PRETTY BOY FLOYD "Size Really Does
by Dana Brittingham
6 Baby Wipes out of 10
Colorful, glammy, and completely scent-free, the cover displays all 4 PBF guys standing around, pouting and posing as they're apt to do. It took me a bit to realize that these are 4 separate photos all merged together to make it look like one picture. Perhaps they couldn't stand each other's smell long enough to get a group photo taken.
8 Deodorant Sticks out of 10
Cool! It's one of those mini-posters. One side (6 panels worth) has a big group photo with a collage of live pics at the top, perfect for hanging up on your bedroom wall or in your gym locker. The other side has all the lyrics and a live photo of each guy in the band, with only one panel dedicated to credits, contact info, and thanks. The 'special thanks' section really is just a short paragraph thanking everyone in general without naming any specifics, with a big "go fuck yourselves" to anyone who's dissed the band over the years. I hope Metal Sludge is included in the overall thanks and not in the "fuck off" category. Still, they could've mentioned us by name. But all in all, the booklet's well thought out and is designed professionally, and fits in with PBF's glam nation theme.
Cans of Lysol out of 10
First of all, never in a million years did I think I'd ever give the songs on a Pretty Boy Floyd CD an 8/10 rating, but here I am doing it. I was really surprised at these songs, and while PBF never was quite my cup of tea, Size Really Does Matter impressed me way more than I thought it would. The whole album sounds like a mix of old school sleaze rock, not unlike early Faster Pussycat or PBF's Electric Boyz album, with a lot of new school punk sounds thrown in. The result is a collection of modern, catchy, snarly party songs that are sure to impress anyone who ever dug these guys or their ilk. Of course, the only member of the original Pretty Boy Floyd is Steve "Sex" Summers, but that's what gives the band their voice and it just wouldn't be Pretty Boy Floyd without good ol' Steve. Highlights include the songs "Dead," "I've Got Nothing," "Another Day in the Death of America," and "It's Alright." There's a song called "Fuck The Rock" that I kind of like too, but Steve's repeating of the words "Fuck the Rock" over and over and over again gets a little bit on my nerves. The one song that doesn't fit in and should've probably been left off the disc entirely is called "2Heads2Faces." It's just boring and is kind of a bummer to listen to in the midst of such punky, upbeat tracks. Musically, you can tell that, when sober, Leslie and that Tschad guy are decent players. The production is kind of muddy and Dish's drums sound muffled in spots, but overall, this is fun to listen to, and if you're a fan of these guys is totally a must-have.
Comments: Too bad Pretty Boy Floyd didn't have this disc to sell last summer when they did our MSX tour, as the players on this disc were also the infamous "scented" touring lineup. They could've sold a few discs on the road and maybe would've had a few extra bucks to buy some soap. But we heard Steve ditched those guys a few months ago and now is performing Pretty Boy Floyd shows with members of the Peppermint Creeps. Naturally, Steve still gets his 70%.