SLINK MOSS in the Underground Media
(and Above)

UnSealed Ezine
Slink Moss with the Flying Aces
Legend (Rattlesnake/Waterdog)
“Although he’s released three albums as founder of the cult band the Farmers and a few solo efforts, Legend is the first disc I’ve heard from Slink Moss. Comprised of outtakes, demos and even a couple of film score pieces, most recorded with The Flying Aces, Legend is an eclectic collection drawing together elements of country, folk and rockabilly to power pop, surf and garage rock, and bits of everything in between. Virtually defying description, Legend is a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes of this intriguing artist, that will leave you searching out his other material.”
– Geoff Melto

Review from Splendid zine
“Smooth. Goofy. Fuzzy. Mysterious. Groovy. There are so many ways to describe the music of Slink Moss…how’s a star-struck reviewer to pick? I knew that Moss had really snared me when I heard these lines from “Rose”:Ê

We are animals
I’m a farmer
All I want to do is get next to you tonight
Under the morning light ooo, you’re so fine

Don’t you agree? Check out the silly theremin riffs on “People of a Planet Called Earth.” The cowboy goodness that infuses ‘Life Is a Chain.’ The pure harmonica pop of ‘Faith’ and ‘No True Love.’ It’s all good. This is by far the best collection of guitar driven blues-pop-quirk-rock I’ve heard in a long time. Moss writes simple, catchy songs and sings them in a clear, expressive voice backed by spare but rich arrangements. Ê Moss and his band, The Flying Aces, have been playing in Chicago and New York City. Catch them if you can! In the mean time, check out this CD. It’s a lot of fun.”
– Irving Bellemead

“What we got here with this CD is some old out-takes of Slink Moss and Company. Slink is a dabbler in all manner of American music from country to pop-rock. The CD was recorded by several different people famous in underground music. Slink also created the spectacular cover art which readers of Rocktober zine are sure to recognize as being from the slow moving comic, ‘The Rocking Ace.’ All in all, quite a catchy lil’ pop record that Slink fans are sure to enjoy heartily.”
– Irresistible Frank

Mike Lidskin
Twirl Radio
“A few months back, you sent me the new Slink Moss CD, “Legend”, so that I could play it on my radio show, Twirl, here in Sacramento. “Legend” is wonderful–I’ve already played several songs from it on Twirl. I love >the jangly, rootsy sounds. This fits in quite nicely with my format, which features Americana-type music, English rock eccentrics, and a variety of other sounds.”

Madison Clarion
March 30, 2000 / Volume 30, Issue 13
“Slink Moss is crying out with experiences from an observant soul. They have clear vocals and subtle medley of instruments, which makes you want to start singing along with the songs. Legend makes for good traveling music. At first all the songs sound similar, but once you listen deeper, you find that each song differs from the last by constructing its own mood and extracting sorrowful feelings and from inside yourself.”

Illinois Entertainer
Phantom Stranger
“Slink Moss creates an evocative and noirish organ-pumped-up groove on the fine “Phantom Stranger” (Rattlesnake), which will be included on the soon-to be-released Ghost Train ep. This creepy cool single would’ve been perfect for the soundtrack to Jim Jarmusch’s Mystery Train, and given the classic rock ‘n’ soul used in that film, that is a compliment of the highest order.”

New City
Ghost Train
“More like pre-’69 Who… just as rockin’ as usual.”

“Part Black-clad cool of Johnny Cash, part old-fashioned Rock and Roll of Buddy Holly, and a whole lot of the shameless self promotion of a Las Vegas lounge singer.” “Whether it be a hip cover song or a ten minute jam Slink and the Flying Aces have their bases covered.”

You Could Do Worse
“Slink’s voice is sexy and sincere enough to go over with Triple A fans of the Jayhawks and diehard Flat Duo Jet pompadour rockers alike, plus he covers Hank Sr. in timely fashion.”

New City
“ÉSlink Moss and the Flying Aces – a kind of midway point between the aforementioned power pop, Gene Vincent (they’re coming from a rockabilly angle), the Kentucky Headhunters (but with a pronounced country bent) and ? Mark and the Mysterians (the rockin’ organ sounds of Bill Maryniak, gentlemen!)”

Roctober Comics and Music No. 12
Live at Lounge Ax
“ÉThe Aces then played one of their best sets ever, really rock & rollin’ out some great rootsrock classics ad some fine originals. Slink was really on and the organ sounded great and all the Aces were in top flight condition.”

Chicago Tribune
“‘Basically I’m just an entertainer trying to make it into a big-time sphere,’ says Chicago singer-songwriter-guitarist Slink Moss. ‘I can’t wait to get into the mass media. It sounds cheesey, but it’ true.’”
“…Slink has fashioned a sound that he describes as ‘American music with rockabilly energy.”Slink is surprisingly adept at mixing genuine warmth and realness with an honestly eccentric show biz streak.”

Chcicago Reader
“Lanky, idiosyncratic songwriter-guitarist Moss plays the yodelin’ cosmic cowboy on Bones (Rattlesnake), philosophizing over a breezy campfire harmonica on “All Kinds of People,” and covering Hank Williams’ “Ramblin’ Man” to a flying-saucer-sound-effects obbligato. Unafraid of revealing tenderness (on his straightforward lullaby original, “Rockabye Baby”) or vulnerability (on “Where’s My Wife”), he even explores the farthest reaches of his dark side on the Cramps-ish “Suicide Rock (Oh Mama)”-which is all the eerier for having been produced by Jim Ellison.”

Oculus, Hoboken, NJ
“These twelve songs have a refreshing simplicity and admirable eagerness likely to please fans of rural Americana.”

Illinois Entertainer
“Country Rock that’s the Real McCoy”

TBR, Raleigh, NC
“If anybody wants a lesson on how to craft honest unpretentious pop that sounds just as good the thousandth time as it did the first, they should pick up this CD and study it because it doesn’t get much better than this! Blue Suede News “People interested in 60’s Garage Rock as an ongoing tradition should check this out.”

Tailspins Magazine
“A lot of different sounds coming from these boys.Hmm, what shall we call it? Cowboy spaz ‘billy? Mellow campfire sing along? Whatever the case, each song had me smiling wide. The first song, “Bones,” is a frantic rhythmic intro to the album complete with harmonica. On the calmer happier “Baby Talkin’” I was thinking they had just listened to some early Niel Diamond, started singing and getting out the tambourines, and clapping along. Harmonica, organ, and heavy bass are in “Suicide Rock (Oh Mama)” where Slink sings “…I’m your boy, WHOA Mama, your pride and joy.” Aww sweet! “Ramblin’ Man” by Hank Williams Sr. really makes you want to swagger and saddle up your horse and get outta here. Kind of a weird version with various space sounds mixed throughout. After I was done listening (the first time), I had to turn around and play BONES again.How can you not love a creation like this? Hee Haw.”