They Go Boom were a 90's pop duo who combined the Sarah Records-led indie-pop of the time with pulsating synth pop more in tune with early Depeche Mode and Pet Shop Boys. This collection compiles the music from the five EPs they released during their lifetime and will appeal to fans of home made electronics and resigned sad pop.
CD on Wayside and Woodland Recordings plus label sampler CD!.
YOUR RECENTLY VIEWED ITEMS
- Home Electronics : Singles and EPS 1991 - 1997 by They Go Boom!!
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8/10 Dan Customer review, 9th August 2017
Back in 1994 I was doing my military service. I was not that kind of soldier that the Swedish government wanted me to be. Me and my friend just wanted to relax and smoke and listen to music. We had a tape with a lot of twee. Three songs on that I still remember today, it was 'Razorcuts' - 'Mary Day', 'Red Sleeping Beauty' - 'Cinema' and 'They Go Boom' - 'Body. The last song became a soundtrack that summer and was the beginning of a lifelong relationship. This was long before the days of internet and downloading. I copied tapes and read fanzines and finally i got hold of all of their records. I made mixtape and almost every tape had They Go Boom on it. A few weeks ago I read that they were about to release a compilation, as I said I have already got them on vinyl, but I wanted them on a CD compilation, too. Today I got it in the mail. As '20th Century' was on, I felt the breeze in my face like when we were biking home from the beach some 20 years ago or when we took the bus to Stockholm, travelling 600 km to watch this band back in 96 or 97. Next thing I know, my daughter is dancing like a maniac to the very same song. "20th century look what you done to me" and I enjoyed every second of it. A brilliant musical document that I am passing on to the next generation. A very pleasant record and a joyful walk down the memory lane. A record that deserves more than a maybe and ought to have a place in the history of music that really reached out and touched faith.
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