these boybands had their fans out there - somewhere. occasionally, one of these fans will recognise them when they sell them car insurance. maybe that’s enough to keep them going?
3t – anything
sons of tito jackson who are probably around 30 now. apparently in 1996 their record sales in the UK were second only to the spice girls. who knew? tried to make a comeback but in boyband terms are a bit long in the tooth now although that hasn’t stopped take that…
911 – in a magazine
no not the geordie shortarses who had a way with the ladies. this was a teddy riley project fronted by basic black singer dezo adams. folded with their label after releasing this and ‘cutie’.
az yet – last night
az yet are still going, in two incarnations. disuptes over who owned the name led to two simultaneous groups and to be honest…i’m not going to unravel it all cos all you really need to know is that they had this hit and did a couple of chicago covers. sorted.
basic black – special kind of fool
the precursor to the above mentioned 911, with more of a new jack swing flavour. had a big hit with ‘she’s mine’.
f.s effect – i wanna be your lover
could win the coveted crap 90s album title award for ‘so deep it’s bottomless’. no other info.
kreuz – do you right
uk group who actually got signed to motown but something went wrong. not sure what exactly but, it did all sound a bit too good to be true didn’t it?
h-town – part time lover
better known for their collaboration with jodeci on ‘knockin’ the boots’, which must have made for a confusing recording session as to my mind, they are exactly the same group.
men of vizion – do thangz
had two hits that i can remember, this and ‘break me off’. little bit cheesy in a montell jordan kind of way.
motif and positive k – you told me
positive k at least, had that crazy video ‘i got a man’ that was always on the box music channel back in the day. this lot fell under the radar, big time.
p.o.v – anutha luv
probably best known for their collaboration with girl group jade ‘ all thru the nite’. wore dkny baseball shirts and bounced up and down a lot.
portrait – honey dip
perhaps the only group on this list to release three consecutive 90s albums. you could call them a poor man’s hi-five but that would be cruel…
smoove – all about her
another comedy 90s album title ‘smoove with a ruffness’ which perhaps is directly attributable to its lack of sales as in those pre-amazon days the man at the record counter would look at what you were buying and smirk..