He Put the Bomp! In the Bomp

He Put the Bomp! In the Bomp

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Greg Shaw wasn't a musician, but he had a greater positive impact on rock & roll than many people who've put out dozens of records. Shaw was a record collector and passionate rock & roll fan who founded one of the first rock fanzines, Mojo Navigator, that in time evolved into his magazine Bomp, which focused on the kind of real rock & roll most major magazines ignored. Shaw also wrote for other publications, worked as an A&R man for several record labels, and managed the Flamin' Groovies for a spell, and in the '70s, he put his money where his ideals were and launched his own independent label, Bomp Records, and released a steady stream of classic garage rock, punk, and power pop recordings that continues to this day. In the fall of 2004, heart failure claimed Shaw's life at the age of 55, and He Put the Bomp in the Bomp is a compilation album that pays homage to Shaw's work and his guiding influence. Since he didn't make records of his own, it isn't a tribute album in the usual sense, and it doesn't focus strictly on music that was released by Bomp over the years. Instead, He Put the Bomp features 23 acts who play the kind of raw, heartfelt, and passionate rock & roll that Shaw championed, each covering a different classic tune. Some of the combinations seem pretty obvious -- the Plimsouls grooving on the Easybeats' "Good Times" or Nikki Corvette tearing into the Pleasure Seekers' "What a Way to Die" -- while others are a bit more cryptic, such as the Morning After Girls transforming Kim Fowley's "The Trip" into a slow, narcotic drift, and the Warlocks closing the show with "Hey Man" by Spacemen 3. But the guiding principle seems to have been to get the kind of bands Greg Shaw liked and have them play songs Shaw would dig, and thankfully nearly everyone here hits that nail on the head. Nikki Sudden and Captain Sensible deliver a surprisingly effective acoustic version of Iggy Pop's "Kill City," Outrageous Cherry's cover of the Gants' "I Wonder" is simply luminous, the Black Keys transform the Cramps' "I Can't Find My Mind" into something even more messed-up than the original, "Him or Me" by the Dukes of Earl is pure frat rock bliss, and "Red Temple Prayer (Two Headed Dog)" finds the Barracudas making the most of a great Roky Erickson tune. 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.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/17/2007
Label: Bomp Records
UPC: 4540399034164
catalogNumber: 3416

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Peter Case   Vocals,12-string Guitar
Jack Endino   Guitar
Nikki Sudden   Vocals
Captain Sensible   Vocals,Hand Clapping
Jeremy Gluck   Vocals
Bill Bartolin   Guitar,Vocals
George Cabaniss   Vocals
Mike Clarke   Drums
Rick Coraccio   Bass,Background Vocals
Dave Goldberg   Keyboards
Eddie Muñoz   Guitar
Paul Murphy   Drums,Hi Hat
David Nolte   Percussion
Joe Nolte   Guitar,Vocals
Dave Pahoa   Bass,Vocals
Rudi Protrudi   Guitar,Vocals
Frank Secich   Bass,Vocals
Matthew Smith   Guitar,Vocals
Robin Wills   Guitar
Jimmy Zero   Vocals
Larry Ray   Guitar,12-string Guitar
Jeff "Monoman" Conolly   Vocals,Pianette
Billy Sullivan   Vocals
Dave Swanson   Tambourine,Vocals
Pete Drivere   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Chad Gilchrist   Bass,Background Vocals
John Szymanski   Synthesizer,Vocals,Noise
Mike Stax   Harmonica,Vocals
David "Quinton" Steinber   Vocals
Sean Doherty   Keyboards
Roger Ward   Drums
Johnny Walker   Guitar,Vocals
Danny Hole   Drums
Dave Shettler   Drums,Vocals
Robert Coyne   Bass,Piano
Chris "Poet" Wilson   Guitar,Vocals
Ben Swank   Drums
Patrick Carney   Drums,Maracas
Dan Auerbach   Guitar,Vocals
Mike Kamoo   Drums
Daniel J. Travanti   Guitar,Vocals
Chris Brief   Drums,Vocals
Anja Dixon   Bass,Background Vocals
Oliver Henry   Bass,Background Vocals
Nick Waggoner   Vocals,Fuzz Guitar
Stevie Kicks   Bass,Vocals
Dave Meshell   Vocals
Bryan Head   Drums
Helene 33   Piano
Nikki Corvette   Vocals
Zachary Anderson   Bass
John Clifford Barry   Bass
Marty "Mother" Morris   Guitar,Vocals
Johnny Koury   Drums,Maracas,Vocals
Steve E. Nix   Guitar,Vocals
Phil Freeborn   Hand Clapping
Mark Mulholland   Guitar
Parker Griggs   Guitar,Vocals
Deb Agolli   Drums,Background Vocals
Steve Aquino   12-string Guitar
Bob Cesare   Maracas
Chela Rose Fox   Bass
Dave Harbison   Bass
Chris Leonardi   Piano
Missy Lid   Background Vocals,farfisa organ
Chris Marsteller   Guitar
Paula Monarch   Guitar
Yan Quellien   Drums
Calvin Retzlaff   Drums,Vocals
Keith Rich   Drums
Jessica Roe   Drums
Marc Shroeder   Guitar,Background Vocals,Slide Guitar
Skinny Mike   Guitar,Vocals
Coffin Jaye Toothaker   Bass
Austin Ulmer   Bass,Vocals

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Roky Erickson   Composer
Spacemen 3   Composer
Rufus Thomas   Composer
Jack Endino   Producer,Engineer
Nikki Sudden   Producer
David Thomas   Composer
Stiv Bators   Composer
Mick Farren   Composer
Kim Fowley   Composer
Johnny Blitz   Composer
John Curley   Producer,Engineer
Jim Diamond   Engineer
Blag Jesus   Producer
Cyril Jordan   Composer
George Kooymans   Composer
Roy Loney   Composer
Jeff Magnum   Composer
Vitus Mataré   Producer
Rudi Protrudi   Producer
Frank Secich   Producer
Greg Shaw   Author
Matthew Smith   Producer
Robin Wills   Producer
Jimmy Zero   Composer
Javier Escovedo   Composer
Dean Torrence   Logo
David Allen   Artwork,Logo
Steve Potterf   Composer
Pete Drivere   Engineer
Johnny Sangster   Engineer
Pleasure Seekers   Composer
Nick Cain   Engineer
Warlocks   Producer
Sid Herring   Composer
Black Keys   Producer
Dan Auerbach   Producer,Engineer
Mike Kamoo   Producer,Engineer
Jack Younger   Producer,Engineer
Alberto Lopex   Composer
Mitch Rackin   Engineer
Phil Freeborn   Engineer
Muff Brandywine   Producer
Joe Corluka   Engineer
Greedy Bros   Producer
Bjorn Luzer   Producer
Billy Nicgorski   Engineer
Pinky Slim   Producer

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