well, to make a long story short....
Posted by: Kevin ()
Date: September 07, 2000 06:18AM

Mark Free is a vocalist who was involved with many projects--several of which reached "classic" status. Vocally, he kinda reminds me of a lower pitched Lou Gramm, but can get pretty high up there when he wants to--by far one of the best rock vocalists I have heard.


as your general timeline goes...

1985 -- King Kobra - "Ready To Strike"....hard rock

1986 -- King Kobra -- "Thrill of a Lifetime".....AOR, some pop

1989 -- Signal - "Loud and Clear"...AOR. Foreigner-ish.

1992 -- Unruly Child - "s/t"...hard rock, pop, aor, a bit of everything

1993 -- Mark Free - "Long Way From Love"....keyboard-driven AOR

1994 -- Marcie Free -- "Tormented"...Unruly Child #2, but way heavier

2000 -- Signal "Live"...Live so-so recording from one of 5 live dates the band played


judging by what you like, I would recommend the Signal "Loud and Clear" cd (which was just reissued) and the Mark Free "Long Way From Love" cd. Either of the above would be a good place to start. The LWFL reissue has a bonus cd which includes a live concert in '93 that mixes pretty much everything (King Kobra, Signal, Unruly Child, Solo) and a few extra songs from the LWFL sessions.

without getting too complicated, I would suggest visiting Free's own webpage at www.marciefree.com (don't ask--long story) that has sound samples of all the cds, a much more in depth history and anything else you could possibly want.

Enjoy,
Kevin

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WHO IS MARK FREE 196 mike 09/07/2000 05:36AM
well, to make a long story short....122 Kevin 09/07/2000 06:18AM
Kevin's two suggestions are essential purchases. 138 Big Bow Wow and How 09/07/2000 06:32AM
RE: My 2 cents... 114 Don 09/07/2000 12:55PM
RE: My 2 cents... 153 Kevin 09/07/2000 02:11PM
RE: My 2 cents... 131 Susumu 09/15/2000 09:48AM
RE: Kevin's two suggestions are essential purchase 119 mike 09/08/2000 05:49AM
RE: Kevin's two suggestions are essential purchase 124 mike 09/08/2000 05:51AM
RE: Kevin's two suggestions are essential purchase 157 mike 09/08/2000 05:53AM
RE: Kevin's two suggestions are essential purchase 128 mike 09/08/2000 05:55AM
RE: well, to make a long story short.... 122 brent 09/07/2000 11:47AM
RE: WHO IS MARK FREE 131 jason 09/07/2000 06:49AM
yea, but Mark Free wasn't in Tour De Force.... 143 Kevin 09/07/2000 08:11AM
RE: yea, but Mark Free wasn't in Tour De Force.... 168 jason 09/07/2000 09:29AM
RE: yea, but Mark Free wasn't in Tour De Force.... 157 Kevin 09/07/2000 09:53AM
RE: yea, but Mark Free wasn't in Tour De Force.... 153 sfk kurt 09/07/2000 11:34PM
RE: yea, but Mark Free wasn't in Tour De Force.... 145 KIVEL RECORDS 09/08/2000 12:19AM
RE: yea, but Mark Free wasn't in Tour De Force.... 121 sfk kurt 09/08/2000 06:18AM
AH AH AH AH AH!!!!!!!! 136 Francesco 09/08/2000 02:41AM
RE: AH AH AH AH AH!!!!!!!! 117 mike 09/08/2000 06:08AM
RE: WHO IS MARK FREE 116 mike 09/08/2000 05:52AM


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