- Get Miles
- Whippin' Piccadilly
- Make No Sound
- 78 Stone Wobble
- Tijuana Lady
- Here Comes the Breeze
- Love Is Better Than a Warm Trombone
- Get Myself Arrested
- Free to Run
- Bubble Gum Years
- Rie's Wagon
- The Comeback
On their debut album, Bring It On, England's Gomez introduce their original take on bluesy roots rock. Unlike Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, this isn't amphetamine-fueled freak-out music but similar at times to Beck's acoustic-based work (One Foot in the Grave), with more going on vocally. The band has a total of three strong vocalists, who can switch from pretty harmonies to gutsy blues outpourings in the blink of an eye. The band manages to cover a lot of ground convincingly on Bring It On, which is unusual, since it commonly takes bands the course of a few releases to hone their sound. The three British singles released from the album are definite highlights -- "Get Myself Arrested," "Whippin' Piccadilly," and "78 Stone Wobble," the latter containing a beautifully haunting acoustic guitar riff similar to Nirvana's unplugged version of the Meat Puppets' "Plateau." All the praise that Gomez's debut received is definitely not hype. The album is consistently great, as proven by such tracks as "Tijuana Lady," "Love Is Better Than a Warm Trombone," and "Get Myself Arrested." [In 2008 the album was reissued with a bonus disc comprised of two BBC Radio One sessions (equalling seven tracks) and nine B-Sides taken from the "78 Stone Wobble," "Get Myself Arrested" and "Whippin' Picadilly " singles.]
Gomez are a band in the wrong era, not that I'm complaining. This album is classic rock with a twist. The singing range between the 2 singers makes the lyrics reach wonderfull heights. Not a bad song on this album. And what a concert!!! One of the best I have seen.
Gomez's critics always point to the traditional elements of their tunes, claiming them to be copying previous bands. However, while some songs (such as Bubblegum Years) are certainly reminiscent of famous British bands of the 1960s, there is such immense variety on this album that it does not matter, and I defy anyone to listen to the likes of Get Miles without conceding that there are some truly original songs here. This is a fine album, deserving all the praise it has ever recieved, and it baffles me how a group of 5 young lads, barely out of University, came up with such a diverse mature album.
I listened to both CDs by this band and unfortunately the songs sound as if they were composed of sound snippets from far better bands of the sixties and seventies. They should change their name to the Wannabeatles. Actually I like the name Wannabeatles.
oh my what an incredible album.it,in my opinion is one of the greatest all time albums.maybe im biast. not one bad song. funky folk blues. i went to see them a couple of weeks age and they completely blew me away.one of the most talented modern bands