- 7 years ago
About the show
Playing tracks by
Les Fleur De Lys, The Loot, The Answers, Paul & Ritchie & The Cryin' Shames, Wimple Winch and more.
In 2003 our "web bulletin" MilanoMods published the scans of a top 30 freakbeat** chart compiled by the genre creator Phil Smee (originally for the magazine "Mojo Collections").
I played already a special on MRUK with abt 20 tracks, but this is the first time for the whole top 30, starting from n.30 up to the n.1. The scans and comment are still available here : http://blogs.myspace.com/milanomods
[**The term "freakbeat" was invented in the 1980s by the music journalist Phil Smee, to retroactively describe a music style, a missing link between the early to mid-1960s MOD R&B scene and the psychedelic rock and progressive rock genres that emerged in the late-1960s, it peaked between 1966 and 1967. Elements of the freakbeat sound include strong direct drum beats, loud and frenzied guitar riffs, and extreme effects such as: fuzztone, flanging, distortion and compression or phasing on the vocal or drum tracks (wiki)]