisdering i picked up Free album "Free Story" in the bargain bin at virgin megastore for 1 they are very underrated. Not to mention the fact that All right now is an anthem...

young_is_god
01-02-2006, 10:05 AM
paul kossof, ledgend


and i probably spelt his name wrong!

master
01-02-2006, 11:52 AM
A lot of people here know Bad Company, and it's pretty much the same band, isn't it?

guywithaguitar1
01-02-2006, 12:31 PM
Same singer so yeah kind of

Still Life
01-02-2006, 03:58 PM
All I know is I love the song Fire and Water. Amazing

Not to mention quite a few other ones. Solid band.

And if it was the same singer in Free and Bad Co. which of them was first? I don't know too much about either band

Hanzi_G
01-02-2006, 04:03 PM
Alright Now is the only song I've heard by them. It's a good tune.

FreddieMercury
01-02-2006, 04:04 PM
what was band called with paul rodgers and jimmy page?

onenakfaplease
01-02-2006, 04:21 PM
fire and water is one of the best blues rock albums of all time. jimminy cricket, just listend to "oh i wept," "heavy load," "fire and water," or any of the other tracks.

aw yeah.

misfits385
01-02-2006, 04:37 PM
paul kossof, ledgend


and i probably spelt his name wrong!

You spelt legend wrong.

Encore_God
01-02-2006, 06:36 PM
I'm probably the biggest Kossoff fan on here. Free are an awesome band. Mouthful of Grass alone is better than anything Led Zeppelin ever did. Free are the better Zep. True story.

Bad Company were the 70's pop rock cash cow that financially sorted Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke for life.

coldethyl
01-02-2006, 08:50 PM
"Fire and Water" is my favourite Free album!

Wishing Well is my favourite Free song!

Paul Kossoff was a good guitarist and it's a shame he's no longer around.

tom_ledzep
01-03-2006, 07:33 AM
I'm probably the biggest Kossoff fan on here. Free are an awesome band. Mouthful of Grass alone is better than anything Led Zeppelin ever did. Free are the better Zep. True story.

Bad Company were the 70's pop rock cash cow that financially sorted Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke for life.

i have to agree with you there, in some ways free were better than zeppelin but in other ways they were not. just take a listen to 'be my friend' on Free live, its total and utter genius.

Lama
01-03-2006, 11:05 AM
Free are absolute legends. Paul Kossof is a genious with his guitar and Paul Rodgers is a lyrical genious. I still need to see his tour with Queen. I am trying desperately to get my hands on their work, I managed to d/l a few songs but they're hard to find.

tom_ledzep
01-03-2006, 01:05 PM
yeah i tried downloading some Free but i could not find any. paul kossoff has the most amazing vibrato, the nicest i have ever heard.

Captain
01-03-2006, 02:47 PM
what was band called with paul rodgers and jimmy page?

Yeah, The Firm.

zxZoSoxz
01-03-2006, 03:58 PM
sahgdfhasgfgasjhfgsauf!
No Free isn't the same thing as Bad Company!
Free > Bad Company by far.
Paul Kossoff is godly.

Tons of Sobs is really good... along with everything else.

tom_ledzep
01-04-2006, 06:45 AM
has anyone here got Free live-its such an amazing album. listen to Be My Friend and you will see what i mean.

Encore_God
01-04-2006, 07:10 AM
sahgdfhasgfgasjhfgsauf!
No Free isn't the same thing as Bad Company!
Free > Bad Company by far.
Paul Kossoff is godly.

Tons of Sobs is really good... along with everything else.

:cheers: I agree with you more than any other UG'er.

I'd recommend that the American folk in here try and find some more Free stuff other than Fire and Water. It's a great album, but by no means their best. Still, Free seem to have more compilation CD's than any other band I've ever seen, so pick up 'Chronicles' or 'Molten Gold: The Anthology' and be amazed, y'all. :cool:

RandyVanHendrix
01-04-2006, 11:21 AM
Please don't flame me but all I've heard is All Right Now. Is there other stuff as good as that song?

master
01-04-2006, 08:19 PM
Come together is the morning an incredible song by 'em.

Encore_God
01-04-2006, 08:28 PM
Come together is the morning an incredible song by 'em.

GOD yes. Koss' guitar work in that song makes me shiver. You can hear the man crying out for help, and it sounds like he's being totally ignored, or treated as a lost cause who's already dead. You can hear it in Rodgers' voice.

One of the most brutally real tracks I've ever heard.

tom_ledzep
01-05-2006, 10:50 AM
koss' guitar playing is just raw emotion, nothing else can describe it. i wish he hadent died so early on in his life...........he could have done so much more amazing stuff.

TheHeartbreaker
01-05-2006, 03:49 PM
i cant believe there is not already a Free thread on the CR forum, they are so underrated. discuss everything about Free here.

There's not? ****, I love this band. SO underrated. I mean everyone's heard All Right Now, but they got so much great stuff. I really love Fire and Water and their live The Hunter is ****ing sweet. :headbang:

tom_ledzep
01-06-2006, 10:18 AM
yeah fire and water is sweet. have you heard 'be my friend'?

pe3
01-06-2006, 02:46 PM
Free Is better than Bad Company for sure. Some of their stuff is even better than All right now. But if you don't like more subtle rock you may not like it that much... They seem to me as a great cross between soul and heavy blues rock. Anyway
Free
Fire and Water
Free live
are their best albums and a clear showcase of Kossoff's guitarplaying briliance. BTW, does
anyone else think the Bad company guitarist Mick Ralphs ripped off Kossoff's playing a lot or is it just me?

P.B.
01-06-2006, 04:50 PM
i always thought that free only laid down one album, i just read thier career bio and i'm going to have to investigate thier music further.

Encore_God
01-06-2006, 10:10 PM
BTW, does
anyone else think the Bad company guitarist Mick Ralphs ripped off Kossoff's playing a lot or is it just me?

Everyone took something from Koss' bag of tricks. More than a few people borrowed stuff from Paul Rodgers' vocal phrasing as well.

tom_ledzep
01-08-2006, 05:29 AM
is it just me or do Free sound really similar to the allman brothers band?

coldethyl
01-11-2006, 08:36 AM
Anyone know of a DVD available with Free in concert or anything with Free for that matter?

tom_ledzep
01-11-2006, 10:20 AM
i have looked for a free dvd but there does not seem to be one. pity really as free were a really good live band.

white_strat_dlx
10-02-2006, 10:20 PM
theres a free dvd out now.... its called "free forever" ive got it and its AWSOME. its got all the isle of wight, vid clips . and doing thieir thing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJofqEU0ilA

Dog Eat Dog
10-03-2006, 01:40 AM
W00T a Free thread

I ****in Love this band Kossof is a fantastic guitarist. Paul Rodgers is one of my favourite Vocalists, the whole band is really talented "Little bit of Love" is a great song as is "Be my friend" Too bad Kossof had to die so young. :sad:

Resiliance
10-03-2006, 03:44 AM
Free is sweet.

get-born
10-03-2006, 06:17 AM
I like them a lot, Paul Rodgers has still got it and Kossof is a great guitarist...

greggybhoy
10-03-2006, 07:32 AM
I haven't seen much Free film footage, YouTube might be a good start. I do have them playing All Right Now on the IOW DVD. They are well minced and play the song a wee bit different from the studio version but it's still kick ass. One of my favourit Free songs is Mr Big.

Paul Rodgers still cuts the mustard singing for Queen. I have the DVD. No one could replace Freddie Mercury but Rodgers brings a whole new dimension to Queen, and they even play a few Free classics. Worth buying.

Agga
10-03-2006, 01:19 PM
Its really good to see other free fans i thought i was one of few! Got a few albums and favorite song is Fire and water but do like Get were I belong

Kadaj
10-03-2006, 01:40 PM
I love Free.


I'm gutted tickets to see Paul Rodgers were sold out last saturday :(.

claptonfan55
10-03-2006, 08:10 PM
Free was and is an awesome band. Paul Rodgers, Paul Kossoff, Andy Fraser, and Simon Kirke really knew how to throw down some kickass grooves!

TheHeartbreaker
10-03-2006, 08:14 PM
I like them a lot, Paul Rodgers has still got it and Kossof is a great guitarist...

Was. :sad:

What's everyone's favorite album by these guys?

I really love Fire and Water, especially "Oh I Wept", but Heartbreaker is also a great album, though Kossof wasn't on much of it.

white_strat_dlx
10-03-2006, 09:06 PM
i like tons of sobs, fire nd water

my fav song is im a mover, mr big

and i reccomend buying the "free forever" dvd!!

master
10-03-2006, 10:42 PM
their live album is awesome.

white_strat_dlx
10-04-2006, 07:26 PM
i prefer their live stuff to their studio versions...

white_strat_dlx
10-05-2006, 04:18 AM
so is there any one else here who loves free?