Southern Culture On The Skids' new album MOJO BOX doesn't have any cuts as funny as some you may have heard in the past but it's consistently pleasant from beginning to end. If you haven't heard them before or much, they're like the B-52's of southern rock, sort'a. They're a little twangy at times and sometimes not. They're a power trio, guitar, bass, and drums. Ocassionally they bring in a keyboardist or a horn but mostly it's just 1, 2, 3. Several of the cuts including the first one SMILEY YEAH YEAH YEAH's rhythmn seems reminiscent of Creedence Clearwater Revival. I think alot of the tunes on this album owe somethin' to CCR. The second cut, the title cut, MOJO BOX starts with a heavy bass line alot like the PETER GUNN THEME but redefines that sound into a very funky R&B soundin' groove. The lyrics are the usual silly stuff. Dude needs that little extra edge from what's in the Mojo Box. It's my impression that what's actually in the Mojo Box is aftershave with deer spleen or somethin' to help score with the chicks??? My interpretation is certainly open to challenge! Cut 3, DOUBLEWIDE, has some nice guitar that sounds like a cross of Dick Dale and the 5-52's. When you throw in the organ part on this one, the guys and gal sound rather B-52-ish on this one. They sound good doing it. It's certainly recommended listening before you choose your own mobile home! '69 EL CAMINO gives a kuntry funk edge to a car song. It works for me. THE WET SPOT is the pure surf sound instumental with two guitar tracks criss crosssing each other sort'a at times. Possible inspiration: Dick Dale, hmnn. SOULFUL GARAGE has bassist Mary Huff singing a duet with guitarist Rick Miller. This one seems very B-52-ish. It works for me. She doesn't sing as much on this one as some of the previous albums. She gets FIRE OF LOVE all to herself. She so reminds me of Kate Pierson of the B-52's. This cut reminds me of the B-52's with a much better guitarist sort'a... SWAMP FOX is a purr-dy good I saw a girl in skimpy attire, my hormones are a'racin' song. "...swamp fox in a halter top..." THE SWEAT SPOT is a catchy little instrumental that sounds like one of those instrumental 60's bands like The T-Bones or Marketts, except with much better guitar playing. Obviously, I like the way Rick Miller plays. To me, there's no dead cuts on this album. It sounds purr-dy good beginning to end. Miller's guitar carries the show. He's versitile. He drifts back and forth between so many sounds so effortlessly. There's nothin' as funny as some of the stuff on previous efforts like PLASTIC SEAT SWEAT or that song from the Sandra Bullock movie, "...my baby's liquored up and laquered down, she's got the biggest hair in town...", but I like bands with a comical edge...and Southern Culure On The Skids certainly has that goin' on. Boogie on guys and gal!