Bobaflex, ‘Mama (Don’t Take My Drugs Away)’ – Exclusive Video Premiere
Bobaflex are back this week with their new album Anything That Moves and they've got a new video to share. The band has teamed with Loudwire to exclusively bring you the premiere of their clip for "Mama (Don't Take My Drugs Away)."
The Paul Cunningham-directed video finds vocalist Shaun McCoy on a hedonistic bender, becoming more paranoid by the moment. And while the clip shows the use of drugs and the song title includes "Don't Take My Drugs Away," the track and video are not really pro-drug usage.
Shaun McCoy tells Loudwire, "We've had many friends die. This song seems pro drugs, but it's actually a warning." His brother Marty McCoy adds, "It's not hard to figure out what 'Drugs' is about. That's the beauty of the song for me. Getting high isn't complicated or detailed. It's simple -- the only thing that matters when you're in the moment. That's what we tried to show with the video. Minimal actors, simple shots, and no deep symbolism for drug use. Only the real deal. No punches pulled."
After the final shot of the video, which finds the singer brandishing a gun after dancing around the room, a simple message stating "Don't do drugs kids" completes the clip.
As for the song itself, it's definitely a rocker with a call and response that should pull in audiences once the band includes it in their sets. The group is in the process of completing a leg of summer dates, which included a stellar stop at the Loudwire Music Festival, and they have more shows scheduled in August and September. See their tour stops below.
Bobaflex 2015 U.S. Tour
7/16 -- Mankato, Minn. -- Busters (Minnesota CD Release Show)
7/17 -- Cadott, Wis. -- Rock Fest
7/18 -- Crest Hill, Ill. -- Bada Brew (Illinois CD Release Show)
7/19 -- Indianapolis, Ihd. -- 5th Quarter (Indiana CD Release Show)
7/24 -- Morgantown, W.Va. -- Schmitts Saloon (West Virginia CD Release Show)
7/25 -- Mt Vernon, Ohio -- Legends (outdoor show)
8/7 -- Bucyrus, Ohio -- Dillingers
8/8 -- Parkersburg, W.Va. -- Bearfest (outdoor show)
8/13 -- Ironton, Ohio -- Rally On The River (outdoor show)
8/14 -- Circleville, Ohio -- PIckaway County Fairgrounds (outdoor show)
8/20 -- Pittsburgh, Pa. -- Hard Rock Cafe
8/21 -- Newport, Ky. -- Thompson Hall
8/22 -- Lancaster, Ohio -- Mickey's (outdoor show)
8/25 -- Wilmington, N.C. -- Ziggy's By The Sea
8/29 -- Clarksville, Tenn. -- The Warehouse
8/30 -- Jackson, Tenn. -- Emporium
9/3 -- Joplin, Mo. -- Venue 3405
9/4 -- Kansas City, Mo. -- Aftershock
9/5 -- Quincy, Ill. -- State Room