FREEZE, THE: Rabid Reaction: LP

Who is one of the biggest Freeze fans you know? I say Schizophrenic Records because they are digging deep into their pockets to re-release another Freeze release on vinyl. If you have ever gone through the process of pressing a record, you definitely know it’s not cheap. It is even more expensive if you do multi-colored like this one I have in my hands, which is a green and red mix. So, this time around, they give a vinyl release of the second album which originally was released on Modern Method Records. It’s punk rock from Boston that was different from many of their contemporaries in the area. They didn’t embrace hardcore like so many bands did. They continued to play straight up with melody and more of a rocking vibe, like they were having fun, acting silly, and trying to give people a genuine good time. Listening now and not hearing these songs after many, many years, I can truly say these songs stood the test of time. This release should never go out of print so people from years to come get to hear this like Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Fear, or the Adolescents. It’s a great gateway release for someone getting into punk or just going back in history.

 –don (Schizophrenic)