The debut EP from half of the twisted duo Ween
sees guitarist Mickey Melchiondo, aka Dean Ween
, aka Mickey Moist, providing lo-fi metal backdrops for the humorously offensive and mildly asinine lyrics of singer Dickie Moist. This is pretty much for Ween
aficionados who can't get enough, and the songs sound like the harder-edged guitar romps that Melchiondo has occasionally penned for his full-time project. As usual, nothing is sacred, and it couldn't be clearer than in the group's ode to drunk driving and the legal blood alcohol level, "1.0 (Fuck No)." Moistboyz is a gloriously ragged inside joke, but it also happens to be pretty funny on occasion. It's interesting to see what happens when things are left solely up to Melchiondo, as the more creative and collaborative work of Ween
falls to the wayside in favor of loud, dirty jokes. Simple drum machine beats lay the foundation for thickly distorted riffing, and while it isn't exactly a melange of styles, the short length (six songs) allows for the feel to set in without overstaying its welcome. Ween
fans will probably want to get their hands on this EP, but for those that are uninitiated, it's much easier to stomach Melchiondo's full-time endeavor than this irreverent rock expedition.