Frijid Pink - Defrosted - (1971 us great heavy/psychedelic/blues-rock, repertoire reissue - FLAC)

FRIJID PINK was a Detroit-based, blues rock band formed in 1967. They started releasing singles in 1969, in the hope of getting some success. Fortunately their distorted-guitar cover version of "The House of the Rising Sun" by The Animals reached the Top 10 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

This made FRIJID PINK release their first, self-titled, album in 1970, including their massive hit. The line-up included Kelly Green on vocals, Gary Ray Thompson on guitars, Tom Harris on bass, Richard Stevers on drums, and additional keyboardist Larry Zelanka. However, this album, as well as their following, "Defrosted", also released in 1970, showed no traces of Prog, but was simply straight-forward Blues Rock, with some Psych influences.

In spite of that, it only took 2 years for FRIJID PINK to take a more Progressive direction. Now, with new vocalist, Jon Wearing, and new guitarist, Craig Webb, FRIJID PINK created "Earth Omen", leaving behind their former, straight-forward Blues Rock style, and moving towards a Heavy Progressive sound in the style of Uriah Heep, with remarkable Hammond organ and powerful guitar riffs.

Unfortunately, in 1975 FRIJID PINK went through another personnel change, leaving out vocalist Jon Wearing, who was the only one interested in exploring new grounds (he died on January 4, 2009). This brought about their final album, "All Pink Inside", showing once again a straight-forward Blues Rock band, with nothing new to show to the masses. The band finally disbanded soon after its release. 

However, in 2007 FRIJID PINK reformed, and have since been engaged in a series of live performances in the US. They have also been recording a new album, which should be released later in 2009.

While FRIJID PINK are not a 100% prog band, their third album, "Earth Omen", definitely shows a Heavy Rock band with a Progressive sound, very much in the vein of the already mentioned Uriah Heep, as well as Atomic Rooster. Recommended to all 70's Heavy Prog lovers. 


  1. Frijid Pink is a Detroit area hard rock/blues band formed in 1967, best known for their version of "House of the Rising Sun," The Animals. released in 1969. Retained by the original arrangement, complete it with full momentum guitars, evoking associations with the MC5 and The Stooges. Single reached to 7 of the American charts (in the UK came in fourth place)

    The initial line-up of the band included drummer Richard Stevers, guitarist Gary Ray Thompson, bassist Tom Harris, lead singer Tom Beaudry (aka:Kelly Green), and later added Larry Zelanka as off-staff keyboardist.

    Kelly Green and Tom Beaudry are the same person. This caused a bit of confusion, mainly due to the fact that when original bassist Tom Harris left the band, they were still billed as a quartet. Vocalist Green played bass and thus was credited with the role of four-stringer, but only under a pseudonym.

    Defrosted is the second album by American rock band Frijid Pink. Released in the summer of 1970, the album is more blues-based hard rock than its predecessor, yet still contains the characteristic fuzz guitar sound featured prominently on the group's first album, Frijid Pink. This is the last album to feature Kelly Green (Tom Beaudry) and Gary Ray Thompson; their surprise departure from the group soon followed. The LP reached only #149 on U.S. charts, although the debut one reached #11; the track "Sing A Song For Freedom" as a single made #55 in the U.S.A. in July 1970.

    Thx Nel!

  2. link deleted, reup please but not on 4shared, this is the worst storage server

  3. what's the interest to post on 4shared ? The link is dead almost as soon as you create it. Waste of time, and lack of consideration for your followers

  4. Hi Nel,
    Another fantastic record.
    Can you re-post the links are completly dead.Obrigado.

  5. NEW LINK:

    EAC > Flac+.cue+log+scans!NwA3VbzJ!YQYqn3D3RoV1puYV0OPOBDcFQKU7VCuN_NPMxO5EIIo


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