H-Town and Jodeci Are Back…Sort Of.
I don’t know who all has been anticipating H-Town’s comeback, especially since lead singer Dino died tragically in 2003. Oh, and that when Dino passed, H-Town was actually about to release their FOURTH album since their 1993 debut Fever For Da Flavor (yes, that is the one that had the ever-embarrassing “Knockin’ Da Boots,” on it). Since I don’t remember being excited about albums number two or three, I have to assume that H-Town still has a sturdy fan base that’s waiting to hear some fresh new love-makin’ music from the Houston Boys. But someone decided it would be a good idea to throw Jodeci into the mix. The same person must have been responsible for a steady supply of quick conk kits, Visine, and prescription pills on the video shoot set. Just take a look…H-Town’s new single “Knockin Your Heels,” from their upcoming album Child Support. Whatever you do, DO NOT let the video run into their next single, “Call Me Mr. Pacman.” You won’t be able to handle it.
I don’t really know what to say about Devante anymore. I feel as though I’ve done all I can in terms of outreach but every time I see him he looks more like an evil sock puppet and less like the fantasies of the good-haired light n’ bright tenderoni that my generation’s budding sexuality was built around. But I’d rather watch his and Jo-Jo sleepy looking selves mime their way through imaginary sex acts than accept that we live in a time where the musical landscape prefers – no, demands – that K-Ci Hailey’s voice be laced with autotune. I wish H-Town all of the success in the world – just not with an album called Child Support. Can’t do it and won’t do it.
By the way, maybe I’m a prude or just out of the loop, but “Knockin’ Your Heels Off,” doesn’t really mean anything sexual to me but does sounds suspiciously close to “Knockin’ Da Boots.”