We have all seen bands come into the scene and make a splash only to disappear into obscurity and breakup. It is not easy to keep a successful band together and often we lose them to unforeseen circumstance. A beautiful thing is when these musicians later reform with a vigor to get right back where they used to be with a renewed energy and life full of new experiences. One such band that has risen from the ashes is Prehab.
The Phoenix, Arizona based four-piece is the resurrection of the band The Bedspins. The Bedspins were a mainstay of the mid 1990’s music scene in the Southwest playing over 500 shows including sets alongside Def Leppard, The Violent Femmes and Bloodhound Gang. In 1998 after 5 years of giving it all they had, they decided to call it quits to pursue other interests. This could have been the end but in 2007, two life altering events occurred putting all the members of the band back in the same room sharing fond memories of the past. They decided to write some songs just for a publishing deal but it turned into a full-fledged reunion and a new name in Prehab. According to them, “Prehab is realizing that your life can’t continue as it is, and major change is about to happen. So why not squeeze out one last drop of decadence before the inevitable”.
Now the boys are back again with their release this month of the I Haven’t Been Completely Honest EP on Aahshaw Records. They recruited some real power for this record landing producer John Hampton who has worked with The White Stripes, The Replacements, and Gin Blossoms as well as getting it mastered by Adam Ayan (Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Counting Crows, Rush, etc.) The opener ‘Liar Liar’ begins with a telephone ringing. When you answer the call, it is the mid 90’s letting you know that Prehab is back bringing all that pent up energy back to the table. On ‘Last Time’ the band slows down to share an emotional song that shows glimpses of Gin Blossoms and The Replacements influences. They turn the alt-rock energy back up with ‘False Horizon’ and ‘Not Coming Home’. The guitar solos are impressive on both songs, something that is lacking in much of today’s modern music. Bottom line, the I Haven’t Been Completely Honest EP would fit right in the 1990’s music scene and serves as a great reminder to a great time in rock music. Go get your flashback at: http://prehabmusic.com/ or http://www.reverbnation.com/prehab