Is that Freedom Rock? Turn it up Man!

The Freedom Rock phenomenon took a nation by storm in the late 1980s and just as quickly as it came, it was gone, but the message lives on.

If it is freedom rock you are playing…turn it up…man.


Garry Vander Voort

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7 thoughts on “Is that Freedom Rock? Turn it up Man!

  1. patrick j doody says:

    I LOVE this commercial. My buddy actually bought this collection and it rocked.

  2. patrick j doody says:

    I just played this in the edit room I’m working in, and one of my buddies was able to still sing most of the songs in the exact order. Amazing what sticks with you over the years.

  3. I found myself still able to recall what was coming next. I wonder if their is any chance I could revive “Is that freedom rock?” as an ironic catchphrase.

  4. To this day, I will still respond to “Is that freedom rock?” with “TURN IT UP MAN”, even though I’m skipping lines in the script

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