The No-Neck Blues Band

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Decades: 2000s
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By fusing Velvet Underground -inspired avant garde music and shamanic, experimental eclecticism, from 1992 onwards, the No-Neck Blues Band aka NNCK, along with fellow New York, USA act the Tower Recordings, were equally charged with initiating what would eventually be referred to as the ‘freak folk’ or ‘new weird America’ movement. Although acts such as California’s Brightblack Morning Light and Pennsylvania’s Espers would go on to gain post-millennial recognition with a softer, rounded, less abrasive approach to this style of music, from 1995 onwards this sprawling, prolific collective generally issued over an album a year of free-form mood music to an expectant underground audience.

The band members attempted to remain anonymous, fitting hand in glove with the mystery and selflessness evoked by their sound. For the most part they actually comprised Dave Nuss (31 July 1971, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA;...

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