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Thursday, 4 November 2010

Post 302 - James Freud - Step Into The Heat LP


Sadly it was reported that James Freud (Colin Joseph McGlinchey), the singer with Models, has taken his life in his Melbourne home this morning 4/11/10. Freud was noticeably absent when his band Models were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame last week. Sean Kelly commented that James “had fallen off the bike”. Freud was born Colin Joseph McGlinchey in June 29th, 1959. In his autobiography, Freud described his life as “not without a few old-fashioned rock’n’roll excesses”. He had a long-term battle with alcoholism. Freud was 16 when he started his first band "Sabre" with Models guitarist Sean Kelly. In 1977, he formed Teenage Radio Stars and had a hit with "Modern Girl" in 1979. After Mark Ferrie left Models in 1982, James joined his old mate Sean’s band. In 1985, Models, with Freud, had their greatest commercial breakthrough with the Freud penned "Out of Mind, Out of Sight" and "Barbados". He was with the band until the break-up in 1988. His next project was Beatfish with Mental As Anything’s Martin Plaza. In 2008, he released his solo album "See You In Hell". James had been sober since 2004 but Kelly’s comments that the ARIA Hall of Fame last week suggested that he had gone back to alcohol. Freud was 51. As a tribute to this great Aussie talent, here to download is James’s 1989 album for Mushroom "Step Into The Heat" (TVD 93302). It was produced by Bernard Edwards and James peened all the tracks. He is survived by wife Sally and sons Harrison and Jackson from the band Attack Of The Mannequins. R.I.P. James Freud 29/6/1959 - 4/11/10.

5 comments:

Deutros said...

Hi Ozzie I wasn't going to D/L this one as I have it on vinyl but being that it would be another I won't have to do decided to take the easy road and to my surprise I find it is the CD version Many thanks my friend.

aussietv2 said...

This is the Breaking Silence Album.
:)

OZZIE MUSIC MAN said...

Hi aussietv2, this has been corrected now.

Unknown said...

Hey there, the download isn't working - stuck at 59.2MB on a Mac. Got any advice?

OZZIE MUSIC MAN said...

Hi Unknown....I've tested the link and it downloaded fine. I'm not sure what the problem is for you, but it appears to be on your end.