Time - Makeshift
Makeshift is the seventh album from Freeze Time. Freeze
Time combines the talents of multi-instrumentalist Keith Drago with his
brother Elliott’s bass playing and background vocals with their
father’s Bud’s eclectic compositions. That plus a number of
Freeze Time friends, most notably Vic Watson from Bud’s English
punk rock band (Scissor Fits) adding sax and vocals to several tracks,
(We alo "borrowed" the name of Vic's current band for the name
of the album),Jay Byham from listening-post artist Jay Bird and Haley
Bee on lead guitar on It’s You and Glenn Ferracone on drums (The
Fine Print). Let’s not forget background vocals by Wendy Drago,
who also designed all of the artwork, and Angela Charamella on Boom Boom
Hey Hey I’m Exploding.
The album starts off with a foot stomping rocker – It’s You
and is followed by Tell Me So I Can Hear…a song based on the title
of a book by Bud’s sister Elle. An acoustic song, Too Close To Be
So Far Away discusses how sometimes little or no distance makes us less
near than the opposite. Even Broken Glass Sparkles in the Moonlight explores
how we can fall for the same tricks repeatedly no matter how old we may
be. A Friendly Face echoes these same sentiments while Tomorrow There
Will Be More is a song exploring the promise of love to grow over time.
I Almost Forgot About You is another rocker and reminds us that ghosts
from the past are rarely gone just at times forgotten. New Shoes suggests
that in order to grow we must be open to seeing new things and going to
different places while What Lies Within Us explains that real growth ultimately
comes from within. Ahh – old love – a theme that pops up again
in I Used To Be Your Valentine accented by great sax work by Vic.
Not Needed, Not Wanted, Not Welcomed, Not Loved, grew out of an email
conversation with a former colleague lamenting lack of respect by peers
at the company – how true! You do all the right things and yet you
are treated like a nobody! Said in a different way, If I had Feelings
underscores that sometimes it is best to have thick skin when it seems
as though the world is against you. The last non-bonus track on the album
is We’ve All Got Windows expressing that no matter how we try to
hide behind a façade it is all for naught as people can see right
through us. check out Vic's vocals on the chorus!
The bonus tracks include the three latest singles from Freeze Time –
The Fine Print, Boom Boom Hey Hey I’m Exploding and Investment.
The last song – I’ll Be Waiting Up For You Tonight –
is a tender love song written for Angela! Freeze Time did this song in
a much rockier way on our last album, Cheers, Mate, but this is an acoustic
version and much closer to how Bud originally wrote it.
Currently, owing to COVID 19,this cd is ONLY available
through this website.
Check out the first
Freeze Time CD, Moment To Moment ,its second,
Standstill, third, Room Temp
,fourth, Ocean.To.Ocean- fifth,
Subzeroand sixth, Cheers,
Mate. All Available as physical cd and digitally on itunes:
and other digital retailers.
Price - $10.00