Australian singles chart:
The Freak entered the Kent charts on 3 May 1971 and peaked at #27.
The song is on the album Zoot Out.
By 1970, Zoot’s band members had tired of the garish pink outfits and associated harassment and physical abuse of their ‘think pink’ phase. To rid themselves of the bubblegum/teen idol image, they burnt their outfits on TV music show Happening ’70.
They released a hard rock cover of The Beatles’ song, Eleanor Rigby which became their most popular single. That was followed in 1971 by another hard rock song , The Freak, which was their last single before breaking up.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoot_(band)
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