Thursday, November 26, 2009

Beautiful Losers: Bomb Live

In a very early Cosmic Hearse post, I was doting on Bomb and said that they may have been the greatest band to ever come out of San Francisco. I maintain that statement and offer this brief live set from roughly 1991 to further my case. This was recorded at the Kennel Club which is now The Independent, it's right up the street from my place. The set opens with Bomb's most gorgeous, yet unsettling, song "Gigi." A smattering of songs from the essential Hits of Acid and their 1992 major label failure Hate Fed Love (still a great album) follow. Bomb epitomized all that was excessive, unsavory, and venereal about San Francisco in the late '80s/early '90s. They were real, they were great, they were real great. They were the best and the worst in men. Their stark honesty and unique sonic approach are a thing of the past, and I miss them. Thanks, Michael, Jay, Doug and Tony for the genuine and beautiful art.


Also check out bassist/singer/lyricist Michael Dean's Bomb website with more info.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Its a Bomber !

Petya V said...

thank you

ido said...

Will have to check this out and also download the original post. Thanks so much.

p.s. any chance of live LUDICRA being posted in the future?

gooniestorm said...

awesome, thank you. i love this band.

sleestak said...

I saw these guys a few times. They were always amazing every time. I think I might of been at this show actually.

RIPPY McRippington said...

one of the bands i always wondered if anyone else liked (yet pummeled them with anyway). got the first bomb because it was on boner records (melvins/fang) so i got it. it's like a mellow way of being pissed and that makes it more hateful. shoulda been big i tell ya!