Price 5 MIDI Files
Unfortunately, since FM Synthesizers and wavebank technology have progressed
since these songs were written, and since said technology varies from
soundcard to soundcard, most of these don't sound as the were originally
intended. So if you wonder "why on earth did they use that ungodly
sounding instrument there?" the answer is probably that it sounded much
better at the time. However, evenly perfectly reproduced, you'd probably
still laugh at our compositions.
- Not surprisingly, this was the second dance song we wrote. I'm not
sure what happened to the first, which got everything started. We initially
wrote these songs to make good on our claim that in a few hours we
could write dance music as crappy as the stuff our female friends in
highschool were listening to. This one has a lovely banjo solo by Tim.
- At some point, all of these songs had names, but I've forgotten what
they were. This one isn't actually a dance tune, but at the time we
created the file, it was going to be. It's sort of a little guitar/bass
interlude or something. Personally, I think it sucks a little less
than the others.
- I was listening to a lot of Emerson, Lake, and Palmer when I started
writing this one. Lots of excessive keyboard runs and whatnot. We weren't
big on descriptive file names.
- I think this one was called "JP5-1" because it was the first song
we wrote after we came up with the name "The John Price 5" (which,
incidentally, we did before the Ben Folds Five were well-known). It
represents the height of our copy-and-paste musical efforts, save "JP5-2"
(produced by Scott Crawford), which was sadly lost in a hard-drive
- I think we wrote this before we began writing any of the other songs.
It's our one "classical" piece, named after a Tuba player we once knew.
There's quite a few in-jokes involved in it, and needless to say, we
think it's hilarious. If I told you what the jokes were, you wouldn't
find them funny.