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MP3 Neblung Price - Third

Melancholy and melody. Sometimes LOUD.

11 MP3 Songs
POP: Quirky, ROCK: Acoustic

THE BROOKLYN RAIL Review by Dann Baker

Jim Price of Neblung Price has been a dj at WFMU 91.1 FM for many years...and a damned good one. He began there in 1976 and was an early champion of R. Stevie Moore, with whom he has collaborated with since 1978. Price played an electic, free form stew of fiercely original stuff, from cheesy psychedelia to noisecore; in both cases, this electicism had a positive impact on his own music.

Strictly a studio band, NEBLUNG PRICE (Jim and his partner, Rick Neblung) build their recordings painstakingly track by track. The result is an inspired chameleonism. It''s not so much genre-hopping (like Shonen Knife) or mimicry (like Todd Rundgren or Ween); it''s more like someone poured a whole lotta good stuff together and then filtered it through their own offbeat, wry sensibility.

It helps that the lyrics aren''t jokey or imitative, they''re Imagist concrete. And unlike so many hipster bands, Neblung Price ain''t afraid to belt or lean into a well-crafted harmony, bless ''em. There''s folky sensibility here that''s partial to pretty melodies played on acoustic guitars...or maybe it''s a smokey sensibility, by way of Lee Hazelwood and Jimmy Webb. At any rate, it rawks, so get off yer duffs & buy dis platter.

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