Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Freddie & Dreamers|
Very Best of
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
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All about FUN!
Andre M. | Mt. Pleasant, SC United States | 05/07/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"COME ON NOW! All you blue-nosed critics who are putting down Freddie Garrity and co. need to LIGHTEN UP! This music is about having FUN! When Freddie "Did the Freddie" on Shindig, Hullaballo, Ed Sullivan, etc. it was all about LAUGHS and having a GOOD TIME. Yes, it's so OUTRAGEOUSLY stupid that it's good. I would recommend that you rent a video of Freddie and co. on Shindig doing their outrageous dances before you listen to this, so that you'll REALLY be in on the joke. "I'm Telling You Now," it's time to "Do The Freddie.""
The best of the Clown Prince of the British Pop Invasion
Lawrance M. Bernabo | The Zenith City, Duluth, Minnesota | 01/01/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I could make a comment about how "The Very Best of Freddie & The Dreamers" has less tracks than "The Best of Freddie & The Dreamers," but who wants to take a shot at Freddie? Yes, it was hard to take Freddie & The Dreamers seriously simply because they were pretty much the self-appointed clowns of the British Invasion, just along for the ride with no desire or pretensions of making anything other than pop music. No messages here, just fun and laughs, probably best represented by the song "If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody" and, of course, the group's infamous appearances on American television with "Do the Freddie." Freddie, as you might remember, was Freddie Garrity, who moved from skiffle groups to rock 'n' roll in the early Sixties, adopting the Merseybeat sound when the Beatles led the British Invasion of America. Freddie & The Dreamers, like many of the Merseybeat groups, were more successful in England than there were in the United States, although the group did have their only #1 hit, "I'm Telling You" on this side of the pond. "You Were Meant For Me" and "How About Trying Your Luck With Me" are probably the best other pair of tracks on the album. More pop than rock to be sure, but then somebody needed to balance Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones in the eyes of American parents, and Freddie and The Dreamers certainly fit the bill in that respect. However, the best reason to pick up a Freddie and The Dreamers collection is because they are still quite representative of the Merseybeat sound that the early Beatles epitomized and which still resonates with those of us who remember the British Invasion, which came in the wake of JFK's assassination, with special fondness."
Freddie Shall Be Our New God!
Procopio Palacios | Hacienda Hts, Ca United States | 04/28/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Freddie is the God of the British Invasion. He was a musical Genius and a wonderful performer that took America by storm in an orgy of light hearted and semi-geeky songs. He truly was a great man and deserves more recognition. I strongly urge all good citizens to listen to his music and sport this man. His songs will lead the into a new golden age of music if he makes a comeback..."