Getting Cozy With… Bombskare!

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BombskareHi Folks,

Thanks for dropping by.  Want to know about us?  Well here are the questions that we get asked a lot ….the answers are all true.

We were trying to find a bit about the origins of Bombskare, but failed, can you tell us about how you came together?

I’m not an archaeologist but I’m told we were formed around the time of Charlemagne.  That would make us over twelve hundred years old, which feels about right, but until we get round to carbon dating Papa Joe, our oldest member, it’s all just speculation.  You might not realise this, but Ska music before the Middle Ages was quite different.  It was slower for a start, with a lot less electricity.

What do you think of the Ska scene in the UK at the moment, are there any acts that particularly stand out?

To be honest there isn’t really much of a Ska scene up here in Scotland, which is tricky.  We’re always on a bill that has a fairly broad mix of music styles.  But there are great Ska bands out there in the real world and we know who they are!, .

Outside the genre is there any guilty pleasures (music wise!!) that you can admit to?

As far as we are concerned all music is there to be improved with Ska.  Over the years we have done cover versions of Mozart, Deep Purple, Stevie Wonder, The Bangles, Sublime, Slayer, Gene Krupa, Frank Zappa, The Beatles,  to name a few.

What do you have in the way of recordings?

We have just released our second full length album  ‘The Day The Earth Stood Stupid’. It took about three years to record so we’re all pretty excited about that.  We have also released an album of Beatles Covers “Skabbey Road” and our first album “A Fistful of Dynamite” was released in 2009.  We release most of our live work and cover versions on YouTube.

We love the quote on the website that you “leave every stage like Tokyo following a visit from Godzilla” how do you guys maintain your passion for the music?

That’s easy.  Alcohol. And playing live. We love playing live.

How do you guys explain the loyal support that you guys have garnered?

That’s easy.  Alcohol. And playing live – a lot. Seriously, we have no idea why people follow the band so loyally.  Fan is short for fanatic, so we imagine the people that support us have mental health issues.  What we do is a form of care in the community if you think about it.  It’s a shame really.  We blame the conservatives.

Cheers,

Bombskare

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Alicia Atout

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