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Freur

Inquiries and discussions about new wave artists and what happened to them.

Freur

Postby dial35 » Wed Apr 02, 2003 5:45 pm

What ever happened to Freur? Doot Doot is a great song!

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Postby MikeP » Thu Apr 03, 2003 5:39 am

dial35,

Freur released a rare 2nd album [i]Get Us Out of Here[/i] that was totally ignored. Are you aware of Underworld? Two of the key members of Freur -- Karl Hyde and Rick Smith -- went on to form Underworld in the late 80's. They virtually reinvent
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Postby hm3093 » Thu Apr 03, 2003 1:11 pm

I will have to look for Underworld; never picked up Freur's 1st album, never mind their second.<p>

How close was the 80's version of Underworld to Freur?
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Postby MikeP » Fri Apr 04, 2003 5:29 am

The late 80's Underworld (e.g., [i]Underneath the Radar[/i], [i]Change the Weather[/i]) was nearly a logical progression of Freur's sound (I recall "Glory Glory" being played on college radio), but both of these albums were critically panned. Their electr
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Postby Spaz » Sun Apr 06, 2003 9:26 am

Actually, the first UNDERWORLD album from the late '80s (produced by Ruper Hine, I believe) was the same band line up as Freur, just under a new name and new direction. By the 2nd late '80s Underworld album, two members had drifted off. By the time of t
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Postby EchoBeach » Thu Apr 10, 2003 6:32 pm

Wasn't a member (or members) killed in a plane accident before Underworld???

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Postby stillcool » Tue Apr 29, 2003 10:24 am

The UK version of the first album by Freur has on it 2 12'' mixes as bonus tracks if you bought it on tape (I did) 'Doot Doot' and 'Matters Of The Heart' this was re-issued here in about 1996 with the same extra tracks. Also in many publications at the t
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Postby sheenaiz » Thu Jul 03, 2003 2:20 am

There are 2 versions of the Freur album Doot Doot available on CD. The Sony version has the 12" mixes mentioned above. The Oglio version has a couple of mixes from later on which really should be extras on the second album "Get us out of here".

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Postby proufo » Thu Jul 03, 2003 10:20 am

And weren't they Fortran 5 in between Freur and Underworld?
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Postby stillcool » Sat Jul 26, 2003 2:03 am

No I don't think so. Rick Smith & Karl Hyde were in a synthpop band called "The Screen Gems" in '87 between Freur and Underworld but I don't think they recorded anything.
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Postby proufo » Sat Jul 26, 2003 8:54 am

Sorry; I was confusing them with I Start Counting! duh!
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