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Freedy Johnston learns to let go

Mark Rowland, Musician, April 1999

FREEDY JOHNSTON has this complicated relationship with control. He wants it over his music, for all the right reasons, but he knows from experience that it isn't always good for him. It was Freedy, after all, who insisted on leaving 'Bad Reputation' off his masterful major-label debut on Elektra, This Perfect World; cooler heads eventually prevailed, and the track became Johnston's signature song.

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