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J. Cole - Lost Ones

Monday, January 31, 2011

Bobaflex - Tales From Dirt Town

We're back with another Monday morning. Certain genres of music can be especially jarring in the early mornings of a Monday. I think I'd put metal into that category. Reader Christina asked me to review Bobaflex this morning. Which is pronounced this way (bō-bŭ-flĕx). Can't say I'd ever heard of these gents before - but there is only one real devoted hard rock station here - and it's not on my rotation. The few times I listen to it, a lot of tracks just aren't for me. Christina asked that I pay closest attention to the track, 'Home'. Will do. These guys are West Virginia based, and started making music all the way back in 1998. The two frontmen of this band are brothers, Shaun and Marty McCoy. Hmm, West Virginia and the McCoys? Yep. Turns out these guys have direct ties to the infamous Hatfield and McCoy feud from the 1880's. You know, the one that almost caused a war between Kentucky and West Virginia? No? Alright - well this isn't a history blog, so I digress. They've done some pretty big shows over the years, and then some pretty small ones too. They seem to run the gambit of hanging on larger bands coat tails and then drifting back into obscurity. None of their albums have ever charted - including this one that came out in 2007. Strange this single is still on local metal airwaves too. They've got that nu metal style sound - probably not super popular with the metal enthusiast. 'Home' is a pretty solid track - the rest haven't thrilled my ear. Riffs are alright - lyrics are pretty awful - which meshes into a pretty mediocre record. Give it a shot, but don't expect much.

1. Sellout
2. Born Again
3. That Old Speed
4. Satisifed
5. Need a Drink
6. Savior
7. Be With You
8. I Still Believe
9. Goodbye
10. One Bad Day
11. Feelin' Paranoid
12. Home

Listen To Samples

Top 3 Tracks;
1. Home
2. Satisfied
3. Born Again

2 out of 5 stars


  1. I can't say that I like any of the songs on this record other than HOME. I know there are other songs that I've heard on JJO by these guys that were pretty good, just can't think of the title right now. Oh well... I still rock out to HOME when I catch it on the radio. - Christina

  2. 'Bout time.

    If you think of 'em, let me know.