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by Freelance Johnson

Songs about their everyday life in California; surfing, partying and chasing women.
Genre: Rock: Surf Rock
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1. Thedopestopus
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2. Freelance Johnson
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3. Phat Ozzy
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4. Tortured Artist
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5. Freelance Johnson
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6. Light On the Corner
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7. High
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8. Bassolo
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9. When I...
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10. Down July
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11. Stolen El Camino
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12. Conspicuous
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13. My Bong
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14. Punch Back Whiner
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15. Phreakmagnet
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Album Notes
The CD "Dopest Opus" has attitude. An attitude that is everything surf culture embraces. To Freelance Johnson what really matters is the next big wave, bong hits and beautiful girls. Their lead singer "Crash" is an avid surfer who can be frequently found at the breakwater at Venice Beach, California riding the big waves. Their sound is not reminiscent of the traditional twangy guitar surf music of the 1960's, but rather a reflection of the modern surf movement. The ideals of this new movement are reflected on track #2 "Kali4na" where Crash sings "I gotta worn ya, this is California", a song that expresses surfers' territorial rights to the best waves and at the same time their frustration with the increasing pollution of the ocean's water. The incredible rock' in guitar work of Crash is unmatched as the band shows it's sensitive side on track #4 entitled "Tortured Artist". The funky bass playing of "Matt" is reminiscent of early Fishbone and the listener is given a clear taste on track #8 entitled "Bass Solo". The drummer Ryan a true artist lays down relentless groves that are consistent as the ocean's waves.

The band got it's name from the famous surfing scene from the movie "Apocalypse Now". In the scene, Colonel Kilgore (Robert Duvall) commands a California surfing champion named Lance Johnson into the waves even as the enemy continues to shell the beach. In one way, this band is a lot like Lance Johnson from the movie, in that they will stop short of nothing in order to play their infectious music and ride the next big ocean swell.


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When i ordered this CD, i wasn't entirely sure what to expect (after all, i had only listened to the available samples)- but was left surprised with what i thought was a good album, with an eclectic mix of styles that moulded quite well! Others should definitly check this out!

Mike from Kentucky

Cali-Surf Music that Rocks!!!
This band is really an eclectic mix of Rock,Punk,Reggae,and
Roots Rock. This album really gives you a taste of California. Lovers of heavy Punk sounds with a Rock Reggae groove this ones for you. If this band continues to focus on the Reggae side of their music they will go far.
Very interesting music that grows on you with each listen.
Give this band a listen and you will be glad you did.

Doktur Whazizname

Smoke 'em If you've got 'em, othewise Shut up 'n play yer guitar!
Whew! Headrush!...

This is the most "fun", "Groovy", yet expertly crafted "set of songs about nothing in particular" that I have yet encountered.

I saw just a few chords of "My Bong" on TV,... and I was hooked (pun intended).

15 out of 10 stars!!!