Monday, September 21, 2009

Frijid Pink : Frijid Pink 1970

Frijid Pink , formed from members of the Detroit Vibrations , spent their first two years touring throughout the Southeast Michigan/Detroit area . The group eventually signed with Parrot Records in 1969 .
Frijid Pink often shared billing then with the MC5 , The Stooges , The Amboy Dukes and others .

Detroit hard rockers Frijid Pink formed in 1967 , originally comprised of singer Kelly Green , guitarist Gary Ray Thompson , bassist Tom Harris , keyboardist Larry Zelanka and drummer Richard Stevers . After two years of relentless touring throughout the southeast Michigan area , the group substituting Harris for new bassist Thomas Beaudry signed with the Parrot label in 1969 . Although their first two singles , "Tell Me Why" and "Drivin' Blues," failed to attract much attention , their third effort for the company a distorted , guitar-heavy interpretation of "The House of the Rising Sun" reached the Top Ten on the U.S. pop charts , becoming an even bigger hit overseas . Frijid Pink's self-titled debut LP followed in 1970 , as did the follow-up Defrosted . Subsequent singles including "Sing a Song for Freedom" and "Heartbreak Hotel" however , failed to match earlier successes , and after 1972's " Earth Omen " the group did not re-enter the studio until recording 1975's " All Pink Inside " disbanding soon after.

Jason Ankeny , All Music Guide

Frijid Pink is the debut album and it was originally released in early 1970 by London Records' now-defunct Parrot subsidiary label (cat. no. PAS 71033).


1. God Gave Me You (Gary Ray Thompson/Tom Beaudry) - 3:35
2. Crying Shame (Michael Valvano) - 3:11
3. I'm On My Way (Thompson/Beaudry) - 4:34
4. Drivin' Blues (Thompson/Beaudry) - 3:14
5. Tell Me Why (Thompson/Beaudry) - 2:50
6. End Of The Line (Thompson/Beaudry) - 4:07
7. House of the Rising Sun (Traditional, arr. Frijid Pink) - 4:44
8. I Want To Be Your Lover (Thompson/Beaudry/Valvano) - 7:30
9. Boozin' Blues (Thompson/Beaudry) - 6:01
10. Heartbreak Hotel (Axton/Darden/Presley) (bonus track) - 2:49
11. Music For The People (Thompson/Beaudry) (bonus track) - 2:54

Size 108 MB
Bitrate 320

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  1. Thank you very much!!!!

  2. indeed, thank you.. I was dreading having to rip my 42 year old cassettes in order to have this in my music library.. although the cassettes sound surprisingly good for their age.. I was also quite surprised the linx are still working ;-0

  3. Does anyone have Frijid Pink's 1973 B-side "Shady Lady" (Lion 158 with "Big Betty" as the A-side)? Chris

  4. Looking for Frijid Pink's B-side "Shady Lady" from 1973

    1. @ RocDocMac : Sorry I don't have this one .

  5. Replies
    1. Hi Philzy, would you mind sending me an audio file of it? e-mail to ... Thanks in advance.

    2. The link is still working.You can download it and then you can make Audio CD using Nero. Thanx