|What folks are saying about Somewhere in this Town:|
|What folks are saying about Operation B.O.M.B.A.:|
Live at a recent private party:
"They are GREAT - kind of Thelonious Monk meets Surf Rock and everyone does a just a little acid"
Live at The Linwood - 9/19/98:
"Seks Bomba switched big-ass gears with their precise, intelligent, tasteful-but-no-less-whompin' set of lunacy. Hilarious and beautiful at once, it'd be easy to throw the lounge tag at 'em, but lounge is the least of it. It's more like Vic Damone takes a shitload of acid, thinks he's James Bond in a diaper and turban (with bad jewelry), buys a hot-pink surfboard and heads out for Venus. The chemistry, material and delivery are perfectly sublime. Bomba know what they're doing in ways most bands can't begin to fathom. Important and fun: go figure."
Reviving the sounds of the Cold War era, Seks Bomba plays everything from
the deliciously wicked original "Satan's Shriners" to a mod cover of Burt
Bacharach's "Do You Know the Way to San Jose."
This local cocktail band, which began as a one-shot performance, has
blossomed into a skillful ensemble that adeptly mixes jazz and retro pop.
Few rock musicians can mine a sense of humor without having it
turn into musical camp or just another joke. Somehow, the quintet Seks
Bomba succeeds with it's combination of lounge, metal, surf, pop and
avant-rock with impressive musicianship and a sharp focus.
Beach Blanket Bingo on Acid
Surf spy rockers take notice: Boston's contemporary answer to lounge music can be found in the sounds of Seks Bomba, a quintet incorporating the vibes of highballs and high-speed car chases with quality musicianship and a unique sense of electric lounge style. Seks Bomba's sound is a mix of everything from surf rock to borderline heavy metal to soundtrack themes from bad movies, some of which exist (like "Love Me" from the cult favorite Bedazzled) and others that don't...
Their rendition of the lounge lizard
anthem "Bright Lights and You, Girl" is cooler than
cool McCool - you know what I'm talking about-AND I AINT JUST PUTTIN YOU ON!
Another winner from this inimitably affable crew. Most excellent.
On the rise, Rocking on the edge of jazz
"...witty, rhythmic, and capable of delivering a filmy guitar vs. Hammond reward
worth more than a few listens."
Live at TT the Bear's - 8/2/97:
Seks Bomba took the realm of exotica to the outer limits of their Esquivelian cosmos. Loved their cover of Burt Bacharach's "Do You Know the Way to San Jose?" Seks Bomba's performance was like the tastiest dessert.....
This wild combo of smart lounge/surf/(fill in blank) is tight and
trim...Can't wait to see more from this class act. Until then, see them
Seks Bomba rocks the house!!! You all sounded fabulous. You are getting
tighter each show. Thanks for the good times, and the martinis at the
Lizard Lounge are mighty tasty.
Just caught your show at the lizard lounge.. fantastic!!
Anyways I've seen you play four times now and it seems that you get better
and better everytime and the crowds keep getting bigger too....
Looking forward to seeing you again...
Thanx for a great night
"muli-layered songs that are actually arranged, with the depth and panache of European films of the 1960s. "Satan's Shriner's" is a song that Bond, Blofeld and Beelzebub himself would love."
How can we resist?
"This band is wonderful. Get out your favorite cocktail glass, mix a drink, put on the hifi and enjoy!"
"Seks Bomba's repertoire appears to have been appropriated from a
wedding band from hell, or Pluto..."
"Late night WLVI-TV 56...Mannix...Jack Lord...Steve McQueen...better
yet, the Big Bald One, racing through the steaming summer streets in a
Caddy, screeching to a stop on the sidewalk outsidesome abandined
building...Seks Bomba is all about highballs, big, fast cars, darkened
Polynesian lounges full of big- and small-time hoods...cool, laconic,
licensed to kill."