Concrete Blonde ‎– Free - 1989 Alt Hard Rock - Original Canada LP

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Concrete Blonde ‎– Free

I.R.S. Records ‎– IRS-82001
Vinyl, LP, Album

Record is VG+ VG++ has some light wear (listen to our copy)

Cover is VG+ VG++ has a bend mark on the spine edge and light ringwear (see our pic)

Record comes in original printed inner sleeve VG+ VG++ has light wear

Alternative Rock


A1 God Is A Bullet 4:23
A2 Run Run Run 4:00
A3 It's Only Money 2:45
Written-By – Thin Lizzy
A4 Help Me 2:42
A5 Sun 2:36


B1 Roses Grow 3:15
B2 Scene Of A Perfect Crime 4:42
B3 Happy Birthday 2:22
B4 Little Conversations 2:48
B5 Carry Me Away 3:41


Companies, etc.

Phonographic Copyright (p) – International Record Syndicate, Inc.
Copyright (c) – International Record Syndicate, Inc.
Manufactured By – Cinram
Distributed By – MCA Records Canada


Mixed By – Chris Tsangarides
Performer – Alan Block, Harry Rushakoff, James Mankey, Johnette Napolitano
Producer – Concrete Blonde
Recorded By – E.J. Mankey II
Written-By – Concrete Blonde (tracks: 1, 2, 4 to 10)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

Barcode (Text): 0 7673-12901-1 9
Barcode (Scanned): 076731290119


Singer-songwriter/bassist Johnette Napolitano formed the band Dream 6 with guitarist James Mankey in Los Angeles, in 1982. The band's first recording was the single "Heart Attack", released on the Dreamers compilation album, The D.I.Y. Album (1982). As Dream 6, they released an eponymous EP in France on the Happy Hermit label in 1983. When they signed with I.R.S. Records in 1986, their label-mate Michael Stipe suggested the name Concrete Blonde,

describing the contrast between their hard rock music and introspective lyrics. They were joined by drummer Harry Rushakoff on their eponymous debut album

Their first release was Concrete Blonde (1986), which included "Still in Hollywood". They added a full time bass guitarist, Alan Bloch, for their album, Free (1989). This allowed Napolitano to focus on her singing without the burden of playing the bass at the same time. This album included the college radio hit "God Is a Bullet"


This was the LP that cemented my love for this amazing and always re-inventive band. a lot of this record is very much influenced by Hendrix era blues/rock. Crunchy, melodic, and sometimes funny. Napolitano, Rushakoff, and Mankey make it brilliant. Hooks abound and Johnette's amazingly powerful voice...

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Condition Used
Format LP
Label I.R.S.
Color Black