Boom Pam, Boom Pam (Flavour)

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Boom Pam, Boom Pam (Flavour)

I don't imagine Boom Pam have a lot of competition in their chosen genre.

This four-piece from Tel Aviv -- two guitars, drums and tuba, and 70s moustaches -- have really cornered the Israeli surf rock market and this often hilarious and rather flashy outing tosses up dance floor disco-rock, wedding party songs, moody and exotic instrumentals, and a bit of snazzy jazzy sax.

Oh, and bouzouki.

This is a trip around the Med on a cruise ship where the band drink shooters every night after the gig.

Imagine the Ventures who grew up in Haifa, fell in love with disco, couldn't find a bassist so got in the neighbour who played tuba, then found fame in cheap dancehalls under the mirror ball playing for bar mitzvahs. That kind of thing.

Kitschy, but cute.

If you only buy one Jewish surf-rock (with tuba) album this month . . .

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