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FREELOADER II

by Freeloader

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"The wait is over for the full Freeloader II album. Nat Freedberg has to be happy with this. There’s no indication that there was any compromise in quality because this was recorded during the pandemic. The material is strong and there are those flashes of Charles Hanson’s guitar brilliance all the way through." - Boston Groupie News

"Damn this 1st song is a hit! And the next one is just great! Immediately the songwriting is obviously top of the range! In the great tradition of American Rock! And at the content level we meet Power Pop, Pub Rock, a little bluesy hints, and roots that draw a little towards the Americana... Oh yes a hot and sharp sound! A real singer with a voice made for Rock and all its nuances! A rhythm that plays like the best in the world and an always inspired guitarist! Everything you have always expected from a real ROCK album !!!" - Voix de Garage Grenoble

"The riffs fly in the round, the ballads work, the solos are there only because they should be, not because they have to. Freeloader II is an album full of great rock songs, of a kind like they seldom make them anymore." - WoNo Blog

"Lead singer and guitarist Nat Freedberg sounds like a cross between Tom Waits and Dr. John, and on “Fastest Gun In Town,” he sounds like the devil muttering into his whiskey over a driving blues beat." - Pop Geek Heaven

"The first 10 seconds of “Under the Influence” come swooping in like a group already cranking in mid-song. It then gears into a familiar Freedberg chord groove that we all recognize as his. And we love that familiar feeling. Nat never disappoints. He’s got the quality sidemen and worthy tunes. Following the Boston music scene means you know all this and just wait the new material like this to slot into your collection." - Boston Groupie News

Freeloader is four rock n' roll veterans from the Boston music scene who have recombined in endless band permutations. Nat Freedberg is the singer, songwriter and guitarist. Jim Janota is the drummer (Nat and Jim played together in the Upper Crust), Charles Hansen is the lead guitar player, and Jim Haggerty plays bass.

Within the one-year span of February 2019 to February 2020, Boston’s Nat Freedberg (Flies, Titanics, Upper Crust) released two solo records on the Rum Bar Record label, plus a third one, entitled “Freeloader: The Path of Least Resistance,” with Boston rock titans Jim Janota (drums), Jim Haggerty (bass) and Charles Hansen (guitar). Over the last pandemic year, while loafing around at home, Nat found himself idly accumulating another Freeloader album’s-worth of rockers.

Ten songs it is—ten of the finest slices of hot rock and roll to be served up in a couple of decades. Crank it up on the car stereo and blow past a speed trap. The management is not responsible for songs left unattended in your brain after listening.

These guys redefine the meaning of the word "old," and belong to that class of ossified musical objects that can only be identified by radiocarbon dating. Nat, the oldest and probably most decrepit, has been a pallid, furtive habitué of the Boston music scene since the early '80s. His previous bands were the Flies, the Titanics, the Satanics, the Clamdiggers, and the Upper Crust. Janota is widely admired as the best rock drummer in Boston, a distinction which has done absolutely nothing for him in the way of tangible reward. Likewise, Haggerty is in great demand on the Boston circuit, holding down the bass in multiple bands while the front-people warble on earnestly about whatever they believe to be interesting and important. Hansen is a world-class guitarist, teaches at Berklee, and plays in several bands, but he too could only loosely be termed a billionaire.

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released October 22, 2021

FREELOADER is:
Nat Freedberg - guitar, vocals
Charles Hansen - lead guitar
Jim Haggerty - bass
Jim Janota - drums

Drums were indolently recorded by Peter Moore at Palace of Purpose, Boston, and guitars and vocals are being carelessly assembled for each track, one at a time, a la carte, even as we speak.
Paul Q. Kolderie (Hole, Radiohead, Pixies, etc.) is lackadaisically mixing the results from his upstate New York studio.

Mixed & Mastered by Paul Q. Kolderie
all songs 2021 Nathaniel Freedberg

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