Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
1995 reissue on Pacemaker of the hard rockin' Canadian quintet's third album. Originally released in 1977 on Mercury, it features nine tracks, including 'Nothin' Comes Easy', 'Sweet Reputation (Symphony For Margaret)', 'Yo... more »
1995 reissue on Pacemaker of the hard rockin' Canadian quintet's third album. Originally released in 1977 on Mercury, it features nine tracks, including 'Nothin' Comes Easy', 'Sweet Reputation (Symphony For Margaret)', 'Young Legs' and 'Ridin' High'.
Better than alot of the known hard rockers.
Edward A. Granados | Sherman Oaks, Calif. USA. | 12/20/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Moxy at this time was very powerful in dual guitar attacks especially by the most efficient Earl Johnson. They had a huge following in Texas and should have been all over the states. The (...) drumming of the late Bill Wade is driven, and the screaming hard vocals by the great late Buzz Sherman is proof of the reason why he was ac/dc's first choice to replace Bon Scott. The song "Ridin High" is an anthem rocker and "Young Legs" shows the power of their live shows. A very beautiful ballad "Another Time, Another Place" highlights the versatility and writing of the band. This album never grows old when it comes to hard rock and through all the hardships this band has endured they continue to rock on."
Moxy Rocks Again!!!
scott melton | Texas | 03/21/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Growing up in a small south Texas town, music was ,and is, my life.Moxy was the first pure hard rock albun I ever heard. I was hooked. After a really rockin first album, Moxy had tried to expand their sound on Moxy 2. It did not work. This album is a return to the hard-rockin sound of their first but with a little more maturity. The guitar work is first rate, and Buzz Shearman, vocalist, is a screamer of the first rank. This album was made when melody was as important as punishing guitar. Buy this one and thier first for the best of Moxy."
Moxy Wears Their Infuences on this Album
JAMES MCCORMICK | cedar rapids, Iowa United States | 08/10/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"4 Star = Classic
I first heard of Moxy in the mid 70's, & for a couple of years held off of buying anything, not because I didn't like them (I really didn't have an opinion), but I was to busy buying other artists I was much more familiar with. Then one day I picked up "Under the Lights." I was anxious to hear it because I'd thought so long to buy a Moxy album. Boy did I buy the wrong Moxy album!!! I think I spun it once or twice, & then wrote them off.
Around 1980 I was over at a friends house & spied Moxy ""Ridin' High." I was curious to hear how this album stacked up as compared to "Under the Lights." My friend put it on his turntable & I was very pleasantly surprised on how good "Ridin' High" was. I made a mental note to pick up this album, but soon it was in the back of my mind, & it was 25 years later that I finally got around to buying it!
When "Ridin' High" arrived in the mail I eagerly played it. The first thing that struck was how many of these songs I was familiar with. I really didn't think that these songs would have ingrained their selves in my mind after so many years, but they surely did! Second thing I noticed is how much Moxy sounded like different bands, but not quite the same. The biggest example of this was "Rock Baby" who's guitar riff intro sounded almost exactly like Ted Nugent "Stormtroopers," then it veered off in a different direction, but Ted's aura hung on thickly. The third thing I noticed is that even if many of these songs did not sound original, they were fueled with high energy, addicting riffs, good melodies & vocals. I especially liked "Long Legs" an early funk/metal song that sounded like a combination of Tommy Bolin's "Teaser" & any numerous Pat Travers funk/metal monsters. "Long Legs" is one smokin' track! "Nothing Comes Easy" is also very memorable, a true road warrior song with great hooks. This song also reminds me of someone else's work, Foghat's, "Fool for the City." Some of the vocal melody line is almost identical; example; "Nothing comes easy" = "Going to the city," from "Fool for the City." Yes, Moxy does sound like a multitude of bands, but they seemed always to manage to pull it off on "Ridin' High" with out direct plagiarism.
"Ridin' High" is a very enjoyable album. One that sinks its hooks into your brain, even though you feel like you might have been here before, they feel like an old friend your getting re-acquainted with after a long absence. "Ridin' High" has spurred me on to considering picking up their first two albums, which I understand are also very good. I just don't know if I got another 25 years to wait!