Plug in and play rock outfit Greg Hoy & The Boys unveil their music video, “Carry Me Back Home,” a song about real friends, the kind you can count on no matter what. The song is from the band’s latest album, The Special Party.
“Carry Me Back Home” follows on the heels of “Jet Black, Get Back” and “Sure Got Cold After The Rain Fell,” Greg Hoy & The Boys’ reimagining of ZZ Top’s famous song. Although dissimilar in style, the two songs demonstrate the versatility and scope of Greg Hoy & The Boys.
The video features David E. Richman (drums), Paul Labrise (Guitar), Nate Fink (Guitar), Tom Emmerling (bass), and Greg Hoy (vocals). Footage in the video was shot by Diana Guros during the Build Back Bitter Tour.
Opening with the band playing in the studio, the video cuts to images of the band walking the streets of cities while on tour, performing live, splashing in a pool at a hotel, shopping for drums and guitars, and returning to Pittsburgh, where they grew up.
“Carry Me Back Home” begins with dirty guitars riding a steady, mid-tempo rhythm set by crunching drums and a fat bassline. Greg’s evocative vocals infuse the lyrics with warm, nostalgic flavors. A dazzling guitar solo, brimming with slick licks, gives the tune tight, incandescent energy.
The year / Wasn’t looking for a face / Seek comfort / And collapse myself again / We’re falling down / We’re falling down / As you / Carry me back home.”
With “Carry Me Back Home,” Greg Hoy & The Boys offer a touching, emotional veneration of true friends, the kind who make life wonderful.