The Black Flags own Nick Freedom has been receiving major Spotify hits for a track that he and his brother recorded with Mungo Jerry back almost 30 years ago. The track, a different version of Mungo Jerrys ‘In the Summertime’ has popped up on the subscription based music on-demand service and is presently receiving around 14,000 hits a day.
The track was recorded in March/April 1987 at Red Bus Studios London and released by I.R.S. records on their Illegal label in the U.K. and by C.B.S in Europe.
The track was a co-production by Mungo Jerry and The Brothers Grimm who were also the artists along with Ray Dorset (Mungo Jerry)
The tune is now on a compilation album and is pushing towards the 9 million plays mark on Spotify as it is receiving over 14,000 plays per day.
Nick Freedom one of the Black Flag contributors is one of The Brothers Grimm who produced the track.
‘I remember at the same time we were recording the tune at Red Bus, Glenn Hoddle and Chris Waddle were in the other studio Recording ‘Diamond Lights’ Says Nick Freedom, ‘I am a spurs supporter but that bit of music history still makes me cringe but thats Rock and Pop for ya!
We toured Germany, Denmark, England and Ireland and did T.V shows in the U.K including the saturday morning B.B.C. 1 kids show It’s Wicked.
We also did T.v’s in Germany, France, Italy and Ireland. We appeared on a German popular game show that was also broadcast in Austria and the viewing figures were reported to have been 27 million which aint bad!’
Check out ‘In the Summertime’ by Mungo Jerry and the Brothers Grim on Spotify