Back in the 90s
Depending on your taste, they may not get an A for pleasantry, but Hobex undeniably gets an A for effort – hell, they’re laying down music in genres that have a few cobwebs on them. A little bit of Motown and a little post-disco, Back in the 90s is anything BUT 90s. There’s lots of funk and groove, plenty of scratchy and in-the-middle-of-funk-and-porn guitar effects, and a somewhat airy but incredibly appropriate vocalist with plenty of harmonization. Songs are mostly love songs with soul, and every minute of this album is a strangely vague time warp to a time either before rock-n-roll or as a direct opposition to. An entertaining but not particularly engaging listen, Hobex isn’t something advisable for the strictly rock lover. But, for those disco-ball nights when you want something slightly more romantic than your Bay City Rollers or Average White Band albums, Hobex is your answer.
Hobex, P.O. Box 3490, Chapel Hill, NC 27515