BOMP! is the definitive survey of the wildly innovative magazine
of rock & roll commentary and criticism that was published from
1966-1978. Before Spin and Rolling Stone, there was BOMP!
From psychedelia to punk, BOMP! was THE music magazine
for serious rock & roll aficionados.
Bomp's founder Greg Shaw (1949-2004), was neither a singer nor
guitar player, but still became a legend in rock & roll. Greg's legacy of two magazines,
Who Put the Bomp! and Mojo Navigator, were wild treasure troves of writing and graphics
that gave birth to the modern rock press as we know it today. From psychedelic garage
bands to early insurgent punk rock, Bomp! provided a view-from-the-garage of the
most crucial era in rock hisotry. Rare gems are featured here, many reproduced as
facsimile pages, like early interviews with The Doors and The Grateful Dead,
to the first writing about The New York Dolls and The Sex Pistols.
In between the writing, the original and vintage artwork and graphics amplify
the vibe of the era.
Sure to become a cult favortie, this book is a must have for the serious music aficionado.
by Mick Farren and Suzy Shaw
$34.95 | ISBN: 9780978607685