I always enjoy talking to David Bellamy but I must admit that this time, the conversation took a bit of weird turn. You see, the Bellamy Brothers have just released a new song and music video for, “Boobs.” Yes, you heard that right. The song is, “Boobs,” is about boobs and features boobs in their music video.
I expect that music video will get played over and over again on YouTube. It may even break some YouTube world record. I sat down to talk to David about boobs and this is how that conversation went:
Q So, did you guys hold a boob audition?
A There sort of was a boob audition. I have some really good friends out of Waterford, Texas that are friends with me and my wife. That video was shot out there at our friend’s house. A couple of my wife’s friends had daughters and friends who had been Cowboy cheerleaders, some of them had been basketball cheerleaders and various things so they sent me pictures. The one girl who played the love interest of our little nerd guy in the video, she was in our Jalapeno video three or four years ago so I knew her. I knew she was right for the part.
Q Right. She was right for the part.
Q I love it.
A We used a lot of my wife’s friends daughters and friends and stuff so it was pretty easy to get a cast together.
Q I am sure it was. Who wrote the song?
A I did.
Q Hey, well it is kind of like in the same vein as, “Spiders and Snakes,” right?
A Yeah, yeah and you know I had that idea around for a while messing with it. We started working on our 40th Year Album, which is going to be out early next spring. We started working on the album and I said, I think I am going to develop this little song. I didn’t’ want it to be like a song like, “tell your boobs to stop looking at my eyes,” like a bar room pick up or whatever. I wanted it to be a love song and making it a love song was a little bit of a challenge. I kept it in the vein where it is a relationship song. So I think that was the biggest challenge on that and we put it on a bunch of the tracks we were recording for our 40th year and it came out really good so we just had to go ahead and do this early.
Q Well I think it is the perfect time to release it.
A Oh yeah. That was our thought too yeah.
Q I think it’s going to be big, pun intended.
A You know they don’t give any of us old guys much airtime anymore but you know there are a few other places now, you have YouTube and you have so many outlets and we have a lot of foreign stations as well who still play a lot of our music so I think we will get a lot of airplay from it.
Q Yeah, I think you may even get picked up by terrestrial/mainstream radio because it’s a fun summertime song.
A Oh yeah, that is exactly what we meant it for and we got to shoot the rapper in the middle of it. You know I was riding down the road with my wife one day. She was in her little car and she had her radio station on that she was listening too and I noticed that every time it came to where the lead break used to be-the guitar break used to be, they had a guy rapping. I said “well, this isn’t right.” I mean this is just me getting old I guess. I said, “this is not right, I want to hear the guitar player play there,” you know?
Q Right, yeah I do know.
A And so I said when we do this song, we are going to shoot the rapper in the middle of it and we going to let the guitar player take it so that is why we put in that little scene there.
Q Oh wow. That’s interesting. Okay, new song, an EP Boobs and Texas Girls. Is that something different there? Are those two different things?
A Well, see what we did is the EP is called Boobs-Texas Girls because there is actually 3 songs on there. We released a song to Texas radio called, “Texas Girls, ” that’s out there now that they have been playing for the last three months. The EP has “Boobs,” “Texas Girls,” and an acoustic version of a song we did on an old album called, “What’ll I Do” That makes up the EP, those are the songs on the EP and we really put it out as a kind of teaser for the 40th Year Album coming.
Q Oh, well that’s great. Do you have any idea when you’ll be releasing the 40th?
A We are thinking it is going to be March or April of 2015.
Q Can you believe you are saying 2015?
A I know.
Q Isn’t that something? Wasn’t it just 2000?
A Yeah, I know its amazing isn’t it?
Q I know this is going to be a great summer for you guys David. I want to thank you for talking to me again and I wish you the best of luck with, “Boobs.”
With that we wrapped it up. I always enjoy talking to David Bellamy of the Bellamy Brothers. He truly is a really nice guy. Check out the Bellamy Brothers summertime song, “Boobs,” and make sure to call the radio station you listen to and request it and they may just play, “Boobs” for you. Check out the music video on YouTube.
Check out the Bellamy Brothers website for up to date information on where they will be performing this summer.