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Released in 2016, I’m A Freak Baby – Grapefruit’s 3-CD overview of the UK’s late Sixties/early Seventies nascent hard rock/proto-metal scene – received rapturous acclaim from pundits and punters alike, with The Guardian’s “grim, grey and glorious” summary succinctly capturing the general response to the set.

Three years later, the woodwork squeaks and out come the freaks again. And, like all good follow-ups, I’m A Freak 2 Baby expands upon the original while simultaneously tightening the stylistic mesh.

In addition to further selections from some of the subterranean stars of the first volume (Iron Claw, the semi-housetrained Stack Waddy, the even more semi-housetrained Wicked Lady), we feature many of the genre’s pioneers, with key tracks from The Jeff Beck Group, Edgar Broughton Band, Atomic Rooster and High Tide.

Our scope ranges from Top Five hit singles (Love Sculpture’s manic, heavily influential ‘Sabre Dance’ and the original brass-free demo version of The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown’s gothic masterpiece ‘Fire’) to a clutch of bands (Thor, Tonge, Tarsus and several others) that were active during our timeframe but didn’t get beyond locally-recorded demos. We also feature tracks from some of the rarest albums of the era (Red Dirt, Leaf Hound, Dogfeet, Bodkin, Human Beast, Astral Navigations etc).

During our journey, we stumble across Sabbath acolytes, Zeppelin wannabes, musicians’ cooperatives, future legends, Satanism, shamanism, sham-Satanism, industrial-strength levels of reassuringly non-PC attitude and more cowbell than any sane individual could reasonably tolerate.

Boasting a lavish 40-page booklet full of rare photos and memorabilia from the era, many recordings making their first appearance on CD and several cuts gaining their first-ever release in any format, I’m A Freak 2 Baby is another essential addition to Grapefruit’s ever- increasing catalogue of UK late Sixties/early Seventies genre anthologies.

DISC ONE:

1. GUTS – Budgie
2. SHAPES OF THINGS – Jeff Beck
3. RUN THE NIGHT – Wicked Lady
4. THE MAN WHO PAINTS THE PICTURES – Stray
5. ROSIE – Slowload *
6. TURKISH TRAM CONDUCTOR BLUES – The Move
7. CHOCOLATE PIANO – Orang-Utan
8. CLAWSTROPHOBIA – Iron Claw
9. PLASTIC MAN – Bodkin
10. LET’S ALL WATCH THE SKY FALL DOWN – Andromeda
11. MOTHER GREASE THE CAT – Ancient Grease
12. ROSALYN – Stack Waddy
13. HORSE – Sam Gopal
14. SABRE DANCE – Love Sculpture
15. DOG MAN – Monument
16. FREELANCE FIEND – Leaf Hound
17. LOUD GREEN SONG – Patto
18. WINTER OF MY LOVE – Sam Apple Pie

* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

DISC TWO:

1. WOMAN FOR SALE – Tear Gas
2. DEATH WALKS BEHIND YOU – Atomic Rooster
3. APACHE DROP OUT – Edgar Broughton Band
4. TURN ON, OR TURN ME DOWN – N.S.U.
5. BRAIN WORKER – Red Dirt
6. EARLY IN SPRING – The Rats
7. SOMEWHERE TO GO – The Deviants
8. ARMAGEDDON – Dogfeet
9. DOWN AND OUT – Pluto
10. BRUSH WITH THE MIDNIGHT BUTTERFLY – The Human Beast
11. R.C.8. (DEMO VERSION) – Dark
12. WAIT A WHILE – Purple Haze
13. DAZE – Three Man Army
14. OLD FATHER TIME – Tonge *
15. ASHEN BESHER – Mouse
16. FUSSING AND FIGHTING – Sunday
17. GOING DOWN – Freedom

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DISC THREE:

1. FUTILIST’S LAMENT – High Tide
2. YESTERDAY – Lightyears Away
3. WOMAN – Samuel Prody
4. CONFUSION – Eugene Carnan
5. SO LONG I’M MOVING ON – Hard Horse
6. FIRE! (DEMO VERSION) – The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown
7. EARLY MORNING SUN – Tarsus *
8. IS THERE ANY DOUBT?– Natural Gas *
9. BACK IN TIME – Warhorse
10. NAME OF THE GAME – Little Big Horn
11. SINISTER MINISTER – Bullet
12. I NEED SOMEONE – Frozen Tear *
13. THE NYMPH – Sardonicus
14. HOOCHIE COOCHIE MAN – 9.30 Fly *
15. SOMEONE’S BEEN AT MY WOMAN – Clark-Hutchinson
16. BIG JIM SALTER – Stone The Crows
17. PARANOID – Thor *
18. LUCIFER CORPUS – Writing On The Wall

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DISC ONE:

1. GUTS - Budgie
2. SHAPES OF THINGS – Jeff Beck
3. RUN THE NIGHT – Wicked Lady
4. THE MAN WHO PAINTS THE PICTURES - Stray
5. ROSIE – Slowload *
6. TURKISH TRAM CONDUCTOR BLUES – The Move
7. CHOCOLATE PIANO – Orang-Utan
8. CLAWSTROPHOBIA – Iron Claw
9. PLASTIC MAN - Bodkin
10. LET’S ALL WATCH THE SKY FALL DOWN - Andromeda
11. MOTHER GREASE THE CAT - Ancient Grease
12. ROSALYN - Stack Waddy
13. HORSE – Sam Gopal
14. SABRE DANCE – Love Sculpture
15. DOG MAN - Monument
16. FREELANCE FIEND – Leaf Hound
17. LOUD GREEN SONG - Patto
18. WINTER OF MY LOVE - Sam Apple Pie

* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

DISC TWO:

1. WOMAN FOR SALE - Tear Gas
2. DEATH WALKS BEHIND YOU - Atomic Rooster
3. APACHE DROP OUT – Edgar Broughton Band
4. TURN ON, OR TURN ME DOWN - N.S.U.
5. BRAIN WORKER - Red Dirt
6. EARLY IN SPRING – The Rats
7. SOMEWHERE TO GO – The Deviants
8. ARMAGEDDON - Dogfeet
9. DOWN AND OUT - Pluto
10. BRUSH WITH THE MIDNIGHT BUTTERFLY – The Human Beast
11. R.C.8. (DEMO VERSION) - Dark
12. WAIT A WHILE – Purple Haze
13. DAZE - Three Man Army
14. OLD FATHER TIME – Tonge *
15. ASHEN BESHER - Mouse
16. FUSSING AND FIGHTING - Sunday
17. GOING DOWN - Freedom

* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

DISC THREE:

1. FUTILIST’S LAMENT – High Tide
2. YESTERDAY - Lightyears Away
3. WOMAN - Samuel Prody
4. CONFUSION - Eugene Carnan
5. SO LONG I’M MOVING ON – Hard Horse
6. FIRE! (DEMO VERSION) – The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown
7. EARLY MORNING SUN – Tarsus *
8. IS THERE ANY DOUBT?– Natural Gas *
9. BACK IN TIME - Warhorse
10. NAME OF THE GAME – Little Big Horn
11. SINISTER MINISTER - Bullet
12. I NEED SOMEONE – Frozen Tear *
13. THE NYMPH - Sardonicus
14. HOOCHIE COOCHIE MAN - 9.30 Fly *
15. SOMEONE’S BEEN AT MY WOMAN - Clark-Hutchinson
16. BIG JIM SALTER – Stone The Crows
17. PARANOID – Thor *
18. LUCIFER CORPUS – Writing On The Wall

* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

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