Sharks were an English hard-rock band that released the 1973–74 Island albums First Water and Jab It in Yore Eye. Guitarist Chris Spedding formed the band with ex-Free bassist Andy Fraser, who went solo after the first album. Singer Steve Parsons later joined Baker Gurvitz Army and recorded under the moniker Snips. Members: Andy Fraser […]

Free – Heartbreaker (1973)

Heartbreaker is the sixth and final studio album by English hard-rock band Free, released in 1973 on Island. Tracklist: A1. “Wishing Well” (3:43) A2. “Come Together in the Morning” (4:43) A3. “Travellin in Style” (4:02) A4. “Heartbreaker” (6:15) B1. “Muddy Water” (4:18) B2. “Common Mortal Man” (4:10) B3. “Easy on My Soul” (3:47) B4. “Seven […]

Free – Free (1969)

Free is the second album by the namesake English blues-rock/hard-rock band, released in October 1969 on Island. Tracklist: A1. “I’ll Be Creepin’” (3:15)* A2. “Songs of Yesterday” (3:31) A3. “Lying in the Sunshine” (4:02) A4. “Trouble on Double Time” (3:34) A5. “Mouthful of Grass” (3:36) B1. “Woman” (3:45) B2. “Free Me” (5:37) B3. “Broad Daylight” […]

Free – Tons of Sobs (1969)

Tons of Sobs is the debut album by English blues-rock/hard-rock band Free, released in March 1969 on Island. Tracklist: A1. “Over the Green Hills Pt. I” (1:01) A2. “Worry” (3:25) A3. “Walk in My Shadow” (3:20) A4. “Wild Indian Woman” (3:19) A5. “Goin’ Down Slow” (8:08) B1. “I’m a Mover” (2:49) B2. “The Hunter” (4:11) […]

Free – Fire and Water (1970)

Fire and Water is the third album by English hard-rock band Free, released in June 1970 on Island. “Heavy Load” – somber unaccompanied piano in Em (roots and fifths) D and back, drumroll…. Kirk and Fraser enter as Rodgers commences slow, depressive (yet full) delivery of lyrics about lost dreams/dissapoinment/futility of life/fatigue/dissolutionment/reflection (a young idealist […]

Free ‎– Highway (1970)

Highway is the fourth album by English hard-rock band Free, released in December 1970 on Island. Tracklist: A1. “The Highway Song” (4:14) A2. “The Stealer” (3:14) A3. “On My Way” (4:04) A4. “Be My Friend” (5:45) B1. “Sunny Day” (3:07) B2. “Ride on a Pony” (4:17) B3. “Love You So” (4:53) B4. “Bodie” (3:04) B5. […]

John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers

John Mayall is an English guitarist and bandleader who led multiple lineups of the Bluesbreakers. They released four albums between 1966 and 1968 on Decca. The Bluesbreakers served as a launch pad for members of Cream, Fleetwood Mac, Colosseum, and Mark–Almond. Members: John Mayall (vocals, organ, piano, harmonica, guitar), John McVie (bass, 1963-65, 1965-67), Bernie […]

Andy Fraser

Andy Fraser (July 3, 1952 — March 16, 2015) was an English bassist and songwriter who rose to prominence as one-fourth of hard-rockers Free, releasing five studio albums with the band between 1969 and 1972. Immediately thereafter, he appeared on the first of two albums by hard-rockers Sharks. In 1975, Fraser released two albums on […]