You probably remember Fast Times at Ridgemont High" -- maybe you even lived it -- and the biggest hit from the soundtrack, Jackson Browne's "Somebody's Baby." The guys in Free Energy weren't in high school in the '80s, but they know how to capture the sing-and-clap-along joy of it all.
Free Energy is an exuberant Philadelphia-based rock band that plays the kind of pop-rock that sounds perfect in a stadium or a club.
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If Stephen Malkmus would have started a classic rock band rather than starting Pavement, it might have sounded like Free Energy. Powerful rock riffs, as glam as anything from the '70s, carry this Philadelphia-based band. Fans of Thin Lizzy or Cheap Trick will want to hear Free Energy's brand of straightforward, no tricks, Marshall-and-Gibson rock & roll.