Moon Boot Lover

Back On Earth

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Longtime Moon Boot Lover frontman and guitarist Peter Prince creates another document of his trademark "rocket soul." His soulful voice rides atop the band's funky grooves. More impressive than his voice, though, is his blistering guitar. The solos don't come in abundance here, but when they do, it is obvious that Prince is a rare case of a musician whose instrumental voice is almost interchangeable with his vocal one. Bassist Jon Hawes and drummer Andy Herrick provide ample backing here, though it is really Prince's show. Another saving grace here is Prince's lyrics, which are far from the usual booty-shakin' motif of most funk (which his voice is more than acclimated for). His distinct style hits on sci-fi "Alien Vacation," blues "Stay With Me," addiction "Bag a Day Habit," and others. Prince's bent persona twists the topics with simple nudges into surrealism and comic lucidity.

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