Published Feb 24, 2009Though you may not know him by name, chances are that you've heard drummer Josh Freese play on something. Besides being a founding member of the Vandals, the prolific skin-beater has toured and recorded with Devo, Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle, the Offspring and many others.
The prolific musician also occasionally releases solo work, which started with 2000's Notorious One Man Orgy. Now, on March 23, Freese will be releasing his sophomore effort, Since 1972. Keeping with the times, the album is available in a number of purchasing options, many of which are absolutely ridiculous, ranging from a personal phone call from Freese to a home-made lasagne from a NIN member and a mini-golf trip with Maynard Keenan and Mark Mothersbaugh. The prices range from seven dollars to $75,000, and Freese insists that all the options are for real.
Here's the full list:
-Digital Download of Since 1972 (including three videos).
-CD/DVD Double Disc Set and digital download.
-CD/DVD Double Disc Set, T-shirt and "Thank You" phone call from Josh for buying Since 1972. You can tell him what you like about the record that you purchased, or what you thought sucked. Ask whatever you want, like, "Is Maynard really THAT weird?" or "Which one of Sting's mansions has the comfiest beds?" or "Are Devo really Suburban Robots that monitor reality or just a bunch of dads from Ohio?" or "Why don't the Vandals play more stuff off the first record?" It's your five minutes to yack it up. Talk about whatever you want.
$250 (limited edition of 25)
-A signed CD/DVD and digital download, T-shirt, a signed drum head and drumsticks, plus a lunch date with Josh to PF Changs or The Cheesecake Factory (whatever you're into).
$500 (limited edition of 15)
-A signed CD/DVD and digital download, T-shirt, signed cymbal and sticks, plus meet Josh in Venice, CA and go floating together in a Sensory deprivation tank (filmed and posted on youtube) and dinner at Sizzler (get your $8.99 Steak and "all you can eat" shrimp on).
$1,000 (limited edition of ten)
-A signed CD/DVD and digital download, T-shirt, signed cymbal, drum head and drumsticks. Plus, Josh washes your car OR does your laundry... or you can wash his car. Have dinner with Josh aboard the "Queen Mary" in Long Beach, CA, get drunk and cut each other's hair in the parking lot of the Long Beach courthouse (filmed and posted on Youtube, of course).
$2,500 (limited edition of five)
-A signed CD/DVD and digital download, plus a private drum lesson with Josh or for all you non-drummers, have him give you a back and foot massage (couples welcome). As well, pick any one member of the Vandals or DEVO (subject to availability) to accompany you and Josh to either the Hollywood Wax Museum or the lunch buffet at the "Spearmint Rhino." And a signed DW snare drum, three items of your choice out of his closet (first come, first serve) and, lastly, change diapers and make bottles with him for an afternoon (after hitting the strip club).
$5,000 (limited edition of three)
-A signed CD/DVD and digital download, T-shirt, plus Josh writes a song about you and makes it available on iTunes. As well, co-direct a video with him for the song about you and throw it up on the Youtubes. Josh gives you and a friend a private tour of Disneyland, plus get drunk together. If you don't drink we can go to my Dad's place and hang out under the "Tuba tree." And lastly, Stone from Pearl Jam will send you a letter telling you about his favourite song on Since 1972.
$10,000 (limited edition of one)
-A signed CD/ DVD and digital download, T-shirt, a signed DW snare drum from A Perfect Circle's 2003 tour. Plus, Josh gives you a private drum lesson OR his and hers foot/back massage (couples welcome, discreet parking). Twiggy from Manson's band and Josh take you and a guest to Roscoes Chicken n' Waffle in Long Beach for dinner. Josh takes you and guest to Club 33 (the super-duper ,exclusive and private restaurant at Disneyland located above the Pirates Of The Caribbean) and then hit a couple rides afterwards (preferably the Tiki Room, Haunted Mansion and The Tower Of Terror). At the end of the day at Disneyland drive away in Josh's Volvo station wagon. It's all yours... take it. Just drop him off on your way home though, please.
$20,000 (limited edition of one)
-A signed CD/DVD and digital download, T-shirt, a signed drum from the 2008 Nine Inch Nails tour. Maynard James Keenan, Mark from Devo and Josh take you miniature golfing and then drop you off on the side of the freeway (all filmed and posted on Youtube). Josh gives you a tour of Long Beach - see his first apartment, the coffee shop on 2nd St where his buddy paid Dave Grohl $40 to rip up tile just weeks before joining Nirvana. See the old Vandals rehearsal spot, the liquor store he got busted using a fake I.D. at when he was 17 (it was Dave from the Vandals' old ID). Go check out Snoop Dogg's high- school. For an extra 50 bucks see where Tom and Adrian from No Doubt live. For another $25 he'll show ya where Eric from NOFX and Brooks from Bad Religion get their hair cut. Spend the night aboard the Queen Mary and take the "Ghosts And Legends" tour (separate rooms... no spooning). Josh writes two songs about you and they're made available on iTunes and appear on his next record (you can sing back up on 'em, clap, play the drums, triangle, whatever...). As well, a drum lesson OR foot and back massage (once again... couples welcome and discreet parking available). Pick any three items out of Josh's closet.
$75,000 (limited edition of one)
-A signed CD/DVD and digital download, T-shirt, plus go on tour with Josh for a few days. Have Josh write, record and release a five-song EP about you and your life story. Take home any of his drum sets (only one but you can choose which one). Take shrooms and cruise Hollywood in Danny from TOOL's Lamborghini OR play quarters and then hop on the Ouija board for a while. Josh will join your band for a month - play shows, record, party with groupies, etc. If you don't have a band he'll be your personal assistant for a month (four day work weeks, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Take a limo down to Tijuana and he'll show you how it's done (what that means exactly we can't legally get into here). If you don't live in Southern California (but are a U.S. resident) he'll come to you and be your personal assistant/cabana boy for two weeks. And take a flying trapeze lesson with Josh and Robin from NIN, go back to Robin's place afterwards and his wife will make you raw lasagne.
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