Very, very close to 5 stars.
A. Covert | Up North, CA | 09/17/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Alright, where do I start? If you are a Mojo fan and you don't have "Frenzy", BUY THIS NOW! If you have never heard of Mojo, but you think you might like him and want to pick a good album to start with, BUY THIS NOW! Honestly, I think this may be his best album ever! It's a sloppy, drunken mess, and I mean that as a compliment. This is an album that is laugh-out-loud funny, raw, poetic, slightly deranged and totally rockin'! Rock n' Roll will never be dead as long as Mojo is around.
So, what do you get on this album? "The Amazing Bigfoot Diet" kicks things off and it appears to be an entire song with tabloid headlines for lyrics. Next up is "Stuffin' Martha's Muffin", the infamous slam of MTV and it's original VJ Martha Quinn. "I Hate Banks" is a fun little song and "Feeling Existential" will have you listening over and over to catch all the lyrics. "Ain't Got No Boss" is required listening for anyone who is fed up with their stupid 9 to 5 job. Play it loud in your car on the way home from work on Friday! "I'm Living With A Three-Foot Anti-Christ" is not only a great song title, but a great song about an unusual subject for rock n' roll: settling down and having children. Sample lyric: "Now, you've got yourself a mate/And the hours gettin' late/You're thinking that maybe you wanna procreate". You'll find yourself humming this one over and over for days on end. "Get Out Of My Way!" is a brilliant little song about gridlock and the hell of commuting. And make sure you check out "Burn Down The Malls", "Son Of Santa" and "Jesus At McDonalds".
Mojo & Skid will keep you entertained and happy from the first note to the last. One thing to keep in mind though, this is real, raw music. Mostly just guitar and washboard and a lot of times it sounds like Mojo is making up the lyrics on the spot. This all just makes it better in my opinion. This is real rock n' roll, folks. Check it out!