Double Bummer

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Double Bummer
Bongwater - Double Bummer.JPG
Studio album by Bongwater
Released 1988 (1988)
Recorded Noise New York
(New York City, NY)
Genre Experimental rock
Length 91:50
Label Shimmy Disc
Producer Kramer
Bongwater chronology
Breaking No New Ground!
Double Bummer
Too Much Sleep
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B[2]

Double Bummer is a double-LP by Bongwater which was released in 1988. The four-sided album contained songs about people ranging from Frank Sinatra, David Bowie, Ronald Reagan, and a Cantonese version of Led Zeppelin's "Dazed and Confused".[3] In 1998, the album was remastered by Alan Douches and Kramer for its inclusion in Box of Bongwater set.[4] Music videos for the songs "Lesbians of Russia" and "Jimmy" were directed by Jim Spring and Jens Jurgensen.

Track listing[edit]

Side one (First Bummer)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Lesbians of Russia" Kramer, David Licht, Ann Magnuson, Dave Rick 1:31
2. "Frank" Kramer, Ann Magnuson 1:51
3. "We Did It Again" (Soft Machine cover) Kevin Ayers 2:17
4. "Homer" Kramer 3:27
5. "Joy Ride" Kramer, Ann Magnuson, Dave Rick 2:57
6. "Decadent Iranian Country Club" Kramer, Ann Magnuson, Dave Rick 2:48
7. "David Bowie Wants Ideas" Kramer, Ann Magnuson 2:14
8. "Rock & Roll Part 2" (Gary Glitter cover) Gary Glitter 3:20
Side two (Second Bummer)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Just May Be the One" (The Monkees cover) Michael Nesmith 1:53
2. "There You Go" (Johnny Cash cover) Johnny Cash 2:50
3. "Shark" Kramer 1:24
4. "Jimmy" Kramer, Ann Magnuson 3:58
5. "Crime" Kramer 3:00
6. "Pornography" Kramer, Dave Rick 3:42
7. "P.F.W." Kramer 3:11
Side three (Third Bummer)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Dazed & Chinese" (Led Zeppelin cover) Jimmy Page 3:45
2. "Bullaby" Kramer, Ann Magnuson 3:12
3. "So Help Me God" Kramer, Dave Rick 4:37
4. "His Old Look" Kramer, Ann Magnuson 2:58
5. "Stone" Coby Batty, Kramer 2:26
6. "Number" Coby Batty, Kramer 4:44
Side four (Final Bummer)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Love You To" (The Beatles cover) George Harrison 2:16
2. "Reaganation" Tuli Kupferberg 3:05
3. "Double Birth" Kramer 3:18
4. "Bruce" Kramer, Ann Magnuson 2:18
5. "Pool" Kramer 4:40
6. "Rain" (The Beatles cover) John Lennon 5:45


Adapted from the Double Bummer liner notes.[5]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United States 1988 Shimmy Disc CD, CS, LP shimmy 011
Netherlands 1990 LP SDE 8801


  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Bongwater: Double Bummer > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Bongwater: Double Bummer". Robert Retrieved February 17, 2013. 
  3. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2003) The Great Indie Discography, Canongate, ISBN 1-84195-335-0, p. 240
  4. ^ Gehr, Richard; Pattyn, Jay (2007). "Bongwater". Trouser Press. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ Double Bummer (booklet). Bongwater. New York City, New York: Shimmy Disc. 1988. 

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