"The Un-Stableboy" CD
Genres: pop, psychedelic rock, indie rock
Nov 25 - Dec 1 2002
Mungenast's The Un-Stableboy is certainly an interesting
release. Taking influences from bands like The Byrds, The
Beatles, and The Rolling Stones, it's amazing how
contemporary his sound his.
Take "Lithium Statement," for example. A dreamy,
psychedelic ride, it starts off with a nice Byrds-esque guitar
feel, and then rockets to the moon in a tidal wave of outer-limits
guitar soloing, only to fall back to earth in the final minute.
Meanwhile, "Dead Tree Stroll" is a relaxed tune with
male/female vocals and nice guitar stroking in the background. When
the drums come in, the piece becomes even more pleasant, with a very
nice melody to boot. "He Is Radio" is also a nice tune, with
a feel similar to that of many sixties pop groups and a great "doo-doo-doo"
chorus. Alternatively, there's "Yarmouth Nocturne (for
Ginny)," a sparse, calm piece that is comprised of a guitar
stroke repeated over and over in an experimental, yet very compelling
Altogether, Tim Mungenast's album is a very nice one, with
lots of interesting conventions on old sixties and seventies ideas.
Mixing psychedelia and pop seamlessly, there isn't much to complain
about here. While the vocals do take some time to get used to, all in
all this makes for a very enjoyable release.
10 tracks; distributed by the