“Out of Body marked a series of firsts for The Hooters. It was their first album for MCA Records after having released their three previous albums on Columbia Records. It was also the first time they had worked with producer Joe Hardy, whose credits included ZZ Top, Steve Earle and Tom Cochrane. Additionally, The Hooters had become a six-piece band for the first time, after the addition of violinist and singer Mindy Jostyn” (Wikipedia.org).
“Band members Eric Bazilian and Rob Hyman first met Jostyn backstage after a 1989 Billy Joel concert at the Spectrum in Philadelphia. She was given a copy of their previous album Zig Zag and two years later, in December 1991, they called her in New York and asked to get together with them. Jostyn officially joined the band in January 1992” (Wikipedia.org).
“The recording process for Out of Body was…significantly different than their previous efforts. Rather than allow the band to work on a song significantly before recording, as they had always done, producer Joe Hardy took tracks directly from The Hooters’ demos and made them ‘commit and move on.’ The resulting album was recorded in just four weeks, whereas previous albums by the band had taken four to six months to record” (Wikipedia.org).
“By far not the best Hooters album, it does have its moments and it is interesting to hear…Jostyn with the band. Her voice and fiddle gives the band a slightly interesting difference” (Smith). The violin “fits the vibe really well” (Krysinski).
“One of the songs on the album, Private Emotion, would go on to become an international hit single for Ricky Martin in 2000, with both Hyman and Bazilian contributing to the new recording” (Wikipedia.org).
“25 Hours a Day opens with awesome ‘Hooterized’ hooks and an almost Irish sounding hook appearing mid-way thru. Boys Will Be Boys, with vocal help from friend Cyndi Lauper,continues an ‘Irish rock’ feel. Other excellent songs are Great Big American Car, Driftin’ Away, and Dancin’ on the Edge” (Krysinski).
However, the songs are not as strong as other projects. Still, the Hooters on an average day are better than most bands on their best days. This is an interesting piece of the puzzle that is the Hooters’ career” (Smith). “Overall, a very worthwhile…effort” (Krysinski).