Joyryde 1991​-​1998 London Recordings

by Kathy Freeman

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The band folded a long time ago but the songs refused to lay down and die! Here’s a second chance to discover one of the most underrated bands in rock history…..

The ill-fated Joyryde played gritty, high velocity punk metal in the early 90’s in London, at a time when everyone else was listening to soft-focus Indie music or DJs. Formed in 91 by core members Kathy Freeman and Claudia Preda, Joyryde was snapped up by Carlton Sandercock's Kill City label in ’93 and released four-track CD / vinyl single “Not a Hope in Hell” This was quickly followed by a second four-track CD/ 12 inch vinyl E.P. “Rumorosa”. But following the demise of Kill City the band never achieved the recognition they deserved. Maybe the music business wasn’t yet ready for those killer three minute anthems from a band fronted by two strong women and backed by the most able “disabled” drummer in the world Mat Fraser (now a successful actor, TV personality and cabaret performer)
The band continued to gig and record sporadically until 1998 when Freeman reluctantly called it a day.

Despite - or possibly because of - an endless background of damp, overpriced rehearsal rooms, disrespect from industry and promoters, poorly paid shows in dismal London taverns, and continual line-up changes, the songs on this compilation are bursting with a passion, anger and energy which transcends the limitations of the London 90’s scene; and have arguably stood the test of time better than those of their shoe-gazing contemporaries.

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released January 31, 2014

Original Line-up:

Kathy Freeman - Lead guitar / Vocals
Claudia Preda - Rhythm Guitar / Backing Vocals
Eno - Bass
Mat Fraser - Drums.

Others who have played in Joyryde include:
Bass - Sabine Geil, Marina Young and Irish Tony
Drums - Max Cantara (recording only) and Stef X

(plus a few more who didn’t stick around long enough to merit a namecheck.)

Tracks 1-8 are from the Kill City recordings.
Track 9 is from Total Invasion, a Mars Attacks Records Compilation
Tracks 10-14 were selected from various demos Joyryde made throughout the 90s

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Kathy Freeman Berlin, Germany

Kathy Freeman is a British singer/songwriter and musician based in Berlin since 2001. Involved in the punk scene of the late seventies, she has played guitar in a range of punk, rock, and rockabilly bands over the years and is now based in Berlin where she continues to write songs and perform regularly, in a range of projects ... more

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Track Name: Snuff
Snuff

Watch them moving – you can’t resist
Cause It’s a party special and it goes like this… yeah!
No big production, no special tricks
Cause this is real – this is it!
Yeah! now! Yeah! now!
We wlll give you what you need
We’ll take your money till you bleed

You swear allegiance to the flag
But can’t you see that you’ve been had?
But you don’t get it…cause you’re not fit
Cause you’ve been brainwashed, and you’re too sick

Somebody buys it - somebody sees
Somebody’s sharing your disease

Call your friends round - they can join in too
Cause they’ve got nothing else to do…. No!
So come and get it, cause it’s the best
Happy dreams, sudden death.

Somebody buys it - somebody sees
Somebody’s sharing your disease
Track Name: Sweet Revenge
Sweet Revenge

The sweetest dreams you’ll ever have are the ones you’ll never keep
There’s always someone out who’ll rob you while you sleep
But the tide is turning – it’s turning fast
My time has come at last

I’ll get my sweet revenge
Here comes my sweet revenge
Yeah sweet revenge

I was abandoned, I was left for dead
Almost destroyed by the things you said
Seemed like the whole world was dancing on my grave
But now that’s gonna change

I’ll get my sweet revenge
Here comes my sweet revenge
Yeah sweet revenge

Time can cure you and time can kill
If I don’t get you , then nature will
Cause you can turn away, you can hide and you can ride
But one day you’ll regret the things you’ve done

I’ll get my sweet revenge
Here comes my sweet revenge
Yeah sweet revenge


Copyright Kathy Freeman 1991
Track Name: Five Hundred People
Five Hundred People


Sweat is dripping down my back
And pouring from the walls
Must be something that I lack
I never felt this small….this small

Five hundred people here tonight
They’ve all got something to do
Five hundred people here tonight but
None of them is you

There were some posters but
I don’t know what I read
Some conversations
God knows what I said….what I said

Five hundred people here tonight
They’ve all got something to do
Five hundred people here tonight
None of them is you

None of them is you …
None of them is you…
None of them is you …No!

I couldn’t say what happened
‘cause I wasn’t really there
I was somewhere on the road the goes
From boredom to despair…..I wasn’t there

There’s five hundred people here tonight
They’ve all got something to do
Five hundred people here tonight
None of them is you



Copyright Kathy Freeman 1989
Track Name: Disillusioned
Disillusioned

Waiting for a miracle but nothing ever changed
All I got was disappointment, I always got the blame
Now it’s over there’s nothing left to see
Nothing’s gonna give me back the years you took from me

I’m disillusioned …I’m disillusioned ….I’m disillusioned

So much was spoken and so little really said
I was easily broken, I was easily led
I lost my self respect, I lost my vision too
I lost all the best things I ever had
Trying to prove I could be like you

I’m disillusioned …I’m disillusioned ….I’m disillusioned

Looking for salvation – it was always out of reach
Cause I could never see beyond the lessons that you preach
And now I understand, it cuts me like a knife
I just discovered that you damaged me for life

I’m disillusioned …I’m disillusioned ….So disillusioned


Copyright Kathy Freeman 1992
Track Name: Make My Day
Make My Day



You took advantage ….took what you could
Violent deeds in a violent world I guess that’s understood
When will you realise I’ve had it up to here
My head is spinning but my conscience is clear


Gonna blow you clean away
Gonna blow you clean away


One time too many and it’s one time too much
This time I’m ready – You’d better not touch
Gonna make this world a safer place, a better place to be
Make this world a better place for you and me


Gonna blow you clean away
Gonna blow you clean away

Five seconds of glory and I’ve had my fill
It’s a human interest story, you can call it what you will
Nowhere left to run to, I got nowhere left to turn
What have I got to lose if I just stand and watch you burn



Gonna blow you clean away
Gonna blow you clean away






Copyright Kathy Freeman May 1992
Track Name: Don't Go
Don’t Go

Time moves slowly but time moves on
This time tomorrow I know you’ll be gone
I feel the life draining out of my veins
I see the good things going up in flames
Don’t go!

Don’t wanna see you walk away from me
That’s not the way that I want it to be
My eyes are burning – I cry and I curse
The more I want you, the more it hurts
Don’t go!

Don’t wanna know what tomorrow will bring
Don’t wanna know about anything
Don’t wanna know what the good book says
I just joined the ranks of the living dead
Don’t go!


Copyright Kathy Freeman/ Claudia Preda 1991
Track Name: All I Want
All I Want


Welcome to the hall of mirrors
Welcome to the fun of the fair
This is where I wasted half my life
Chasin' something that wasn’t there
Welcome to the party
It’s the one that never ends
Ah come on get me out of here
I wanna be your friend

You’re all I want
You’re all I want
You’re all I want
And I want it all

Been trapped inside this web of lies
From here to kingdom come
Breaks my heart to think about
The damage that’s been done
But you’re the best thing I’ve ever seen
Since God knows when
Wanna know just what it’s like
To feel good again

You’re all I want
You’re all I want
You’re all I want
And I want it all

Anyone can try to use you
Anyone can promise the earth
Anyone can tell you all kind of things
You don’t know what that’s worth
But you gotta believe me
I ain’t lyin’ when I say
I might as well go straight to hell
If I ever throw your love away

You’re all I want
You’re all I want
You’re all I want
And I want it all


Copyright Kathy Freeman 1989
Track Name: Here Come The Boys
Here Come the Boys

Well look who’s here, who’s just hit town
You better get some action, they won’t be hangin’ round
They’re lookin’ for love, they’re lookin’ mean
They know where they’re going - God knows where they’ve been

Here come the boys
Here come the boys
Here come the boys

They got social conscience, they really care
They know what’s right and wrong, and how to get their share
When it comes to women, they are the law
They don’t know what a woman wants they know what she’s for

Here come the boys
Here come the boys
Here come the boys

He calls his girlfriend up – she’s not at home
Well that’s ok, he’ll never walk alone
Cause life’s for living, not self-controi
And if you get diseases - that’s the way it goes

Here come the boys
Here come the boys
Here come the boys



copyright Kathy Freeman 1992
Track Name: I lost it
I Lost It




I had a moment of madness
I must have lost control
It all came out and I could not stop
Now I’ve dug myself a hole

I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’ve done it again
I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’ll take the blame

I can’t go back and I can’t revoke
A single thing I said
I could eat my words until I choke
I wish that I was dead

I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’ve done it again
I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’ll take the blame

I want to make amends
Don’t wanna fight again
But it’s too late now
I lost it anyhow

Another pointless journey round the dark side of the brain
Around and around and around and around and around we go again

I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’ve done it again
I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’ll take the blame










Copyright Kathy Freeman 1994
Track Name: Tosser
Tosser


He’s had a few pints, he starts to dribble and drool
He’s everyone’s mate, he’s nobody’s fool
He’s got some dosh, he’s down with the lads
They’re just having a laugh, is that really so bad?

Crawling all around like a fly on a table
He wants to get laid but he just isn’t able
to even make a start, but he just doesn’t get it
It’s not gonna happen if you don’t wanna let it
He’s a dog with a bone, he’s a man with a mission
He’s gotta wind up in a dominant posititon
He can’t work out why you don’t respond
He’s out of his depth – he doesn’t belong


Don’t touch me, Don’t touch me, Don’t touch me, No No No!
Don’t touch me, Don’t touch me, Don’t touch me, , No No No!

“What’s the matter with you you little stuck-up bitch?
Where we come from they don’t act like this!”
But where he comes from, he’s still a jerk
Two kids and a marriage that’ll never work


Don’t touch me, Don’t touch me, Don’t touch me, No No No!
Don’t touch me, Don’t touch me, Don’t touch me, No No No!


Kathy Freeman 1994
Track Name: God Made Me Do It
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Track Name: Out Of It
Out of it

Don’t wanna lick my wounds again for you or anyone
Don’t wanna wreck my happy home
I won’t investigate the empty space behind your pretty face
I’m gonna walk this world alone

Get out of my world, get out of my way, get out of my head
Get out of it, get out of it , get out of it, get out of it
Get out of my face, get out of my dreams, get out of my bed
Get out of it, get out of it, get out of it, get out of it

Why should I play these lousy stinking social games with you?
I don’t accept the values you embrace
I don’t accept a thousand fucking reasons that you care to give
Why you don’t have the guts to say it to my face

Get out of my world, get out of my way, get out of my head
Get out of it, get out of it, get out of it, get out of it
Get out of my face, get out of my dreams, get out of my bed
Get out of it, get out of it, get out of it, get out of it
For the last time

I wish you luck, I wish you well – I know we’re gonna meet in Hell
You can show me just how much you care
You can come and help me dig a shallow grave
For all the feelings that we share

The more you want, the more it’s always gonna hurt
Each time it goes inside, it never goes away
I’m gonna build a wall so high, you’ll never get over it
It won’t be me that has to pay – this time

Get out of my world, get out of my way, get out of my head
Get out of it, get out of it, get out of it, get out of it
Get out of my face, get out of my dreams, get out of my bed
Get out of it, get out of it, get out of it, get out of it
Get out of my world, get out of my way, get out of my head
Get out of it, get out of it, get out of it, get out of it
Get out of my face, get out of my dreams, get out of my bed
Get out of it, get out of it, get out of it, get out of it
Get out of it, get out of it, get out of it, get out of it
Get out of it, get out of it, get out of it, get out of it