About"Before the dawn of independent rock ân roll as we know it today, before Dischord, before Touch & Go, before just about every independent label youâve 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 âzine 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 Flaminâ Grooviesâ âYou Tore Me Downâ as its first single, and from then on it was rock ân roll history. From Iggy Popâs Kill City in â77 to the Black Keysâ 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."
- From Rockpile's label spotlight.
The Official Bomp Records History Lesson