V.A. - He Put The Bomp in The Bomp : Greg Shaw.
Includes 23 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED songs.
This is not a tribute album per se, but more of a remembrance of Greg Shaw and his unique perspective.
We asked the bands to go into the studio and cut the cover song they felt was most in tune with the idea of the label and the result is a nice brew of garage punk, power pop and psychedelia that we think captures the spirit and sound of Bomp records.
The Plimsouls and Lyres covered the Easybeats and the Outsiders respectively, the Black Keys surprised us with their rendering of the Cramps "I Can't Find My Mind", while the Dwarves and the Briefs sent their versions of punk classics by the Weirdos and the Zeros.
We also got some nice surprises with the teaming up of Captain Sensible (The Damned) and the late Nikki Sudden for an acoustic cover of Iggy's "Kill City", Chris Wilson of the Flamin' Groovies joined the Barracudas to capture Rocky Erickson's "Two Headed Dog," and a Cleveland super group of sorts tabbed The Dukes Of Earls was formed with ex-members of the Dead Boys and the Stiv Bators' band.
Also included is an amazing rendition of Rockin' Horse's classic "Don't You Ever Think I Cry" by Buffalo Killers (currently on tour with the Black Crowes), a cover of Spacemen 3 by The Warlocks, and much more. The Last even dug up for the occasion their previously unreleased rendering of Jonathan Richman's "Pablo Picasso" recorded back in 1977. There's a lot of cool music on this comp which we hope fans and collectors will enjoy.
Track listing :
The PLIMSOULS - Good Times
The BRIEFS - She's Just A Girl On The Block
The BLACK KEYS - Can't Find My Mind
LYRES - What's Wrong With You?
The FUZZTONES - I Gotta Way With Girls
OUTRAGEOUS CHERRY - I Wonder
The DUKES OF EARL - Him Or me
BUFFALO KILLERS - Don't You Ever Think I Cry
NIKKI CORVETTE & The HELL ON HEELS - What A Way To Die
SSM - Screwed Up
The MORNING AFTER GIRLS - The Trip
RADIO MOSCOW - I Just Want To Make Love To You
The LOONS - I'm Dissatisfied
BRIMSTONE HOWL - Slow Death
SOLEDAD BROTHERS - Walkin' The Dog
STALKERS - Chunk Of Steel
COFFIN LIDS - Sonic Reducer
The KONKS - Beat Your Heart Out
The LAST - Pablo Picasso
NIKKI SUDDEN & CAPTAIN SENSIBLE - Kill City
The BARRACUDAS - Red Temple Prayer (Two Headed Dog)
DWARVES - Life Of Crime
The WARLOCKS - Hey Man
"He Put the Bomp In the Bomp is an eclectic set that covers a fair amount of stylistic ground, but every track in one way or another speaks of a deep love for rock & roll, and it's not hard to imagine that Greg Shaw would have gotten a pretty big kick out of it." - All Music Guide
"This tribute compilation features new recordings from the label's alumni or poppers-in-arms covering Bomp faves. The Briefs buzz through the Zeros' She's Just A Girl On The Block. Scuzz-punks will love the Dwarves doing the Weirdos and Brooklyn's Stalkers slugging through Chunk Of Steel. Graying garage gods the Lyres, Barracudas and Nikki Corvette all do Shaw proud with their tracks. And some surging psychedelia (Morning After Girls, Warlocks) attest to Shaw's undeniable flower power beginnings. But the most effecting surprise may be Nikki Sudden and Captain Sensible's springy acoustic amble through Iggy Pop's Kill City, as the now deceased Sudden echoes the fun in the face of infinity spirit that marked the best of Greg Shaw's endeavors. – CMJ