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I Was Real

by 75 Dollar Bill

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75 Dollar Bill is one of the essential groups at the heart of NYC's underground. Driven by the telepathic union of Che Chen's microtonal electric guitar and Rick Brown's odd metered percussion their long-form sound is unmistakable and compelling. On their third album I WAS REAL, the group expands in bold new directions, embracing brilliant fuller orchestrations, joyous rockers and entrancing new textures. I WAS REAL is a monumental signature work capturing the group at the peak of their powers.


released June 28, 2019

Rick Brown: plywood crate, hand and foot percussion, crude horns

Che Chen: 6 and 12-string and quarter-tone guitars, percussion

Sue Garner: guitar and bass guitar

Cheryl Kingan: alto and baritone saxophones

Andrew Lafkas: contrabass

Karen Waltuch: viola

Jim Pugliese: percussion

Barry Weisblat: signal processing, casio sk-1

Steve Maing: quarter-tone guitar

Carey Balch: hi-hat


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