Friday, 5 November 2010

James Freud - Breaking Silence

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James Randall Freud (born Colin Joseph McGlinchey, 29 June 1959 – 4 November 2010) was an Australian rock musician-songwriter. He was a member of Models during the 1980s and wrote their two most popular singles, "Barbados" and "Out of Mind, Out of Sight".

His autobiographies I Am the Voice Left from Drinking (2002) and I Am the Voice Left from Rehab (2007) detail his career in music entertainment and addictions. On 27 October 2010, Models were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame by former member Wendy Matthews, Freud's absence from the ceremony was explained as being due to "another bicycle accident". Freud committed suicide on 4 November and is survived by his wife, Sally, and two sons, Jackson and Harrison. It's bad enough that we have lost so many legends lately and every other day there is some news of another with some life threatening disease and now this tragic news RIP James.

Here's James's 1980 album "Breaking Silence" You might like to have a listen and remember James.


  1. before The Models there was Teenage Radio Stars.

  2. A true classic never got around to buying this when it came out and I don't know why but better late then never. Did have the single though. Mrs Ozzie thanks you as well because she doesn't have to hunt it down on Ebay now. :) but I'm sure I'll find others for her lol