Freakbeat
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Freakbeat
CD cover artwork for Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts from the British Empire and Beyond, 1964-1969, a compilation featuring many examples of 60s freakbeat rock

Freakbeat is a subgenre of rock and roll music developed mainly by harder-driving British groups, often those with a mod following during the Swinging London period of the mid to late 1960s.[1][2] The term was coined by English music journalist Phil Smee.[3] Allmusic writes that freakbeat is loosely defined, but generally describes the more obscure but hard-edged artists of the British Invasion era such as the Creation, the Pretty Things or Denny Laine's early solo work.[4]

Much of the material collected on Rhino Records's 2001 box-set compilation Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts from the British Empire and Beyond, 1964-1969 can be classified as freakbeat.[5]

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