Twin Freaks, an album collaboration between Paul McCartney and remix producer Roy Kerr (aka The Freelance Hellraiser), was released on 13 June 2005.
Kerr had accompanied McCartney on his European tour in the summer of 2004, opening each show with a 25-minute DJ set in which various McCartney tracks were reworked and reinvented. Impressed with the results, McCartney asked Kerr to remix 12 songs for an album.
Those of you who were there for the European Tour will have heard our DJ, Freelance Hellraiser, cooking up some mixes before we came on and people have been enquiring about these mixes ever since. Well the good news is he’s put together an album called ‘Twin Freaks’ using fragments from my original multi-tracks which we hope will rock your little cotton socks!
Credited simply to Twin Freaks, it was a double-disc vinyl set issued in Europe only by Parlophone/Graze Records. It was available worldwide as a digital download.
Twin Freaks featured a range of disparate McCartney songs, remixed into often unrecognisable forms. Rather than the chill-out sound of the similarly experimental Fireman project, Twin Freaks was full-on dance music, often intense and dark, which was far removed from McCartney’s normally upbeat public persona.
Also on this day...
- 2010: Paul McCartney live: the Isle of Wight Festival
- 1964: Live: Centennial Hall, Adelaide
- 1963: Live: Southern Sporting Club, Manchester
- 1963: Live: Palace Theatre Club, Stockport
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1961: Live: Top Ten Club, Hamburg
- 1960: Live: Jacaranda Coffee Bar, Liverpool
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