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on 9 September 2009
...proclaims Dickey Moist at the start of this unreal DVD. Maybe he wants to stop the giggles from the local dumb broad in the back before they happen? Maybe he's playing up to the anti-gay image the band holds by deterring any potential male comers-on?? (Not that any of them are what you would call 'pretty boys'.) The fact is, every pore of every member is about to work overtime in the name of blistering rock 'n' roll... which is exactly what the Moistboyz do best.

The Moistboyz, while being one of those bands whose t-shirts I will never wear around town (or at all), are nevertheless a band you cannot help but adore in every respect. They have everything you need in a rock band - Dickey Moist, a frontman who is quite clearly obsessed with Iggy Pop, willing to go that extra mile onstage by consuming that extra beer while writhing about on his back looking for the setlist mumbling a bunch of garbage - yet never forgetting a single venomous lyric. Mickey Moist, a.k.a. Dean Ween, a man so well versed in the heavy riff they practically spill out of his ears. Dave Dreiwitz, the bassist for Ween, who can lock into a rhythm with the best of them - whilst also looking a bit out of place (dunno if it's just me but he doesn't look like the sort who would play in such an offensive band? You see him playing 'Ocean Man' on Ween's Live In Chicago and you sort of want to ruffle his hair and send him happily on his way. Yet here he is and man oh man, is he ever on top form).

This band are seemingly always greeted with confusion - "Do they practise what they preach? Are they a scary bunch of ra(p/c)ists?!" Who cares to be honest - when you have such incredible balls-on-the-table music as demonstrated by 'Keep The Fire Alive' (their stoner rock song, also hilariously mysogenistic), 'The Tweaker' (obvious influence there) and the unbelievable trip-out jam at the end of set closer 'F*ck You' - itself one of the most iconic riffs of our time - all the backstage stuff just sort of, well, becomes less important.

The Moistboyz are here to rock and sweat - let's hope they never retire.
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