The Freshies

The Freshies

The seeds of this UK pop group were sown in 1971 when Chris Sievey and his brother hitched a lift to London and staged a sit-in at the Beatles’ Apple Records headquarters - eventually going on to record a session. Subsequently Sievey recorded numerous demos which were sent to record companies, resulting in an avalanche of rejection slips he later published as a small book. Another book was dedicated to Virgin Records rejections alone. His own label Razz was formed in 1974, releasing a variety of singles, videos and over 60 cassettes. In the meantime, Sievey attempted to form his own band under the title the Freshies. Among a stream of musicians who collaborated were Martin Jackson (later Magazine and Swing Out Sister) and Billy Duffy (later the Cult). The most consistent line-up, however, was Barry Spencer (guitar), Rick Sarko (bass, ex-Ed Banger And The Nosebleeds) and Mike Doherty (drums, ex-Smirks), the line-up operating between 1980 and 1982. After several small pressings on Razz, Sievey finally hit the charts with ‘I’m In Love With The Girl On The Manchester Virgin Megastore Checkout Desk’, when it was re-released by MCA in 1981. Two other curious but enduring singles were also released on the major, the ambiguous anti-war ode ‘Wrap Up The Rockets’, and the paean to record collecting, ‘I Can’t Get (Boing Boing) Bouncing Babies By The Teardrop Explodes’. However, after a solitary single on Stiff Records the band split. Sievey, ever the optimist, went on to a similarly bizarre solo career alongside appearances as his alter ego Frank Sidebottom. Incredibly, for a band with literally hundreds of songs behind them, the Freshies never released an official album.

Title Album Genre Tools
One To One The Very Very Best Of Alternative, Rock
Client:
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, and Electric Guitar
Keywords:
Bright, Feel-Good, and Quirky
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, In Love, Make-Out, Morning After, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Punk
Tempo:
Medium Fast
CD/Track #:
The Very Very Best Of, #2
Composers:
Christopher Mark Sievey (PRS) - 100%
Release Year:
1986
Track ID:
44640
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Let's Go Space City The Very Very Best Of Alternative, Rock
Client:
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, and Electric Guitar
Keywords:
Bright, Quirky, and Romantic
Scene Descriptions:
Road Trip and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Punk
Tempo:
Medium Fast
CD/Track #:
The Very Very Best Of, #3
Composers:
Christopher Mark Sievey (PRS) - 100%
Release Year:
1986
Track ID:
44641
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Fasten Your Seatbelts The Very Very Best Of Alternative, Rock
Client:
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, and Synth
Keywords:
Bright, Feel-Good, and Quirky
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, In Love, Road Trip, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Punk
CD/Track #:
The Very Very Best Of, #4
Composers:
Christopher Mark Sievey (PRS) - 100%
Release Year:
1986
Track ID:
44642
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
If It's News The Very Very Best Of Alternative, Rock
Client:
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, and Electric Guitar
Keywords:
Bright, Feel-Good, and Quirky
Scene Descriptions:
In Love, Make-Out, Road Trip, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Punk
CD/Track #:
The Very Very Best Of, #5
Composers:
Christopher Mark Sievey (PRS) - 100%
Release Year:
1986
Track ID:
44643
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Something's Burning The Very Very Best Of Alternative, Rock
Client:
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, and Synth
Keywords:
Bright, Moody, and Quirky
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, Goodbye, Make-Up, and Morning After
Subgenres:
Punk
Tempo:
Moderate
CD/Track #:
The Very Very Best Of, #6
Composers:
Christopher Mark Sievey (PRS) - 100%
Release Year:
1986
Track ID:
44644
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Riding Out to Devil's Ridge The Very Very Best Of Alternative, Rock
Client:
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, and Synth
Keywords:
Moody, Ominous, and Quirky
Scene Descriptions:
Film Trailer, Goodbye, Morning After, and Road Trip
Subgenres:
New Wave
Tempo:
Moderate
CD/Track #:
The Very Very Best Of, #7
Composers:
Christopher Mark Sievey (PRS) - 100%
Release Year:
1986
Track ID:
44645
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Last The Very Very Best Of Alternative, Rock
Client:
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Drums, and Piano
Keywords:
Moody, Quirky, and Romantic
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, Goodbye, Heartbreak, In Love, and Make-Up
Tempo:
Moderate
CD/Track #:
The Very Very Best Of, #8
Composers:
Christopher Mark Sievey (PRS) - 100%
Release Year:
1986
Track ID:
44646
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Hey The Very Very Best Of Alternative, Rock
Client:
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, and Electric Guitar
Keywords:
Bright, Feel-Good, Quirky, and Romantic
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, In Love, Make-Out, and Wedding
Tempo:
Medium Fast
CD/Track #:
The Very Very Best Of, #9
Composers:
Christopher Mark Sievey (PRS) - 100%
Release Year:
1986
Track ID:
44647
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
No Money The Very Very Best Of Alternative, Rock
Client:
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, and Electric Guitar
Keywords:
Bright, Driving, and Feel-Good
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, Game Day, In Love, Make-Out, Make-Up, Night Club, Road Trip, Strip Tease, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Punk
Tempo:
Medium Fast
CD/Track #:
The Very Very Best Of
Composers:
Christopher Mark Sievey (PRS) - 100%
Release Year:
1986
Track ID:
44638
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
House Beautiful The Very Very Best Of Alternative, Rock
Client:
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, and Electric Guitar
Keywords:
Bright, Feel-Good, and Quirky
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, Film Trailer, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Punk
Tempo:
Medium Fast
CD/Track #:
The Very Very Best Of, #1
Composers:
Christopher Mark Sievey (PRS) - 100%
Release Year:
1986
Track ID:
44639
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Take Me Back