- Audio CD (21 May 2012)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: CD
- Label: Hot Fruit Records
- ASIN: B00791VAWK
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- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 41,978 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Here Come The Bombs CD
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Debut solo album from the former Supergrass stalwart, delivering melodic indie-rock in the same vein as his former band.
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.
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Top Customer Reviews
'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.Read more ›
I can't recommend it enough, especially for fellow Supergrass fiends, but hopefully it will appeal beyond those borders.
There are your typical Supergrass type songs here "Whore" "Simulator" and "White Noise" the rest are more mix and match sounding songs with some atmospheric noises.
If you prefer that sound then it might be your thing such as Supergrasses albums (Road to Rohen and their 3rd) - but if you want to hear anything like Sun hits the sky or Alright then the closest you will get is those 3 songs I listed above.
Gaz's second is an improvement on this, but a bit too atmospheric probably and laid back even more than this record.
Its a confused sort of album, in its tracklisting the musical direction Gaz Coombes took on this is typical of what he would do after Supergrass I think but I would really be enthused of the idea of Gaz doing another song like "Sitting up straight" or "Bullet" - from the supergrass best of cd.
If Gaz does a third record I would say he would go back to a more basic guitar drums bass sound, so if you are going to buy this record I would say "Road to Rohen" is the best match of the Supergrass album series.
I would like to see Road to Rohen remixed and given a longer tracklisting along with a rare recordings disc and a live disc of their 2005 shows, I thought that record was way too short and overlooked.
As for Release the Drones the unfinished Supergrass album they should definitely finish it off and release it, but the song White Noise is so Supergrass sounding, I can't help but think it was from those recordings??
I've always liked Supergrass, but they were hardly Premiership Material. But Everything's changed with this little masterpiece.
Coombes has given the listener imagination & diversity by the bucket loads.
Certainly, an early runner for album of the year, but it probably won't sell a massive amount(dam you British record buying public!)
Anyhoow, Well done Gaz!(though I don't suppose he will read this review)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm not a supergrass anorak but this surprised me.
Take the time to listen to this.
its good on first hearing but has a lot more to it than you first think. Read more
Takes about three or four listens to get it, but once you do it's a terrific collection of songs from start to finish, and very addictive. Read morePublished on 22 Dec. 2014 by Wiggy
very different one from Gaz.
It grows on you and very interesting to hear.
I like: sub divider, whore, hot fruit.
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. Read morePublished on 14 Dec. 2013 by gembemcats