#1
Am i the only one who thinks that Free is the best blues/rock band? I just saw this huge led zeppelin thread but where's the free thread?? free>led zepp by a lot
#2
free are awsome, but I do think they have a thread somewhere about.
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#3
Paul Kossoff was the king of finger vibrato. I love his playing on the live version of "The Hunter".

Paul Rodgers always seems to make any band he's in sound great, Free was no exception.

I also love "the Stealer" , anyway great band.
#4
They definitely have, or at least had a thread here, but it seems to have died.

I like Free, though I wouldn't say that they were the best Blues-Rock band.

They had some great songs, and a few great albums, but I feel as though they were somewhat unstable.

Paul Kossoff was a great guitarist, but it's sad he died so young.
#5
Gotta love some Free. I have their DVD, got it for Christmas, and it is so very rocking! Can't get enough...

Also discovered a band recently that is heavily influenced by them, yet has their own take on the style... if you haven't heard The Answer then I suggest giving them a listen...
#6
What I've heard of Free is cool as hell. What's that one about some young soldier? Can't remember it to search for the tab/video
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#7
Not THE best blues band ever, but they are defenatly amazing.
Paul Kossof's guitar work is one of my favorites, he has a finger vibrato as good as Angus Young's.
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#8
I bought Heartbreaker the other day, WOW, they're amazing.

Wishing Well is the best song ever.
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#9
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Also discovered a band recently that is heavily influenced by them, yet has their own take on the style... if you haven't heard The Answer then I suggest giving them a listen...
If I see you mention that band one more time I'm going to warn you.
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I bought Heartbreaker the other day, WOW, they're amazing.

Wishing Well is the best song ever.


Heartbreaker is a great album, though the production quality wasn't that great on it.

Paul Kossoff wasn't on the entire album either, but there were still many great songs.
#12
Free was and is a great band. Paul Rodgers is a great vocalist, Paul Kossoff was a sweet guitarist, Andy Fraser brought some crazy bass, and Simon Kirke played some great drums. They're one of my favorite British bands.
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#13
One of their great blues songs is Walk in my Shadow, the guitar playing is just stellar on that track. I also love their mellower, softer songs such as Oh I Wept, Moonshine and Be My Friend
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#14
Top Band! Give a listen to one of their earlier albums - "Tons of Sobs".
I was fortunate to win a ticket to attend the launch of their DVD with Fraser & Kirk in attendance and they kindly signed my copy of Fire & Water - priceless!
Didn't sound like PR was keen on getting back together with them but who knows now that Zep have done it.
#15
I love Free, it's a real shame about Kossoff dying so young - and seeing as Free never quite reached the same heights as the likes of Zeppelin, AC/DC etc, he's always overlooked as a guitarist and is very underrated, I'd say.

^ And to Free getting back together? Nooooo way Jose. I mean, Zeppelin was controversial enough but let's face it (it's a dodgy thing to say around these parts considering this is John Bonham we're talking about), but in any band replacing a drummer may be just about possible - but a new guitarist is a whole different story. Especially in a band where a lot of their music was guitar-oriented, and especially with a guitarist like Paul Kossoff.


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#17
I'm a fan of "Free Me"......gotta love that mesmerising bassline.
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#18
Yeah I love 'em Saw Paul Rodgers in Glasgow in 2006, he was freakin amazing, did a lot of Free stuff, which was nice

And the funny thing was, when they started playing The Hunter, people started screaming exactly like on the live record