Boom Pam, Boom Pam (Flavour)

 |   |  <1 min read

Boom Pam: Ladji
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 . . .

Share It

Your Comments

post a comment

More from this section   World Music articles index

LO'JO INTERVIEWED (2012): The maison where worlds collude

LO'JO INTERVIEWED (2012): The maison where worlds collude

For a medium-sized town in France, Angers – pronounced An-jey, population about 240,000 – boasts a fascinating ancient and recent history. It was once a Roman town, numerous kings... > Read more

Toumani Diabate and Sidiki Diabate: Toumani & Sidiki (World Circuit)

Toumani Diabate and Sidiki Diabate: Toumani & Sidiki (World Circuit)

While many international music writers closer to the artists have been finding new hyperboles to acclaim the gifted young kora player Sidiki Diabate alongside his father Toumani (an accepted... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

Deep Sea Arcade: Outlands (Ivy League)

Deep Sea Arcade: Outlands (Ivy League)

Hard to know what constitutes "indie" these days, but given the single Girls from the debut album by this Sydney band has been getting play on BBC Radio 1 in the UK and sounds impeccably... > Read more

Newtown Rocksteady: Goin' Steady (Loop)

Newtown Rocksteady: Goin' Steady (Loop)

Much as it would be a relief to be hugely impressed by this expanded EP -- half a dozen tracks,  four dub versions - it appears this large band have invented a variant on the rightly derided... > Read more