After gaining over 20,000 plays in less than 72 hours, Crash Midnight’s controversial new video for the single, “Roxy” (produced by Steve Thompson -Guns N’ Roses, Rolling Stones, Prince, David Bowie, etcs) has been taken down from YouTube amidst a storm of debate regarding artistic censorship.
“Roxy” is the band’s first single off the upcoming worldwide re-release of their Lost In The City album, which is being remixed with new high-octane production by Bobby Ferrari at Vegas View Recording and is slated for a September release. In response to the take down, the label has created a censored version of the video that is now available here.
Dating back to the group’s formative years where they were routinely banned from Boston-area venues for their wild shows and outspoken views on certain local city officials, Crash Midnight has become notorious for putting their music first and not backing down from clashes with authority.
In light of this latest battle, the band has decided to make the controversial video available exclusively on their new Crash Midnight App (Available now on the App Store and Google Play) and encourage fans to post it and share it to support the power of artistic freedom.
“We’ve always been against censorship of the arts” says vocalist, Shaun Soho, “and we’re not going to let sites like YouTube, that pays artists next to nothing for their content, dictate what our fans get to see. We need your help to spread the word and show that if they’re going to censor us, artists will always find new and even more powerful ways to reach our fans.”