Friday, August 22, 2008

Time To Drop This B.O.M.B.A.

Seks Bomba
Operation B.O.M.B.A.

Every now and then a band comes along... from seemingly nowhere they emerge on the scene, releasing crtically aclaimed CDs, filling night clubs... eventually sputtering out... then attempting to squeeze every last drop of a decaying carreer in hopes of extending their former glory. (Dokken immediately comes to mind. There are others.) After 11 years, 200+ shows, and 139.2 billion notes played, Seks Bomba joins those ranks, with the release of "Thanks and Goodnight".
What is known about this enigmatic unit has appeared in the form of a curious stream of press releases, CD reviews and other such (thoughtfully) recyclable effluvia. A quick wade through these materials would appear to mark the group as a sort of laboratory where elements of instrumental rock, cartoon jazz, and the occasional spy theme are fused with latin rhythms, classic pop moves and art damaged guitar stylings, which are then dragged kicking and screaming into a recombinant mutation that CMJ has termed "quite possibly the best among the new bands in their niche," adding that "they not only feature tight, hard-hitting musicianship but also swinging vocals from Chris Cote that are actually strong enough to rival those of Tom Jones."
The band's debut Operation B.O.M.B.A (YaYa) was described by the Boston Phoenix as "an exquisite collection of suspenseful slinkage, surfish polyesterism and crime-noir clatter." Their sohpmore effort, Somewhere in this Town (YaYa) took it further, leading Stuff@Night columnist Jonathan Perry to conclude that "remarkably, Somewhere In This Town goes that superb slice of aluminum one better. Everything, from the songwriting to the musicianship to the production is that much sharper." "This is one of the most fun, most clever, and downright best CD's I've heard in a long time" is how John Heidt of Vintage Guitar put it.And now we have Thanks and Goodnight. A collection of mostly instrumental, and mostly never before released tracks that showcase at its diverse best with a soaring rendition of "Up, Up and Away", the latin tinged "Cal Tjader", and the upbeat "Senor Cheba's Strange Vacation"
To find out more about SEKS BOMBA, just check out this site and join the legion of fans, enthusiasts, and... the occasional disappointed East European web surfer keying the word "Seks" in search of photographed images of unclad persons performing acts possibly banned by the League of Nations as early as 1922... that have made SEKS BOMBA known throughout the world as "a rock band with a website."
From Baltimore to Buffalo, from the Lizard Lounge to the Abby Lounge,
for 6 years now, Seks Bomba has been doing it all: rehearsing, drinking,
smoking, and opening for everyone from Combustible
Edison and Finnish surf avatars to Laika
& the Cosmonauts, to the Squirrel Nut Zippers.
And every few years it happens! The band makes a new recording whose Enormous
Hit Potential just can't be ingnored.

Jet City
The Right Track (Baby)
Theme from "To Kill 89"
Bright Lights And You, Girl
The Cat
Theme from "Mondo Edgar"
Do You Know The Way To San Jose?
Klown Kar
Operation B.O.M.B.A.
Main Title & Love Theme from "Satan's Shriners"
Last Call
It Had Better Be Tonight
Rum Holiday
The Seks Bomba Theme Parts 1&2


paul said...

Thank you. Got any more?
Cheers Paul

Trustar said...

Just so happens I was going to post up another one when I saw what kind of reception Operation B.O.M.B.A. got. Sounds like it's got to be posted.

Thanks for droppin' in Paul


Brandonio! said...

Yes please do post more.I already have this cd,and have since it was released.I always thought this band never made another album.Well I guess I thought wrong.Looking forward to hearing more from these guys.