Kathy Freeman with Brian Damage | It's My Life- Berlin Mix

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It's My Life- Berlin Mix

by Kathy Freeman with Brian Damage

Track one - Industrial strength cover of the legendary Crushed Butler pre-punk classic. Track two - lazy n spacey with earworm guitar hook lines.
Genre: Rock: Hard Rock
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THIS RECORDING IS AN EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL RELEASE*

It’s my Life - Berlin Mix /Twenty Five Years
Kathy Freeman: vocals, guitars, bass
Brian Damage: drums

Kathy Freeman: vocals, guitars, bass
Brian Damage: drums



IN BRIEF……
In a pre- CD era this storming cover of Crushed Butler’s “It’s My Life” would have been perfect on a 7 inch single as killer A-side, with “25 Years From Now” as the mellower, melodic B-Side. But lets not get sentimental. Just download both tracks from Apple I Tunes, turn up the sound system, forget the dayjob, and experience a small but priceless jewel of rock’n’roll history.

READ ON AND FIND OUT…..
in 1981 UK punk band the Accelerators broke up after 4 years and over 400 gigs in one of the most explosive eras of rock music. Guitarist Kathy Freeman penned the prophetically named “25 Years From Now”’ about her feelings on the split.

The song lay dormant until Kathy (by then based in Berlin) realised almost 25 years HAD gone by. She persuaded ex-Accelerators drummer and lifelong friend Brian Damage to pick up his sticks again for a reunion recording of “25 years From Now”, in 2006. The recording would be at Bill Leach’s analogue studios near Liverpool. Kathy decided to also record underground cult classic “It’s my Life” (cut live by seminal pre-punk band Crushed Butler in 1969 and recently re-released ) Besides kicking serious ass, the lyrics resonated strongly, and the drumming seemed custom made for Mr Damage.

Despite no rehearsals for 25 years, both songs came out rocking, and with their own powerful identity, further enhanced by a second mix from Kathy’s music partner Rob Raw in Studio 88, Berlin.

Then a chance meeting with former Crushed Butler member and beat luminary Darryl Read led to him hearing - and digging - the Freeman/Damage cover of “It’s My Life”. He promptly had it uploaded onto Crushed Butler’s official MySpace site and proposed wider distribution….


*THIS RECORDING DOESN’T EXIST AS A PHYSICAL CD AT THIS TIME.


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