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"Before the dawn of independent rock ‚??n roll as we know it today, before Dischord, before Touch & Go, before just about every independent label you‚??ve ever heard of, there was Bomp. Founder Greg Shaw started Mojo-Navigator Rock & Roll News in San Francisco in 1966. A few years later he started a little ‚??zine called Who Put the Bomp! which featured such legendary writers as Lester Bangs, Greil Marcus, Dave Marsh and Richard Meltzer. In 1974 Bomp released the Flamin‚?? Groovies‚?? ‚??You Tore Me Down‚?Ě as its first single, and from then on it was rock ‚??n roll history. From Iggy Pop‚??s Kill City in ‚??77 to the Black Keys‚?? first record in 2002, Bomp, and now Alive/Total Energy have been there. Since those halcyon days, the team has grown to include Patrick Boissel and Suzy Shaw, as well as a partnership with Anton Newcombe of the Brian Jonestown Massacre to form the Committee to Keep Music Evil, and is poised to document another 20 years or so of music history."

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Greg Shaw remembered with new book, compilation
Suzy Shaw and journalist / author Mick Farren have compiled a book chronicling the Bomp Records label and its late, influential founder Greg Shaw. The book collects full color reproductions of Shaw's rock fanzines from his first zine Mojo Navigator (1966 to 1967) to the Bomp magazine (1973 to 1979). The 300 page work brings together writings by Lester Bangs, Greil Marcus, Ken Barnes, Gene Sculatti and Shaw himself among others. The zines feature interviews with everyone from the Doors and the Seeds through the Ramones, and Blondie.…
2007-11-06 09:00:02

The Zeros reunite for European shows
70s era Chula Vista, California punk band the Zeros will reunite for a tour of Spain later this month. The band will perform without original bassist Hector Penalosa, with former Dragons bassist Steve Rodriguez filling the spot. On April 19th the band will commence the tour, following it by a headlining appearance at the annual Road To Ruins festival in Rome on the 27th. Dates are available from local sources. Bomp Records is reporting that the band plans to release a live DVD in the near future as…
2007-04-14 13:00:02

3 new Hell On Heels songs online
Hell On Heels are hard at work on their follow up to 2004's Les Hell On Heels. Rough mixes of songs from the album are online now at the band's MySpace page. You can check out "I'll Come Running Over," "Send Him" and "What A Way To Die" now. The songs are the band's first recordings to feature the organ of Helene 33 of the Okmoniks. The currently untitled album was produced by Jack Endino (Nirvana, Mudhoney, Soundgarden). "What A Way To…
2006-10-19 17:00:03

Helene from the Okmoniks joins Les Hell on Heels
Les Hell on Heels have announced that Helene 33 from the Okmoniks has joined the band. Helene and the band plan to begin recording in Septemper for their new record on Bomp!, though they originally planned to begin in May.The band is following up their self-titled effort released back in…
2006-06-24 12:15:01

BBQ on tour in June
BBQ, the one-man band of Mark Sultan (Mind Controls, Spaceshits, Les Sexareenos), has announced June U.S. tour dates. BBQ is supporting a recent full length on Bomp titled Tie Your Noose as well as a collaboration with King Khan in the form of the Goner Records released King Khan & BBQ Show. Sultan's latest with Montreal's Mind Controls (members of Demon's…
2006-05-31 15:20:02

Coffin Lids on tour / to appear at Heavy Rebel Weekender
Bomp Records act the Coffin Lids are headed out on a US tour this May. The band has also announced an appearance at the June 30th Heavy Rebel Weekender in Winston-Salem, NC. The custom car and bike show will feature over 70 bands including 7 Shot Screamers, Kings' of Nuthin', Three Blue Teardrops, the Cheats, the Defilers and many more. The Boston-based three-piece are supporting tiehr latest full length 'Round…
2006-04-13 19:45:01

Dead Boys plan shows, recording
The Dead Boys have announced a week's worth of dates in Canada beginning in May, with stops in Montreal, Quebec as well as Toronto, London and Hamilton in Ontario. Following that however, the band plans to enter a studio to begin recording some new material. Guitarist Cheetah Chrome explained to Billboard: We're going to do a couple of long rehearsals, and then for a couple of days, we're going to record things -- just mess around in the studio and see what we come up with. We have no idea what to expect from it, but we…
2006-03-13 14:00:04

Les Hell on Heels in the studio this May
Phoenix, AZ four piece les Hell on Heels are set to hit the studio in May to record the follow up to their self-titled 2004 Bomp! Records debut. Once again the band will be recording with Jack Endino, famous for working with bands like Nirvana, Mudhoney, the Dwarves, Zeke and the Black Halos among others. The record will be the band's first with new keyboardist Nicole (and the first without second guitarist Katie Rose).…
2006-03-08 11:05:04

The Invisible Eyes' upcoming shows
The Invisible Eyes have announced a series of shows on the US west coast this February. The Seattle based band is supporting their 2005 Bomp Records released full length Laugh In The Dark, songs from which can be streamed from their MySpace site now. The Invisible Eyes have the distinction of being the last band signed to Bomp! by indie label pioneer Greg Shaw before his…
2006-02-09 20:55:05

New Coffin Lids record this fall
Boston distortion kings the Coffin Lids will release a new full length this fall via Bomp. 'Round Midnight will be their second record for the label and the follow up to 2004's Rock 'N' Roll. The band will hit the road in the US this fall, playing shows with Electric Eel Shock and the Bloody Hollies among others. After those shows Coffin Lids are planning a tour of Argentina and Brazil, followed by a full US set in early spring '06. Click below for the…
2005-08-31 20:47:57

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