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Pressrelease from Frontiers Records:

 

Best known as the driving force behind the legendary Crown of Thorns self-titled debut album in 1994, Jean Beauvoir and Micki Free’s collective credits read like a “who’s-who” Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, with a list of collaborations that includes the likes of the Ramones, KISS, Debbie Harry, The Pretenders, John Waite, Lionel Richie, N'Sync, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Bill Wyman, Carlos Santana and Prince to name but a few.

The duo both coincidentally moved back to LA in 2003 and re-connected. They discussed joining forces again for a new project and after a few shows in Europe in 2013, a deal with Frontiers was inked for a brand new album to be recorded in 2014.

The result is American Trash, an album that shaped up as “the continuation of the BEAUVOIR FREE sound as the writing team for the Crown of Thorns debut,” explains Jean Beauvoir. “When we write together there really is this magic. We know we want killer guitar riffs and major melodic chorus... and this is what turns out in our songs, in Beauvoir Free style.”

All the new songs came out like "rocking-babies" in the BEAUVOIR FREE fold. “…And all represent the sound only Jean and I create together. The "inimitable" sound of BEAUVOIR FREE,” tells Micki Free.

Joining forces once again, Jean and Micki can truly unleash the magic that they can only create when they write together, of that there is no doubt!

“We both feel this CD is some of the best work we have done, right up their next to the Crown of Thorns debut” concludes Jean. “We want to get out on the road and bring it to the fans. We receive a lot of enquires of when are you guys coming back out on tour and people telling us they can't wait to hear the new material. Frankly we can’t wait for our fans to hear American Trash as well!”


BEAUVOIR FREE
JEAN BEAUVOIR – Lead Vocals and Background Vocals, Bass, Rhythm Guitars, Drums, Keyboards and Orchestration
MICKI FREE - Lead Guitars, Rhythm and Acoustic Guitars

 

 

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Tracklist:

 

Angels Cry

Morning After

American Trash

Whiplash

Just Breathe

Shotgun To The Heart

Never Give Up

Cold Dark December

It’s Never Too Late

She’s A K.O.

There’s No Starting Over

 

 

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  • My Little Pony

Can't wait. Though I think someone already started a thread somewhere.

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Okay, roll up, guys. It's official. I have now seen the gayest thing I have ever seen. And that is, of course, the first photo in this thread. They kind of look like the transvestite version of Milli Vanilli in those shots.

 

Anyway, enough. I was listening to COT recently and there's some good stuff in there. I like the sounds in the clips (far more than the visuals) and will look forward to this. Could be a good 'un.

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Please be good.

Please be good.

Please be good.

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OK, I don't think I need worry. I will say, the track listing seems a bit odd, but, then, these are just samples.

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They should consider hiding their pictures inside the cd sleeve or remove them entirely...lol

 

Amirite? I get that some band photos are bad, but jeezus wept! This is a whole new level.

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They may look odd but they sound good. On one of the Classic Rock free CD's there was a track from Micki Free covering Jimi Hendrix in fine style. Combine that skill with the sound of Crown of Thorns and i'm in

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Both songs in this thread were good tunes. I like 'em.....and will buy this (in fact I've already pre-ordered from Amazon).

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Annoying filmclip. The shots of the sexy girls are stupidly brief, and the shots of Beauvoir are way, waaay too long. :lol: I like the guy, but I wonder if anyone has told him how seriously ridiculous he looks. He'd probably look pretty cool with short/no hair but instead he looks, well... you can see the video and pics as clearly as I. ;)

 

Anyway, the song seems to be leading up to something better than what the chorus actually is, but it's not a bad song by any means. I diggit.

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Jean looks great as a baldie. No idea why he glued the wig on for the album promo pix/videos. Give him the old look I guess.

 

Well, it is his trademark look. As far back as the Plasmatics, if not, further.

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The music is decent..I may pick this one up...thank God for ebay...I would be hesitant to take the cd to a checkout with that cover...lol

 

Ha, I actually totally agree. It'd be like the embarrassment you felt buying porn when you're 15 years old... except in hindsight there was nothing to really be embarrassed about back then.

 

There's nothing but reason to be embarrassed about everything about this CD cover.

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Ha...what are you guys? Closet rockers?! Posers??!! lol

 

I mean...I couldn't give two shits if some assmunch at a checkout looked at me weird because I'm buying this CD. In fact, if they did...and I saw it...I would definitely say something in return. I don't apologize for the music I like.....or anything that I like...for that matter.

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Ha...what are you guys? Closet rockers?! Posers??!! lol

 

I mean...I couldn't give two shits if some assmunch at a checkout looked at me weird because I'm buying this CD. In fact, if they did...and I saw it...I would definitely say something in return. I don't apologize for the music I like.....or anything that I like...for that matter.

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