Ribbed for Your Pleasure
'If you can make an audience laugh or make them horny, you've won them over.' - Phil Johnson Roadside Attraction's music doesn't defy categorization. It throws it in a blender set on 'puree' and whips up something fresh and exciting. In a time when artists want to easily fit into predetermined formats or genres of music, the only thing Roadside Attraction wants is to create music that combines substance with entertainment. Roadside Attraction's music is strongly influenced by the songwriting strength of Aerosmith, the versatility and sexual imagery of Prince, the frenetic sense of humor of Robin Williams, and the dreamer quality and boundary pushing mentality of Walt Disney. In the bizarre world of Roadside Attraction, they all make sense intermixing with each other. Their latest release, Ribbed For Your Pleasure, encompasses leader, Phil Johnson's thoughts on life as much as his lighthearted comical personality. Dripping with humor, sex appeal, and insightful lyrics, this collection of unparalleled rock songs will make you think like a philosopher and shake your butt like a drunken frat boy. Your journey starts with 'Brand New World'. In it, Phil describes how he has had to deal with the changes we must all face in life. Not just small things, but the kind of life altering changes that leave you hanging in mid air and force you to re-focus and redefine your ambitions. Then in 'World Of Make Believe' he takes a lighter approach on the theme and describes how you can be caught up in the perfect daydream and be brutally ripped out of it by some mundane detail of reality. But before letting you fall too hard into the realm of reality, songs like 'Rumpalicious Booty Shaker' help you forget about your daily grind and supply you with a few 'impure' thoughts to boot. Roadside Attraction's slanted perspective on life along with their versatile musicianship creates songs that you must experience first hand to appreciate. Because while we are all stuck in reality and we need to focus on what we want to keep ourselves from going mindlessly through each day, it doesn't hurt to take off the blinders and laugh at life as well.