Thursday, July 17, 2014

Hobosexual - Hobosexual II

Following up the no-frills, lo-fidelity, down n’ dirty jet-propelled blues of their self-titled debut CD in 2010, Seattle rock duo Hobosexual have finished recording their ultimate bombastic love letter to the forces that nourish them: honesty, robots with rocket launchers for fingers, dirt, empty carbohydrates, fire and hair. Perhaps a nice single-malt scotch as well.

Asked by writer Trent Moorman to describe Hobosexual’s sound, guitarist Ben Harwood summed it up as “Bearded glory… I also love the idea of the 1980s. Not necessarily the actual decade or reality of the 1980s, but more the one-liners, like when Schwarzenegger throws a steam pipe through the chest of his assailant at the end of Commando and says, ‘Let off some steam.’ That whole rhetoric, over-the-top Reaganomic banter will never be seen or heard again.”

Awesome album, sounds like Jack White singing through a hangover.  Something like that.  I first heard them through live vids on youtube, and as a testament to the band, their live vids match if not better their audio on the recordings.  Check out the rest of their vids from this set and become an instant fan, every track is spot on with great energy.  The album is great too but this is definitely a band I'd want to see live.