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Free Radicals / Outside The Comfort Zone
Album:Outside The Comfort Zone Collection:Jazz
Artist:Free Radicals Added:Nov 2017
Label:Self Release 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2017-11-19 Pull Date:2018-01-21 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Jan 21Jan 14Jan 7Dec 31Dec 24Dec 17Dec 10Dec 3

 Recent Airplay
1.Oct 15, 2021:Waste FM (rebroadcast from Dec 19, 2017)
Doomsday Clock
4.Jan 18, 2018:Melange
Solidaridad De La Sierra
2.Jun 28, 2018:Melange
Carry Me To My Grave
5.Jan 11, 2018:Melange
Angola 3
3.Jan 27, 2018:Music Casserole
Carry Me To My Grave
6.Jan 11, 2018:Primarily A
Doomsday Clock

Album Review
Margy Kahn
Reviewed 2017-11-16 
Can instrumental music alone provide social commentary and political satire? The Free Radicals answer this question affirmatively with their get up and dance music to subjects that might not have seemed danceable until now. These musicians sound as if they are having lots of fun, but their titles and their music prove they are also dead serious

NO FCC's; Favorite tracks: 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 11, 15, 20, 22

*1- The Legals Have a Lunch –2:47 – Latin dance rhythm has an edgy horn section with flourishes

*2-- Doomsday Clock – 2:57-- time ticks as this klezmer-tinged piece bears down on us

3-- Chicha Revolucion -3:18 – a lot going on here but you can salsa to all of it

*4 –Carry Me to My Grave –3:17 – starts with a trumpet riff; sort of a New Orleans style funeral procession but wilder and more free form with great solos and calls and responses

5 –Screaming –3:04 –heavy metal jazz

6- Dadaab – 3:15 – refers to refugee camp in Kenya; upbeat despite that

*7 – Freedom of Consumption – 2:06 – an onslaught of sound; whirling and wild

**8 – Angola 3 –5:23 – refers to 3 men kept in solitary in Angola Prison, two for more than 40 years; vibraphone and sousaphone really rock on this; trumpet solo is pretty cool too

9 – Manifest Dust Bunny – 1:31 – sounds like its name

10 – Water Beats Rock – 3:55-- a hop, skip and a jump rhythm; sax leads the way here with pedal steel blaring out

*11- Solidaridad de la Sierra – 4:51– flute twirls along the trail with lots of pretty percussion and trumpet

12—Audacity of Drones – 1:23 – drones, not hope; more heavy metal jazz juggarnaut

13—Beyond Vietnam – 3:07-- heavy duty acid rock crossed with jazz

14- Space Witch – 2:39 – sounds reggae-ish with wild and crazy noises

*15-- Scrapple from the DAPL – 3:01 – smooth jazz; lots of horn with nice vibes

16-- New Sanctuary Movement – 4:35 – Latin jazz sound

17 – Cabinet for Sale – 3:28-- whiny pedal steel captures the mood here and settles down into straight ahead horns; then picks up speed again

18 – Stump Stomp – 2:46 starts out quiet and then gets noisier and shriekier

19 --Cheetoh news coma –:55 – insistent, persistent percussion and wailing bass horns

*20-- Survival of the Oblivious –1:49 – fast with some steel drum sounds

21- Ambush Ice – 2:27 – slippery!

*22-- A Call for All Demons –4:59 – Sun Ra tune; lots of texture and interest

23—American Food Chain –1:09-- scraping horns and fading percussion

Track Listing
1.The Legals Have A Lunch 12.Audacity Of Drones
2.Doomsday Clock 13.Beyond Vietnam
3.Chicha Revolucion 14.Space Witch
4.Carry Me To My Grave 15.Scrapple From The Dapl
5.Screaming 16.New Sanctuary Movement
6.Dadaab 17.Cabinet For Sale
7.Freedom Of Consumption 18.Stump Stomp
8.Angola 3 19.Cheetoh News Coma
9.Manifest Dust Bunny 20.Survival Of The Oblivious
10.Water Beats Rock 21.Ambush Ice
11.Solidaridad De La Sierra 22.A Call For All Demons
 23.American Food Chain