|Founder||Greg Shaw, Suzy Shaw|
|Genre||Proto-punk, punk rock, pop rock, indie rock|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Location||Los Angeles, California|
|First issue||January 1970|
Who Put The Bomp was a rock music fanzine edited and published by Greg Shaw from 1970 to 1979. Its name came from the 1961 hit doo-wop song by Barry Mann, "Who Put the Bomp". Later, the name was shortened to Bomp! Bomp!, and extended by Shaw to the record label Bomp! Records, which he headed until his death in 2004.
The magazine was a departure from the mainstream and its writing style unique with its own opinion described as almost partisan. The magazine was first published in 1970. It was created by Greg Shaw and his wife. The magazine chronicled bands that Shaw deemed worthy of covering. And he did it passionately. Shaw made it known too that the magazine was not going to cater to nostalgia or be an info receptacle for fanatical collectors of obscure out of print records.
Ken Barnes who wrote articles like "10 Greatest Power Pop Songs" for Best Classic Bands, and other publications such as Fusion and Phonograph Record was once co-editor for the magazine. Jay Kinney who was a key man in the underground comics movement in the late 1960s, served as art director for the magazine.
Shaw was one of the first and best-known rock fanzine editors. Active in science fiction fandom as a young man, he became familiar with fanzines. Shaw founded one of the earliest rock fanzines, the mimeographed Mojo Navigator and Rock 'n Roll News in 1966.
Record label history
The label has featured punk, pop, power pop, garage rock, new wave, old school rock, neo-psychedelia among other genres. Its roster has included The Modern Lovers, Iggy & The Stooges, Stiv Bators & The Dead Boys, 20/20, Shoes, Devo, The Weirdos, The Romantics, Spacemen 3, the Germs, SIN 34, Jeff Dahl, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, and Black Lips.
Greg Shaw died from heart failure at the age of 55 on October 19, 2004. Bomp! Records is headed by his ex-wife, Suzy Shaw.
Suzy Shaw and Mick Farren co-authored Bomp: Saving the World One Record at a Time, published by Ammo Books in 2007. In 2009, Bomp! and Ugly Things published Bomp 2 – Born in the Garage, edited by Suzy Shaw and Mike Stax.
- Stiv Bators
- The Barracudas
- Beachwood Sparks
- The Beat
- Black Lips
- The Brian Jonestown Massacre
- Paul Collins
- Jeff Dahl
- Dead Boys
- Dead Meadow
- Eyes of Mind
- Gravedigger Five
- The Hangman's Beautiful Daughters
- The Haunted
- The Hollywood Squares
- Jon and the Nightriders (Voxx)
- The Konks
- The Last
- The Miracle Workers
- Modern Lovers
- The Morlocks
- The Nerves
- The Pandoras
- The Romantics
- SIN 34
- The Sonics
- Spacemen 3
- The Stooges
- Mark Sultan
- The Telescopes
- The Things
- The Warlocks
- The Weirdos
- The Unknowns
- Venus and the Razorblades
- The Zeros
- Media and Popular Music, By Peter Mills - Page 10
- Billboard Magazine, October 30, 1999 - Page 49 Koch Sees Personnel Shuffle; Bomp Records Turns 25 by Chris Morris
- The Independent, Thursday 28 October 2004 - News > Obituaries, Greg Shaw, Early promoter of garage rock, punk and power pop By Pierre Perrone
- The New York Times, OCT. 27, 2004 - Greg Shaw, 55, Rock Enthusiast Who Loved Underground Music, Dies By BEN SISARIO
- e-flux, Journal #63 - March 2015 - Circulation and Withdrawal, Part II: Withdrawal - Simon Sheikh
- New Noise Magazine, June 25, 2014 - Label Spotlight: Bomp Records – Greg Shaw: Rock N’ Roll Visionary Interview with wife Suzy Shaw | By Jeff Alexander
- Between Montmartre and the Mudd Club: Popular Music and the Avant-Garde, By Bernard Gendron - 230 Chapter 10, The Birth of "Punk"
- BoingBoing, Mon Jan 7, 2013 - Gweek 080: Interview with Anarchy Comics publisher Jay Kinney
- Best Classic Bands - 10 Greatest Power Pop Songs By Ken Barnes
- boingboing - Gweek 080: Interview with Anarchy Comics publisher Jay Kinney
- Bomp: Saving The World One Record At A Time (by Suzy Shaw and Mick Farren) Archived 2007-12-05 at the Wayback Machine
- Official site
- Bomp: Saving The World One Record At A Time (by Suzy Shaw and Mick Farren) (Defunct prior to 8/11)
- The Bomp! History lesson (Defunct before 8/11)
- (Who Put The) Bomp! Magazines #2-#21 - Cover pics
- A history of Bomp! magazine by Greg Shaw