Andrew Freeman states Lies, Deceit & Treachery’s four finalized songs sound a bit like ‘Freakshow’ album
Current Lynch Mob and Last In Line, and former Lies, Deceit & Treachery frontman Andrew Freeman was recently interviewed by Henrik Halvardsson for Metal Central. The interview was posted on September 2, 2019 and took place after Freeman‘s resignation from Lies, Deceit & Treachery on August 28, 2019, which apparently forced the band to have to cancel its last scheduled show in Denver, Colorado, USA on September 7, 2019.
Prior to Freeman‘s departure, Lies, Deceit & Treachery were working on their debut album and Halvardsson asked the singer how did the band’s songs sound like. Freeman replied (as translated by Halvardsson with slight edits): “The songs are really good! Everyone who heard them was excited. They sound a bit like the “Freakshow” record, which I like because it was always my favourite record with BulletBoys. It sounds a bit commercial, a little bit experimental, and a bit like Van Halen. Lonnie [Vencent] wrote a song that was amazing! Maybe a little bit too commercial for my taste. It doesn’t sound at all what I expected from Lonnie, Mick [Sweda] and Jimmy [D’Anda]. The songs have that classic guitar and drum sound and big Ted Tempelman production. I spent a lot of time working on those songs, trying to finalize them. I sang on them, wrote lyrics, vocal melodies and did some minor arrangements.
We finalized four songs. There’s a fifth song, but that one we never managed to finish as Mick quit the band. Unfortunately, they will probably never be released. Maybe they will be rewritten and end up as completely different songs. Jimmy D’Ánda has been my friend for 15 years. He’s a good guy so I told him to take those songs and use them for a new BulletBoys album. Half the record is there and the songs are really good. That would be awesome! Just make sure I get credited for my part of the songwriting. The rest? I don’t really care. Life is full of disappointments and this was one of them. But in the end, you just have to move on.”
Wikipedia states the following about BulletBoys‘ album Freakshow (with slight edits): “Freakshow is the second album from the glam metal band BulletBoys, released in 1991 by Warner Bros. Records. The album was a follow-up to their successful self-titled debut. The album went on to peak at Number 69 on the Billboard 200 chart in 1991, and their cover of Tom Waits‘ “Hang On St. Christopher” reached 22 on the Mainstream Rock chart. Videos were made for “THC Groove”, “Hang On St. Christopher”, and “Talk to Your Daughter”. In 2005, Wounded Bird Records re-released this album along with the follow-up Za-Za onto a single disc.”
The above-noted comments from Freeman are somewhat surprising since the singer posted the following comments on a Sleaze Roxx Facebook thread on August 29, 2019: “… Not to many people care about the original band so why would they care about LDT unless you make a record. Everything Mick sent me sucked.”
You can read the interview (in Swedish) with Andrew Freeman at Metal Central’s website.