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Here Come The Bombs [CD]

Gaz Coombes Presents, Gaz Coombes Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (21 May 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Hot Fruit Records
  • ASIN: B00791VAWK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 29,241 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. BombsGaz Coombes 2:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Hot FruitGaz Coombes 4:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. WhoreGaz Coombes 2:500.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Sub DividerGaz Coombes 3:290.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Universal CinemaGaz Coombes 6:090.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. SimulatorGaz Coombes 3:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. White NoiseGaz Coombes 4:090.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. FanfareGaz Coombes 3:350.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Break The SilenceGaz Coombes 3:570.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Daydream On A Street CornerGaz Coombes 1:190.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Sleeping GiantGaz Coombes 3:040.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Description

Debut solo album from the former Supergrass stalwart, delivering melodic indie-rock in the same vein as his former band.

BBC Review

It is a depressing prospect, but in just a few years it will be time to begin celebrating – definition: getting misty eyed over a dog-eared copy of Definitely Maybe and wondering why a Ben Sherman shirt purchased in 1994 no longer fits – that most exhilirating periods of British popular music, The Britpop Years.

Due reverence will be given to Noel, to Damon, to Jarvis and to Thom, as a whole host of critics and other ‘industry experts’ recall battles to get to number one, cocaine-fuelled fall-outs and a night at the BRITS when Mr Cocker invaded a stage belonging to Michael Jackson.

It’s a fair bet, though, that very little airtime will be dedicated to Supergrass, a Britpop group who take gold medal in the "Most Overlooked British Group of the 1990s" category. The Oxford trio may have sold records and concert tickets, but when it came to the attentions of the music press more column inches (and, amazingly, credit) seemed to be devoted to no-hopers such as Menswear and Northern Uproar.

A generation on and former Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes finds himself flying under his own wing. Devoid of the collective responsibility that goes with being part of a band, the fabulously (if not quite appropriately) titled Here Come the Bombs is an ultimately welcoming but at first distant, even obscure, body of music.

It is the work of a man capable of writing pop songs while in a coma, but who now finds himself at a time in his life where such pursuits are not quite enough. Coombes has not lost his ear for a knockout melody – in this sense, his teeth are still "nice and clean" – but has developed an appetite for obscuring his choruses in swathes of music that, to the casual ear, keeps them just out of reach.

Because of this, Here Come the Bombs is an album that expects your attention. Songs such as the quietly soaring Sub Divider, the melodious White Noise, or the sparse and haunting Simulator, are not quick to reveal their full, glorious colours; for several listens they merely hint at the promise behind their facades.

But this is an album that contains a nagging quality which draws the listener back for repeated visits, and at some point the songs contained within traverse the distance between acquaintance and friendship. As such, Here Come the Bombs is a rewarding and substantial offering.

--Raziq Rauf

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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Supergaz. 21 May 2012
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It's usually not a good sign when an artist starts thinking about their creativity too much. When Gaz Coombes announced before the release of the Supergrass album 'Road To Rouen' that we should expect a "more mature sound" my heart sank. All I could think of was that episode of Seinfeld where Jerry tells George that he thinks that he's maturing and George says, "Oh I hate to hear this".

'Road To Rouen' didn't turn out as bad as I feared and in fact had some great songs on it but the seeds of 'what are we about?' had been sown in the band's mind and ultimately produced the failed crop that was 'Diamond Hoo Ha'. After listening to that collection of songs as much as I could bear, 'Diamond' became the first Supergrass album that I didn't buy.

It seems that the Hot Rats covers album with Supergrass drummer Danny Goffey and producer Nigel Godrich have provided revitalization and inspiration for Mr. Coombes as he returns to his own songs with added vigour.

With a mixture of surprise and delight I find myself feeling that with his first solo outing Gaz Coombes has produced an album of greatest hits. Some of the songs here would sit very well on your favourite Supergrass release while others use that standard as a jumping off point to greater heights. Many of them have several parts (not simply verse, chorus, verse) and all of them build on what's gone before which increases the pleasure of each song.

It's an odd comparison but the amount of creativity here reminds me of early Genesis - like them or not, they wouldn't hold back when it came to song writing, preferring to throw every great idea that they had at a particular time into one song.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good one Gaz! 23 May 2012
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I expected to really enjoy this (I am very biased towards the 'Grass) and I bloomin' well did. The BBC review above is correct, it takes a few listens to fully appreciate and it clicked big style for me this very morn. I admit I'm still getting to grips with the song titles but it's early days, by the end of the summer I'll be an expert on them.

I can't recommend it enough, especially for fellow Supergrass fiends, but hopefully it will appeal beyond those borders.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Supergrassfan 23 Jan 2013
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Can't stop playing it! Someone needs to make sure Gaz Coombes is working on a follow up as we speak. Simulator best track,but bombs,wh*re and white noise not far behind. Be a while but will eventually replay all 6 Supergrass albums and b sides (especially the early ones).
Class album!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A new convert 24 Dec 2012
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I don't own any Supergrass albums except Road to Rouen which was a departure for a more somber and reflective sound (so I'm told). Really liked the maturity of that album. So after coming across Gaz Coombes solo effort at such a bargain price I decided to give it a shot. As soon as I played it I put it on repeat! Energetic, spiralling music, tinged with elements of psychedelia and as someone mentioned previously early 70's prog...but definitely not a pastiche album..I think it may reflect his musical interests at present. He has a great voice, lyrically astute and the music is just full of interest.. Really like this album... A lot,
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gaz Combs. Drop the Bomb 23 Oct 2012
By Deve8uk
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Its not bad. Some great tunes on here and some skippable ones. More than worth the cost though as Combs is clearly one of the UK's better artists.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gaz top! 7 July 2012
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I bought this album on a Wednesday and by the Saturday i've listened to it 5 times and i've been to work too! I would confess to being a big Supergrass fan, but i actually think it's quite different from anything they did. It would be unfair to make comparisions to them. I hope that Gaz goes on to have a fruitful solo career, on the evidence of this album, he should!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice one Gaz 28 Jun 2012
By Russ101
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Well done Gaz, a top album once you listen to it a few times, got to admit the first time I listened to it I could go either way but gave it another go a few days later and it really was a grower!
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5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic voice 14 Dec 2013
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Never thought I'd like Gaz Coombes so much, but there's not a song on here I don't enjoy. He's really come into his own now, even though Supergrass were fab too. Saw him at Latitude and it was ear-splittingly great!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Very different album
very different one from Gaz.
It grows on you and very interesting to hear.
I like: sub divider, whore, hot fruit.
Published 29 days ago by Uri Koaz
4.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous!
I had not heard this album before but my boyfriend loves Gaz and when I heard this album, I instantly liked it. Some really wonderful tracks. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Ms. G. A. Weiss
3.0 out of 5 stars Sorry Gaz, really
Saw Gaz Coombes live and really enjoyed it. There were only 2 songs on the album I actually enjoyed. The rest just seemed a bit random. Read more
Published 13 months ago by pearlsgirl
4.0 out of 5 stars Here come the bombs, the drones, the fuzz etc etc
Gurning on push bikes, nicknames emblazoned across T-shirts carefree in their bagginess; there's something quite poignant in looking back on the Supergrass presentation of 90s... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Prince Florian
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent album
Really great album . Very good service Just a little disappointed that the new single is not on album.Buy it
Published 13 months ago by Mrs. Carole Armstrong
5.0 out of 5 stars gaz coombes
Good easy listening shame One of these days was not on it. Bought this CD after hearing that single on radio very easy listening.
Published 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Pump it on your stereo
When the lead singer goes solo, you expect one of two outcomes. Either it becomes obvious that the talented one was someone else in the band ( see Beady Eye ) or you get more of... Read more
Published on 7 July 2012 by A. Marczak
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