Just when you think you have the Incredible Moses Leroy figured out, he changes gears on you. This disc opens with the goofy proto-disco of "Beep Beep Love" (which might make some listeners grope for the stereo power button). But then it opens into wide-eyed bubblegum pop on "Fuzzy." And so it goes on through the disc — chiming new wave, Beach Boys-style harmonies, and techno-funk. It's all here and it might come off as too much of a mish-mash if not for the tongue-in-cheek glee with which Leroy pulls it off.
Years Active: '00s
Ron Fountenberry dubbed his musical persona the Incredible Moses Leroy, taking the "incredible" part as a nod to the stack of comic books that were some of the silent companions of his quiet childhood. He settled on the stage name Moses Leroy as a tribute to his great-grandfather, who fought for civil rights in his home state of Texas. As an only child growing up in a suburb of San Francisco, the alternative pop/rock musician saw himself as anything but incredible. The reserved youth who would grow...