Seks Bomba

Seks Bomba

Band

Seks Bomba are a vocal & instrumental combo often described as an experiment with elements of instrumental rock, cartoon jazz, & the occasional spy theme, fused with latin rhythms, classic pop moves & art damaged guitar stylings.

Biography

Seks Bomba is a Boston-based vocal and instro rock combo with a new disc to peddle, Somewhere In This Town (YaYa Records) and a top secret mission to... well, if we told you it wouldn't be a secret, would it?

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." The band's new release has led 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."

From the action-packed instrumental hi-jinx of "Bomba Au Go-Go" to the neo-Bacharach pop of the title track, through the jazzy ADD-a-billy of "Happy Hour," the quasi-metal dance floor desperation of "Love Me" and the band's sincere, affecting take on the classic Jobim/De Moraes bossa "Agua De Beber," SEKS BOMBA boldly moves forward in 360 degrees.

To find out more about SEKS BOMBA, just log 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."

Discography

Somewhere in This Town - Ya Ya Records, 2001
Operation B.O.M.B.A. - Ya Ya Records, 1999
Seks Bomba (7" single) 45rpm Vinyl - Dahlia Records, 1996
Vegas Swings - 2002 (Compilation)
50,000,000 Elves Fans Cant Be Wrong - Stereorefic, 2001 (Compilation)
That's New Pussycat! surftribute to Burt Bacharach - Omom 2000 (Compilation)
Frequent Hits - Vol 1 - www.mPulse.com, 2000 (Compilation)
A Place to Call Home - Reverse Curve Records, 1998 (Compilation)
Secret Agent S.O.U.N.D.S. - Dr. Dream Records, 1998 (Compilation)
Music Fest 98 - Tremont Brewery, 1998 (Compilation)

Set List

The set list is a combinations of originals and covers. Set times are variable and they can play 2-3 hours worth of material with a couple of short breaks.

Below is a list of songs that are representative of the what they can play.

GROOVY SIXTIES POP:
CALL ME (inst)
CASINO ROYALE* (inst)
DO YOU KNOW THE WAY TO SAN JOSE?* (inst)
IT'S NOT UNUSUAL (voc)
LOVE ME* (voc)
MUSIC TO WATCH GIRLS BY (voc)
SECRET AGENT MAN (voc)
UP, UP AND AWAY (inst)*
(originals)
SOMEWHERE IN THIS TOWN*

SOUL JAZZ, LATIN AU GO-GO, ETC:
CANTALOUPE ISLAND (inst)
THE CAT* (inst)
ODE TO BILLY JOE (inst)
SONG FOR MY FATHER (inst)
SUNSHINE SUPERMAN (inst)
WATERMELON MAN (inst)
WELL YOU NEEDN’T (inst)
(originals)
BOMBA-GO-GO*
CAL TJADER*
SENOR CHEEBA

SURF / INSTRO ROCK:
APACHE (inst)
A TASTE OF HONEY (inst)
DON’T BOTHER ME* (inst)
WALK, DON'T RUN (inst)
WAR OF THE SATELLITES (inst)
(originals)
JET CITY*
KLOWN KAR*
SATAN’S SHRINERS*
THE SEKS BOMBA THEME*
SKA-DOWS*
TERMINAL BE