Wednesday, May 04, 2005

New Bomb Turks

New Bomb Turks - duh

Here's a band that I've been meaning to write about since day one. I'll let the critics and other music snobs debate the merits and the historical impact of the New Bomb Turks. Regardless of what they say I'm pretty sure you're gonna have to look long and hard to find a band that rocked harder in the 90's. From 1992 - 1995 the Turks released a couple of smoking punk rock albums (Destroy Oh Boy! and Information Superhighway Revisited) and more singles than a collector nerd can keep up with (check out the list). No shit, the New Bomb Turks have three singles and odds and ends compilation discs out. Quite a feat, and that still doesn't capture everything. Sure, the later albums on Epitaph and Gearhead weren't as remarkable as the first two, but even the weakest albums had their moments thanks to vocalist Eric Davidson and that loud & gritty guitar sound rendered by Jim Weber. Shit, I don't have enough space to post all of my favorites. I thought it would be easier to dish out some of the covers they performed, but I still had some hard choices to make. The results:

covering their punk rock roots (Nervous Eaters, The Left, The Queers)
New Bomb Turks - Just Head.mp3
New Bomb Turks - Fuck It.mp3
New Bomb Turks - This Place Sucks.mp3

covering their contemporaries: (Gaunt, Thee Headcoates)
New Bomb Turks - Jim Motherfucker.mp3
New Bomb Turks - Youngblood.mp3

covering their elders: (Aerosmith, Rolling Stones)
New Bomb Turks - Chip Away The Stone.mp3
New Bomb Turks - Jivin' Sister Family.mp3

>> Buy New Bomb Turks releases
>> Supposedly a DVD is in the works. Any info?
>> As far as I know the band isn't "officially" broken up, they're just taking a break. They played a show in Cleveland a month or so ago.