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Freq (album)

Freq is a 1985 album by English singer and musician Robert Calvert.

It was recorded during the time of the UK miners' strike (1984-1985) and in between the songs it features snippets of field recordings by Calvert with miners on a picket line, with Calvert displaying his sympathy for their cause.

The lyrics cover various themes, only "All the Machines are Quiet" and "Picket Line" being explicitly concerned with the miners' strike. "Ned Ludd" is a reworking of a track which was originally part of his stage play The Kid from Silicon Gulch;1 taking its name from Ned Ludd who inspired the luddite movement in 1811, it deals with Calvert's ambivalent attitude to the impact of new technologies on people's lives.

The music saw a movement away from his previous work as a frontman of a rock group towards a minimalist electronic sound.

The tracks "Lord of the Hornets" and "The Greenfly and the Rose" were recorded as demos in preparation for Calvert's Hype album, but they were issued as a single by Flicknife Records (FLS204) in 1980. The band used for this session is a unique combination of former Hawkwind members, except for Gary Cooper who was Calvert's literary agent at the time.


Freq may refer to:

  • Frequency (abbreviation)
  • Neuronal calcium sensor-1, protein also known as frequenin homolog or freq

In arts and entertainment:

  • Freq (album), 1985 album by English singer and musician Robert Calvert
  • FreQ, alternate name for the video game Frequency
  • Freq Nasty, real name Darin McFayden, a DJ and music producer based in Los Angeles, California

Usage examples of "freq".

He was trying to figure out just where an annoying buzz on a low freq was coming from.

The cannon on the wall draw strikes very freq So, unfortunately, does the transformei.