This Just In: Bomp

If you’ve scoped the bins lately, you’ve probably noticed a ton of incredible reissues from PMG. They’ve been on point with making highly sought-after, near-impossible-to-find African albums finally available. In their most recent batch is a disco/boogie/funk gem from Igna Igwebuike, aptly titled Bomp. Since the album is from Nigeria, a country where 70’s & 80’s-era electronic/dance music of any type is quickly scooped up by collectors, it’s brilliant that Bomp is now finally available to the masses (well, the nerdy masses). Take a listen to a the album below, come grab the record and DANCE! –MLE

Igna Igwebuike – Bomp LP
Listen: Full album
PMG present a reissue of Igna Igwebuike’s Bomp, originally released in 1980. ‘It takes a lot of swag to wear a hat as big as the hat that I.G. wears on the cover of Bomp. But I.G., a.k.a. Bobby I.G., a.k.a. I.G. New Yorker, had swag by the bucket load. That hat tells you everything you need to know about I.G. and, indeed, about Bomp – it’s a big funky slice of Nigerian cowboy disco magic. I.G. was a player in the thriving Enugu boogie scene, a scene, in the east of the country that also produced Goddy Oku and William Onyeabor. With Mr Mighty Flames, Willie N’For on bass, Austin Onwurah on drums and all the bells and whistles of the Godiac Studios close at hand, a Nigerian disco classic was inevitable. ‘Disco Bomp’ and ‘Disco Power’ are straight-ahead floor-fillers. ‘Funk Ina Ghatto’ has a slower, dirtier groove. ‘World Of Misery’ takes a slight calypso reggae detour, before ‘Take Me Home’ brings it on home, with an unabashed plea for ‘loving’ and some delightfully wonky synth lines from another Mighty Flame, Frankie Song. Bomp was I.G.’s only album. It’s a startling one-off disco boogie classic that was clear in its ambition and perfect in its execution. A bit like the hat, really.” Peter Moore

Who put the BOMP in the new releases, reissues and restocks?

2Pac – 2pacalypse Now 2LP, All Eyez On Me 4LP
A Tribe Called Quest – Anthology 2LP, – We Got It From Here Thank You 4 Your Service 2LP
Albert King – The Big Blues LP*
Amy Winehouse – Back To Black LP, Frank 2LP, Lioness: Hidden Treasures 2LP
Arcade Fire – Funeral LP, Neon Bible LP
Arms Dealer x Michelle Forever – Split CS
Ars Phoenix / The Viirus – Split CS
Augustus Pablo – Hot Rocks Dub LP
Aura (Led By Joe Kemfa) – Jungle Juice LP
Awa Poulo – Poulo Warali LP
Bala Miller And The Great Music Pirameeds Of Afrika – S/T LP
Baxter Dury – Floor Show LP*, Len Parrot’s Memorial Lift LP*
Beach Fossils – S/T LP
Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band LP
Beck – Odelay LP
Behind Closed Doors – Exit Lines LP*
Beirut – No No No LP
Big Pun – Capital Punishment 2LP
Biosphere – Substrata 2LP
Black Flag – Damaged LP
Black Keys – thickfreakness LP
Black Children Sledge Funk Co-Band – Vol. 3 LP
Black Sabbath – S/T LP, The Ultimate Collection 2CD, 4LP
Bon Iver – 22 A Million CD, Blood Bank 12“, Bon Iver LP
Brian Jonestown Massacre – Braveryrepetitionandnoise LP, Their Satanic Majesties’ Second Request 2LP, Bringing It All Back Home-Again EP 12”
Buena Vista Social Club – At Carnegie Hall 2LP
Busta Rhymes – The Coming 2LP
Celia & Johnny – S/T LP
Champion Jack Dupree – Blues From The Gutter LP*
Clipse – Hell Hath No Fury LP
Coil – Backwards 2LP
Com Truise – Galactic Melt 2LP
Croation Amor – The World LP
Current 93 – Honeysuckle Aeons LP
Czarface – Every Hero Needs A Villain 2LP
Daft Punk – Random Access Memories 2LP
David Bowie – Blackstar LP, Legacy 2LP
Dead Moon – Strange Pray Tell LP
De La Soul – And The Anonymous Nobody CD
Descendents – Everything Sucks LP
Destruction Unit – Negative Feedback Resistor LP
Dewey Corley & Walter Miller – I Ain’t Gonna Drink No More, Not Much LP*
Dies Irae – First LP
Dinosaur Jr. – Dinosaur LP, Give A Glimpse Of What You’re Not LP
DJ Shadow – Entroducing LP
Dracula – Songs Of Love & Melancholy CS
Dub Inc. – Afrikya 2LP*
Dub Incorporation – Dans Le Decor 2LP*
Elbow – Little Fictions LP*
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – S/T LP
Eluvium – Copia 2LP*, Talk Amongst The Trees 2LP*
Emiliana Torrini – The Colorist & Emiliana Torrini LP*
Emma Ogosi – Nobody Knows LP
Ennio Morricone – Quentin Tarantino’s Hateful Eight OST 2LP
Ethiopian Quintet – Afro-Latin Soul Vol. 2 LP
Face To Face – S/T LP
Fajro Greka – Kapitalo Estas Dio CS
Fela Kuti & Africa 70 – Sorrow, Tears & Blood LP, Expensive Shit LP, He Miss Road LP
Flaming Lips – Oczy Mlody CD
Foo Fighters – Saint Cecilia EP 12”
Frank Zappa/Mothers Of Invention – We’re Only In It For The Money LP
Frankie Knuckles – Beyond The Mix LP
Fred McDowell – Vol. 2 LP
Gogol Bordello – Gypsy Punks Underdog World Strike 2LP
Gorguts – Pleiades’ Dust LP
Gorillaz – Plastic Beach 2LP
Grimes – Art Angels LP, Visions LP
Guns N’ Roses – Appetite For Destruction LP
Howlin’ Wolf – Howlin’ Wolf Album LP
Iggy & The Stooges – Raw Power LP
Iggy Pop – The Idiot LP
Interpol – Turn On The Bright Lights LP
Iron Maiden – Piece Of Mind LP, Powerslave LP, Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son LP
Iron Reagan – Crossover Ministry LP*
Jackie Ransom – Final Exposure CS
Jack White – Blunderbuss LP
James Blake – S/T 2LP
Jamie xx – In Colour LP
Jay-Z – Magna Carta Holy Grail 2LP
Jerry Lee Lewis – The Sun Singles Collection LP
Jesus And Mary Chain – Psychocandy LP
Jim James – Eternally Even LP
Jimi Hendrix – Are You Experienced? LP, Miami Pop Festival 2LP
John Carpenter – Lost Themes II LP
John Coltrane – Blue Train LP
Joni Mitchell – Blue LP
Judas Priest – Turbo 30 LP*
Jungle – S/T LP
Kanye West – College Dropout 2LP, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 3LP
Kenny Larkin – Metaphor EP 12”
King Tubby – African Love Dub LP, Meets Scientist In A Midnight Rock Dub Vol. 1 LP, Stalag 80 Dubwise LP
Kurt Vile – b’lieve i’m goin down 2LP
Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein – Stranger Things Vol. 1 OST 2LP
Kyuss – …And The Circus Leaves Town LP
Lacanthrope – Anxiety Diet CS
LCD Soundsystem – London Sessions 2LP, S/T LP, This Is Happening 2LP
Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV LP
Lemmy – Born To Lose, Live To Win LP
Less Than Jake – Sound The Alarm LP*
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd
Mac Demarco – 2 LP, Salad Days LP
Madonna – Confessions On A Dance Floor 2LP
Major Lazer – Free The Universe 2LP
Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On LP, What’s Going On LP
Massive Attack Vs. Mad Professor – No Protection LP
Matteo Vallicelli – Primo LP*
Melvins – Houdini LP, Stag 2LP, Stoner Witch LP
Memphis Minnie – Keep On Goin’ LP*
Meshuggah – The Violent Sleep Of Reason 2LP
Michael Chapman – 50 LP
Michele Mercure – Eye Chant LP*
Miles Davis – Cookin’ With The Miles Davis Quintet LP, Kind Of Blue LP, Sketches Of Spain LP
Mission of Burma – Vs. LP
Moderat – II LP, S/T LP
Mono – Under the Pipal Tree 2LP
Moon Duo – Occult Architecture Vol. 1 LP
Motorpsycho – Child Of The Future LP
Muddy Waters – After The Rain LP
Nas – Illmatic LP
Neutral Milk Hotel – In The Aeroplane Over The Sea LP
Nick Drake – Pink Moon LP
Nicolas Jaar – Sirens LP
Nirvana – In Utero LP, Nevermind LP, S/T LP
No Dice – S/T CS
Nots – Third Man Live 7”
Oby Onyioha – I Want To Feel Your Love LP
Outkast – Aquemini 3LP
Pharcyde – Bizarre Ride II 2LP
Phoenix – Bankrupt! LP, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix LP
Pig Destroyer – Book Burner LP
Pink Floyd – Atom Heart Mother LP, Dark Side Of The Moon LP, The Wall 2LP, Wish You Were Here LP
Pink Martini – Je Dis Oui! 2LP*
Pixies – Bossanova LP, Come On Pilgrim LP, Doolittle LP
Poorgrrrl – Pitiparti EP 12”
Prince – 1999 2LP, For You LP
Puce Mary – The Spiral LP
Queen – S/T LP
Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool 2LP, Amnesiac 2LP, Hail To The Thief 2LP, In Rainbows LP, Kid A 2LP, King Of Limbs LP, OK Computer 2LP, The Bends LP
Rebelution – Falling Into Place LP
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication 2LP
Rolling Stones – Exile On Main Street LP, Hot Rocks 2LP, Sticky Fingers LP
Sampha – Process LP*
Sigur Ros – Agaetis Byrjun LP+CD
Slayer – Reign In Blood LP
Sleep – Sleep’s Holy Mountain LP
Slum Village – Fantastic Vol. 1 2LP
Snoop Doggy Dogg – Doggystyle LP
Songs: Ohia – Didn’t It Rain Deluxe 2LP, Magnolia Electric Company Deluxe 2LP
Soundgarden – Superunknown 2LP
St. Germain – Tourist 2LP
Staple Singers – Will The Circle Be Unbroken? LP
Stereophonics – Just Enough Education To Perform LP*, Language. Sex. Violence. Other? LP*
Sun Ra – Super-Sonic Jazz LP
Surfer Blood – Snowdonia LP*
Syl Johnson – My Funky Funk Band LP*, We Do It Together LP*
T. Rex – Electric Warrior LP
Tame Impala – Currents 2LP
Television – Marquee Moon LP
The Avalanches – Since I Left You 2LP*
The Bats – The Deep Set LP*
The Clash – S/T LP
The Cure – Disintegration 2LP
The Doors – S/T LP
The Golden Pelicans – Third Man Live 7”
The Horrors – Primary Colours 2LP
The Knife – Deep Cuts 2LP
The National – Boxer LP, Trouble Will Find Me 2LP
The Smiths – Hatful Of Hollow LP, Louder Than Bombs 2LP
The Soul Explosion – Soul Fire LP
The Stooges – S/T LP
The Strokes – First Impressions Of Earth LP, Is This It LP
The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream 2LP
The xx – I See You CD, LP
Thelonious Monk – Paris 1969 2LP, The Unique LP
Thom Yorke – The Eraser LP
Throbbing Gristle – Second Annual Report LP
Todd Terje & The Olsens – The Big Cover Up 2LP
Tommy McGee – Now That I Have You b/w Stay With Me 7”
Tom Waits – Mule Variations 2LP, Swordfishtrombones LP
Train – A Girl A Bottle A Boat LP*
Tuxedomoon – Half-Mute LP*
Tycho – Epoch LP
Unwound – Fake Train EP 12”
Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires Of The City LP, Vampire Weekend LP
Various – Curiosity Shop Vol. 1 LP
Various – DFA Compilation #1 2LP
Various – Drop On Down In Florida 2CD+Book
Various – Eccentric Soul: The Deep City Label 2LP
Various – Eccentric Soul: The Outskirts Of Deep City CD
Various – Psych Funk Sa-Re-Ga! 2LP
Various – Tremblin’: Steamy & Atmospheric R&B Vocals LP
Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat LP
White Stripes – De Stijl LP, Hand Springs 7“, Hello Operator 7“, S/T LP, Under Great White Northern Lights 2LP, White Blood Cells LP
Willie Colon – Cosa Nuestra LP
Worsen – Grand Scheme CS
Wu-Tang Clan – Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) LP
Xtasy – E Je Ka Jo LP
Y Pants – Beat It Down LP
Yo La Tengo – I Can Hear The Heart Beating… 2LP
Young Thug – Jeffery LP*

*Indicates new release or new reissue