This fifth release (hence, titled Moistboyz 5) from Pennsylvania’s Moistboyz (featuring Ween’s Mickey Melchiondo as Mickey Moist) has a great, straightforward ROCK-ness to it.  From the opening track “Protect And Serve”, which reminded me of The Nuge, circa Free For All, to “Hanging By A Thread” to “Down On The Farm” – this being the first three songs – I felt a warm familiarity – my youth and no-bullshit rock music.  Not metallic; not punky – just pure rock.  And that’s a good thing.  Singer Guy Heller (Dickie Moist) is a fine vocalist and makes these songs work well.  “Paperboy”, “High And Mighty”, “Medusa”…  there are 12 meaty cuts on this album and they’re all quality prime rock.  Great sounding production from Melchiondo; an all-around excellent delivery.


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Rob Ross

Rob Ross has been, for good, bad or indifferent, involved in the music industry for over 30 years - first as guitarist/singer/songwriter with The Punch Line, then as freelance journalist, producer and manager to working for independent and major record labels. He resides in Staten Island, New York with his wife and cats; he works out a lot, reads voraciously, loves Big Star and his orange Gretsch. Doesn't that make him neat?

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