Michael Frey

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Michael Frey grew up in Hoffman Estates, IL, and currently resides in Oak Creek, WI. He spent eight years employed in various music retail stores across both states. The pursuit of education led him to…
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Michael Frey grew up in Hoffman Estates, IL, and currently resides in Oak Creek, WI. He spent eight years employed in various music retail stores across both states. The pursuit of education led him to Wisconsin, where he spent three years studying at the University of Wisconsin-Madison before earning a B.A. in English from the UW-Milwaukee. Though he enjoys a broad spectrum of musical styles, his specific areas of interest are power pop, country-rock, and singer/songwriters. Michael contributes to AMG on a part-time basis and spends his free time searching record stores, going to shows, participating in recreational sports, and reading. He also remains a die-hard fan of the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears, despite several years of frustration, and is an avid viewer of The Simpsons and The Kids in the Hall.

Big Star - #1 Record/Radio City

Cheap Trick - In Color

The Clash - London Calling

The Replacements - Let It Be

Old 97's - Too Far to Care

Tom Waits - Closing Time

David Bowie - Hunky Dory

Joe Jackson - Look Sharp!

Sloan - Twice Removed

Luna - Bewitched

Jeff Buckley - Grace

Fountains of Wayne - Utopia Parkway

Marshall Crenshaw - Marshall Crenshaw

Elliott Smith - Either/Or

Tommy Keene - Songs from the Film

Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister

Matthew Sweet - Girlfriend

R.E.M. - Document

The Posies - Dear 23

Jellyfish - Bellybutton

Michael Penn - March

Goo Goo Dolls - Hold Me Up

Elvis Costello & the Attractions - The Very Best Of

Crowded House - Crowded House

Gigolo Aunts - Flippin' Out