"Bring It On"
No. of Discs:
No. of Tracks:
01. "Get Miles"
02. "Whippin' Piccadilly"
03. "Make No Sound
04. "78 Stone Wobble"
05. "Tijuana Lady"
06: "Here Comes The Breeze"
07: "Love Is Better Than A Warm Trombone"
08: "Get Myself Arrested"
09: "Free To Run"
10: "Bubble Gum Years"
11. "Rie's Wagon"
12: "The Comeback"
I bet not too many who post on/view this forum have never heard of this album, let alone even the band....I could go on and on about Gomez for several hours.....
One can't really explain their sound since they cover practically every genre...
Theyre probably the most ecletic band out there, but havent generated much airplay in the United States... Yes, they're from Southport, England, and are very acclaimed in Europe, but have only been regulated to a "cult following" here....
"Bring It On" was the first album they released and it was mostly recorded in their garage and produced by the band themselves....Several record companies got a hold of the demos and it subsequently garnished the Mercury Music Prize for 1998 Album of the Year, which is the UKs version of the Grannys... In fact, it "beat out" the Verve's "Urban Hymns" in the process...
How to explain Gomez? They've done country, jazz, rap, techno, blues, skiffle, practically everything....
For example, "Get Miles" is a hard-driven psycadelic song, "Make No Sound" can compare to Pearl Jam at their best..."Get Myself Arrested" is ska at its finest, "Rie's Wagon" is very haunting..... The stand-outs are "Free To Run", which is "blue-eye soul" and is has heavy Greatful Dead influence and "Whippin Piccadilly" which they always play during their encore, which was written because of an LSD trip the band was on.....
They've been compared to everything from Radio Head, Ween, Rolling Stones, Pavement, Beck, etc.....
They're definitely worth checking-out....Their 4th full album "Split The Difference" is slated for 5/18 and I can't wait for when it's officially released...