Posted On 11 Aug 2015
Tag: All Access, All Access Music Group, Anything That Moves, Apologize For Nothing, Artist Interview, Bad Man, Bobaflex, Bury Me With My Guns On, Charlatan's Web, Chemical Valley, Epic Records, Forgiven, Hell In My Heart, I'm Glad You're Dead, Never Coming Back, Nothing More, Primitive Epic, Simon-Gurfunkel, Start A War, Tales From Dirt Town, The Alrosa Villa, The Sound of Silence, TvT Records
The Ohio/West Virginia rockers BOBAFLEX recently released their latest album, “ANYTHING THAT MOVES”. The band consists of Marty McCoy (guitar & vocals), Shaun McCoy (guitar & vocals), Dave Tipple (guitar & vocals), Tommy Johnson (drums) and Jymmy Tolland (bass).
BOBAFLEX most recent release CHARLATAN’S WEB (2013) included three radio singles “BAD MAN”, “I’M GLAD YOU’RE DEAD” and “NEVER COMING BACK”. “CHARLATAN’S WEB” which was the follow up to their successful “HELL IN MY HEART” (2011) release which featured three singles “BURY ME WITH MY GUNS ON”, “CHEMICAL VALLEY” and “THE SOUND OF SILENCE” (Simon-Garfunkel classic).
Rounding out their catalog is “Primitive Epic” (2003) on Epic Records and “Apologize For Nothing” (2005) and “Tales From Dirt Town” (2007) on TvT Records.
Learn more about Bobaflex in the following All Access interview:
Thanks for your time! Where does this interview find you guys today?
On the road in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The Midwest is still a magical place for Rock n’ Roll.
We were all from a tiny town in West Virginia. We grew up together. I can’t remember not playing music with these guys.
In the years that the band has existed, how has your music grown? How have the group dynamics changed too?
It’s always been a democracy. I think that’s what keeps the band interesting. Even when Jymmy and Dave joined. Instead of forcing the elders will, we let the new guys help steer the ship.
How did you decide on the band name? What other names you were you considering?
The band name came about a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Now that I’m older I think the “The Medicine”is a cool band name. (Laughter)
We’re all sober. Well more sober than the past albums! We decided that this album was gonna be musically more free. Longer songs, stranger subject matter and way less production. What you hear is five guys in a room playing as a band. We didn’t layer up guitars or auto tune vocals. It’s real with imperfections and I like it.
What songs on this record are you particularly proud of?
I love them all, but the first track “Start a War” and the last track “Forgiven” are my favorites on the record. My opinion always changes with time though. It takes awhile for me to listen to our albums without picking them to death. Then all of a sudden I hear it as a whole and finally enjoy it.
What bands have consistently inspired Bobaflex’s music? What rock bands today on the radio do you think are really breaking new ground? Who has been impressing you all lately?
We listen to everything. So many different styles of music are blasting out of the speakers on our bus. I think we get inspired from a good song from any kind of artist. As far as new bands go, I can’t stop listening to Nothing More. I love that band!
What have been some of the band’s favorite venues to play at? What about some favorite crowds? What makes a perfect rock crowd?
We cut our teeth at The Alrosa Villa in Columbus Ohio. It was the first place we saw a music scene in person. We will always go to that place. I do really enjoy the summer festivals though. There’s something about thousands of intoxicated people singing as one that makes my heart and soul melt together. It’s a feeling I can’t live without.
What do you hope people take away from listening to your music?
I hope they forget their troubles, if only for a brief time. That’s what music does for me. I go to another place. I feel only the moment and it’s beautiful. I hope our music provides that for other people. That would make me very happy.