MANNY FREISER: Way Back HomeMANNY FREISER has written, produced and recorded music from 1964 to the present. His 60's group, The Grodes/Tongues of Truth, logged many Top 10 singles in Tucson, Arizona. One of those songs, Let's Talk About Girls, is now considered a 'cult classic' and forerunner of 80's punk -- it has been covered by several other groups.
In the 70's, as a member of vocal duo, Fire & Rain, Manny along with ex-wife Patti McCarron recorded for Mercury, 20th Century, MGM and Barnaby Records, enjoying a Hot 100 single with a remake of the Barbara Lewis classic, Hello Stranger.
In the 80's, under the pseudonym Ian Messenger, Manny recorded two albums for Quincy Jones' Qwest Records (distributed by Warner Brothers). The Qwest single, Livin' in the Night, aired on MTV and hit the college charts. A second single, Wait So Long, garnered significant pop airplay and strong radio requests on the East Coast). Also during the 80's, Manny was a marketing executive with A&M and Qwest Records.
Manny's music can also be heard on such reissues as Rhino Records' great Nuggets compilation -- and even on late night TV (Conan O'Brien).
Manny's most recent release is the Way Back Home CD, recorded in 2005. Manny wrote, performed and produced all of the eighteen tracks (except Waiting Here, co-written and performed with Dale Hubersberger). This strong collection of rockers and ballads is a modern technology-driven trip back to Manny's rock & roll roots.
Also see MAnny's recent interview with 60sgaragebands.com at http://www.60sgaragebands.com/pages/905760/index.htm.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Way Back Home
6. One Night
9. Here & Now
10. Mighty River
12. Don't Go Away
13. Waiting Here
14. Keep On
15. This Time
16. Your Eyes
17. Magic Girl
18. Bigger Than The Sky