MUSIC PRODUCTION • ORIGINAL SONGS • SOUNDTRACKS • JINGLES & SPOTS
Rob Freeman has spent a lifetime making music. A self-taught pianist, he entertained with an accordion as a young boy and was writing songs prolifically by his early teens. In the ‘60s and ‘70s, Rob was keyboardist/writer with several bands. Over the years his original songs have been featured in movie and television soundtracks and covered by a variety of artists. Today his studio walls are lined with gold and platinum record awards which he earned during successful years as a record producer/recording engineer working with such artists as KISS, Ramones, Blondie, and The Go-Go’s. Recognized for his work with others’ music, Rob is not widely known as an artist himself. Hopefully that’s about to change.
Rob, along with Martin Balk and Paul Jost, was a founding member of RMI-TMI (pronounced "RUM'-ee tum'-ee"), a band that enjoyed a highly creative and progressive, if all too short-lived, musical experience together. There's a lot of history here—with many amazing musicians gracing the band and the album with various talents: Michael Barbiero, John Markel, Jared Melson, Jim Avey, Dave Link, Steve Novack, Jeffrey Lesser, and others—but I'll "save all my memories" for another day (and another webpage). Let the music speak for itself. Here is USKATURE TO AN OVUS, RMI-TMI's album recorded (twice!) in 1972 at MediaSound Studios, NYC, by the inimitable production team of Harvey Goldberg and Al Varner.
Co-lead singer Michael Barbiero declaring, "A uskus is muskus!" at Central Park Bandshell, NYC (1972
All songs written & arranged by RMI-TMI
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