Double Bummer

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Double Bummer
Bongwater - Double Bummer.JPG
Studio album by
Released1988 (1988)
RecordedNoise New York
(New York City, NY)
LabelShimmy Disc
Bongwater chronology
Breaking No New Ground!
Double Bummer
Too Much Sleep
Professional ratings
Review scores
Christgau's Record GuideB[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. The album is referenced in the lyrics to the song "Lariat" by Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks.

Track listing[edit]

Side one (First Bummer)
1."Lesbians of Russia"Kramer, David Licht, Ann Magnuson, Dave Rick1:31
2."Frank"Kramer, Ann Magnuson1:51
3."We Did It Again" (Soft Machine cover)Kevin Ayers2:17
5."Joy Ride"Kramer, Ann Magnuson, Dave Rick2:57
6."Decadent Iranian Country Club"Kramer, Ann Magnuson, Dave Rick2:48
7."David Bowie Wants Ideas"Kramer, Ann Magnuson2:14
8."Rock & Roll Part 2" (Gary Glitter cover)Gary Glitter3:20
Side two (Second Bummer)
1."Just May Be the One" (The Monkees cover)Michael Nesmith1:53
2."There You Go" (Johnny Cash cover)Johnny Cash2:50
4."Jimmy"Kramer, Ann Magnuson3:58
6."Pornography"Kramer, Dave Rick3:42
Side three (Third Bummer)
1."Dazed & Chinese" (Led Zeppelin cover)Jimmy Page3:45
2."Bullaby"Kramer, Ann Magnuson3:12
3."So Help Me God"Kramer, Dave Rick4:37
4."His Old Look"Kramer, Ann Magnuson2:58
5."Stone"Coby Batty, Kramer2:26
6."Number"Coby Batty, Kramer4:44
Side four (Final Bummer)
1."Love You To" (The Beatles cover)George Harrison2:16
2."Reaganation"Tuli Kupferberg3:05
3."Double Birth"Kramer3:18
4."Bruce"Kramer, Ann Magnuson2:18
6."Rain" (The Beatles cover)John Lennon5:45


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 (1990). "B". Christgau's Record Guide: The '80s. Pantheon Books. ISBN 0-679-73015-X. Retrieved August 17, 2020 – via
  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.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)

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