Bomp Book 2

BOMP! 2: Born in the Garage
Edited by Suzy Shaw & Mike Stax


BOMP! 2: Born in the Garage is a heavyweight celebration of the roots of rock fandom. The book includes more than 300 pages of reproductions from Greg Shaw’s pioneering ‘70s era zines WHO PUT THE BOMP and BOMP!, including stories on ‘60s garage and beat, surf music, the British Invasion, girl groups, rockabilly, acid punk and psychedelia, along with obsessively detailed discographies and label listings, plus reams of readers’ letters and never before published material. The sheer volume of historical information is almost mind-boggling.

Also included are reprints from Shaw’s obscure  ‘personal’ zines, METANOIA and LIQUID LOVE, circulated in 1970-72 to just a handful of friends and fellow writers. Aside from including a huge selection of Shaw’s insightful writing, BOMP! 2 also includes rare early work by celebrated rock scribes like Ken Barnes, Lester Bangs, Lenny Kaye, Richard Meltzer, Dave Marsh, Mike Saunders, Phast Phreddie and more. The artwork of underground artists like Jay Kinney, William Stout and Tim Kirk is also included. The book also boasts new essays by Jon Savage, Alec Palao, Ken Barnes, Suzy Shaw and Mike Stax, and eye-popping cover art by the immortal William Stout.

This is the ultimate anthology of rock ’n’ roll fandom from its inception to its mid/late 1970s heyday.

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