Sons of Freedom - Gump

Sons of Freedom - Gump
Release Date: 
1991
Track Name: 
1. You're No Good
2. Dreamgirl #1
3. Call Me
4. Circle Circle
5. I Can See
6. USA Long Distance
7. I Don't Care Anymore
8. Jesus and Jim
9. Girl Can't Help It
10. Dreamgirl #2
Recording Credits: 
Producer: Chris Wardman
Ken Lomas (Engineer)
Greg Reely (Mixing and Engineer)
Mix tracks 6-10 Matt Wallace (Mixing and Engineer)
Mix tracks 1-5 Ken "Hiwatt" Marshall (Assistant Engineer)
Ken "Hiwatt" Marshall (Mixing Assistant)
Marc Ramaer (Assistant Engineer)
Musician Credits: 
Jim Newton a.k.a. Jerome James Kingston (Voice)
Don Harrison (Guitar)
Don Short (Drums)
Don Binns (Bass)
Chris Wardman (Noise)

Label: Chrysalis :: MCA Released: 1991 

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"The band's 1991 album Gump debuted on the Canadian campus radio charts, ahead of Nirvana's Nevermind, which debuted the same week at #2."

Gump (1991)

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Sons of Freedom were a Canadian alternative rock band of the late 1980s and early 1990s. The band, consisting of vocalist James Newton, guitarist Don Harrison, bassist Don Binns and drummer Don Short, formed in 1987 in Vancouver, British Columbia. The band took their name from the Sons of Freedom, a controversial Doukhobor activist group first in Saskatchewan and later in British Columbia in the first half of the 20th century. Their self-titled 1988 debut album was emblazoned with a prominent slogan from Canadian social justice activist Nellie McClung, Never retract, never retreat, never apologise...get the thing done and let them howl. The band's 1991 album Gump debuted on the Canadian campus radio charts (see Chart) at #1, ahead of Nirvana's Nevermind, which debuted the same week at #2. The band broke up in 1993, although they briefly reunited in 1995 to tour in support of a rarities compilation, Tex. Binns, Short and Harrison subsequently joined with Lee Aaron in the band 2preciious. In 2008, Jim Newton took a new project called Rat Silo. The band currently includes Don Binns (bass), Finn Manniche (guitar), Dave Osborne (keyboards) and Sean Stubbs (drums).

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Biography: Sons of Freedom were THE SHIT. A monstrous rhythm section, one of Canada's finest guitarists in Don Harrison, and a wonderfully eccentric singer/songwriter... a total rock package. Sons of Freedom come from Vancouver, Canada. Singer, lyricist, guitarist and eccentric NEWTON was introduced to kill-on- command rhythm section of BINNS & SHORT by HARRISON, rhythm guitarist without peer in Canada. And thus begun an unholy marriage, that took place in the boiler room of an underground parking lot. This was 1987 and there was only one way to make your presence felt, so the smaller local clubs were subjected to a series of infrequent but punishing shows. The band took their name from the Sons of Freedom, a controversial Doukhobor activist group in Saskatchewan in the early 1900s. In order to achieve their signature sound, the Sons played their instruments at an unconscionable volume, rendering even the hardiest club-goers damn near insensate. Word spread quickly around the local music cognoscenti that there was something incredibly heavy, but totally tuneful crawling up from the gutter. Soon the band got it on tape. Their self-titled 1988 debut album was emblazoned with a prominent slogan from Canadian social justice activist Nellie McClung, Never retract, never retreat, never apologize...get the thing done and let them howl. In 1988, when they released their debut CD, it was hailed as a brilliant monolithic slab of artful hard rock; ahead of it's time. The band's 1991 album Gump debuted on the Canadian campus radio charts (see Chart) at #1, ahead of Nirvana's Nevermind, which debuted the same week at #2. Unfortunately, like so many other fine bands, disillusionment with the music industry machinery set in and the band slowly began to lose their focus until its demise in 1993. Sons of Freedom reformed for a brief tour, only to retire for good in 1996.