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The Freeze are a seminal punk rock band from Cape Cod, Massachusetts that came together in 1978 when they were teenagers. The band's first release was the "I Hate Tourists / Don't forget me Tommy" 7 inch which was released in 1980. The Freeze had nine songs appear on the important New England punk rock compilation "This Is Boston, Not L.A." in 1981. They have recorded many full length albums including "Land of the Lost", "Rabid Reaction", "Misery Loves Company" and arguably their greatest album, "Freak Show" which was released in the early 1990s. The Freeze's last studio album entitled "One False Move" was released in 1999. The album's cover art was drawn by the late American artist, writer, and Cape Cod resident Edward Gorey.
The band is known for their dark lyrics, original punk rock melodies, and their longevity. A lot of their early lyrics deal with alienation, drug-use/abuse and paranoia [especially of the government and especially of the Reagan-Bush years]. A constant theme or thread regarding apathetic observers or people willing to give up their freedoms for fear of losing their "security" is also apparent in their work.
A major amount of the bands creativity seems to spring from the constant friction between founding members Hangar and Close, who have had a legendarily tumultuous on-again off-again musical relationship.
Dr. Strange Records is in the process of releasing all of The Freeze's extensive back catalog. Band founder, songwriter, and vocalist Clif Hangar is the only member that has been in every incarnation of the band which has seen many line-up changes in its past. Guitarist Bill Close has been in many of the line-ups over the years.
As of 2005, a newly reformed Freeze began playing occasional shows in the Boston area. In 2009, they toured Europe. In 2011, they released an EP, Blood Flows Home.