Double Bummer

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Double Bummer
Bongwater - Double Bummer.JPG
Studio album by
Released1988 (1988)
RecordedNoise New York
(New York City, NY)
GenreExperimental rock
Length91:50
LabelShimmy Disc
ProducerKramer
Bongwater chronology
Breaking No New Ground!
(1987)
Double Bummer
(1988)
Too Much Sleep
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
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.

Track listing[edit]

Side one (First Bummer)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
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
4."Homer"Kramer3:27
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)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Just May Be the One" (The Monkees cover)Michael Nesmith1:53
2."There You Go" (Johnny Cash cover)Johnny Cash2:50
3."Shark"Kramer1:24
4."Jimmy"Kramer, Ann Magnuson3:58
5."Crime"Kramer3:00
6."Pornography"Kramer, Dave Rick3:42
7."Pew"Kramer3:11
Side three (Third Bummer)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
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)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
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
5."Pool"Kramer4:40
6."Rain" (The Beatles cover)John Lennon5:45

Personnel[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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 robertchristgau.com.
  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.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)

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