The Bomboras

The Bomboras is an all-instrumental surf band from Los Angeles. The band was formed in the summer of 1994, sharing a love of 60’s Surf/Garage such as The Ventures, Booker T, and The Sonics.

Donning Halloween masks, Tiki Heads, and Day of the Dead regalia onstage, the fivesome tempered their retro-stylings with an update by way of The Ramones, The Pandoras, and Nuggets. Accompanied by frenzied Go Go girls, spitting flames, stage-diving, and destroying their own equipment, the Bomboras’ livid funhouse take on 145 Surf became an object of fan adoration, but a pest to the LAPD, who targeted the band’s outrageous shows much as they have targeted other ‘dangerous’ LA bands, most memorably Black Flag.

It should be noted that any comparison to this band and Black Flag is absurd. This was not a "bad boy" band ever targeted by the LAPD. That information is fluff.

The Bomboras took their name from a classic surf instrumental by the Original Surfaris (not to be confused with a different song with the same title, "Bombora," by the Australian surf combo The Atlantics) and released several albums on Dionysus Records between 1995 and 1997. Rob Zombie took notice of the band and signed them to his then newly-formed Zombie a Go-Go label, which was distributed by Geffen Records. The Bomboras finally called it quits in 2000 with some of the members forming [ The Lords of Altamont] and some continuing rocking as the Legendary Invisible Men.

On December 31st, 2006, New Years Eve of 2007, The Bomboras played a return show in Hollywood.

Line up

*Von Franco-bass
*Big Wave Dave Klein-drums
*Shane "The Showman" Van Dyke-bass/vocals
*Johnny DeVilla-guitar/vocals-see also (Lords Of Altamont)
*Gregg Lord Hunt-guitar/vocals
*Jake Cavaliere-keys/vocals-see also (Lords Of Altamont)

elected discography

*Savage Island, 1995
*Swingin' Singles!, 1996
*Organ Grinder, 1995/1997
*Starship Troopers, 1997
*It Came from Pier 13!, 1997
*Board Headz movie, 1998
*Head Shrinkin' Fun, 1998

External links

* [ The Bomboras MySpace page]

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