Pretty Boy Floyd – Size Really Does Matter

Pretty Boy Floyd - Size Really Does Matter
Released 2003 (TB Records), 2004 (Cleopatra/Deadline)

Track List:
01. Dead
02. Suicide
03. I’ve Got Nothing
04. Earth Girls
05. Things I Said
06. Another Day (In The Death of America)
07. 2 Heads 2 Faces
08. Fuck The Rock
09. 727
10. It’s Alright

Steve Summers – vocals
T’Chad – guitar
Lesli Sanders – bass
Dish – drums

Produced by Lesli Sanders and Brian Haught.

“No, honey. I promise! Size doesn’t matter!”

  Pretty Boy Floyd is back to bust every man who ever heard this from their significant other’s bubble… Apparently small bubble at that! They’ve got a new record called Size Really Does Matter and it really does rock as well. The first thing some of you may be wondering is who is in the band. To answer your question, only Steve “Sex” Summers remains as an original member. But he surrounds himself with qualified musicians and writes good songs to support his sleazy vocal style. As a matter of fact, Summers sounds almost identical to Vince Neil on a few cuts. Nothing wrong with that, is there?

  So, how is the new material? Honestly, it’s pretty damn cool. Songs like “Suicide”, “Another Day”, and “Fuck The Rock” are very cool songs as well as the great ballad called “727”. But there are flaws in the album. First, the production and mixing is muddy. I am not a fan of muddy production, as crisp sound really brings songs to life. The production is not terrible by any means… By that, I mean it is professional. But it does not sound as crisp and clean as the remastered version of Leather Boyz With Electric Toyz. What’s my favorite cut? I’ve got two, as a matter of fact. I like “Another Day In America” because of the rock ‘n’ roll attitude. “They string me up, I’ll never fall down. I’ll look that gun right up the barrel.” I dig it… A little defiant behavior… Ah rebellion, how I’ve missed you from rock ‘n’ roll oh these many years!

  Another one I dig is “Fuck The Rock”. I was afraid this would be another band like Bon Jovi somehow ripping on rock… You know, the thing that allows Jon to have a golden toilet paper holder? It actually is somewhat a rant about the current state of rock ‘n’ roll. Summers even goes as far as to say, “Shit heads, is that where it’s at? Please bring my rock ‘n’ roll back. Is this you or is it MTV?” adding “You want to be just like them, you wanna act just like a trend?” Once again, it’s up yours rock ‘n’ roll. I love it.

  On a scale system from 1 to 5, I’d probably give this album 3 and 3/4ths or 4 stars. I’d say classic Motley Crue, Faster Pussycat, and Vain fans would dig this album most. So, if you have an extra $15 laying around, pick it up. It’s worth it.

Reviewed by James for Sleaze Roxx, February 2006.

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