Release Date: Jan 19, 2010
Record label: Wicked Cool
Genre(s): Rock, Alternative
The Len Price 3 made the rather wise decision to make a few alterations to their winning formula on the band’s third album, 2010's Pictures. Their love of mid-'60s Who, mid-'60sSmall Faces, and mid-'60s garage rock still blasts forth from the speakers like a high-volume mash note, their performances are still energetic and powerful, and they still have a youthful enthusiasm that helps them leap past any charges of being mere slavish imitators of past greatness. Pictures is easily the equal of the impressive Rent a Crowd, possibly even superior.
Though they surely enjoy all the modern conveniences of the 21st century, one can’t shake the feeling that the men of Len Price 3—singer/guitarist Glen Page, drummer Neil Fromow and bassist Steve Huggins—might have been born about 50 years too late. If it were 1966, Len Price 3’s three LPs to date (Chinese Burn, Rentacrowd and, now, Pictures) would have been released in a 10-month span. The band would have been hailed as garage/Britpop conquering heroes/progenitors, and hell, they’d probably be playing the Super Bowl Halftime Show in this alternate universe’s 2010.
Fizzy, furious and cheerfully unreconstructed rock’n’roll. Andrew Mueller 2010 Nobody in The Len Price 3 is called Len Price, but the name seems nevertheless appropriate: workmanlike, no-nonsense, somewhat redolent of meat and potatoes, the sort of thing getaway drivers were called in black-and-white Ealing comedies. Pictures, the Kent trio’s third album, is distinguished and defined by a fundamentalist disdain for frippery – or, indeed, for any whiff of a suggestion that anything worth noticing has happened in popular music since the release of The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society.