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CosmicPal
04-28-2005, 07:09 PM
Does anyone know who sings the song, Bam Bam? This is no joke.

Something tells me it's an old song by The Clash, but I'm not sure. I'm not about to go doing some song lyric site 'cause they always spit out a ton of sh@t.

For those of you who like reggae, you should check out Toots & the Maytals CD- True Love. It's loaded with guest artists including Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Jeff Beck, Willie Nelson, Bootsy Collins, Ben Harper, and more....Excellent and groovy CD. Great for those summer BBQs.

Anyways, anyone who can tell me who the original singer of Bam Bam is will get a rep from ole CosmicPal.

Nzoner
04-28-2005, 07:17 PM
The only song that popped in my head when I saw that was Wig Wam Bam by Sweet which has a verse that says "wam bam bam gonna get you if I can"

Other than that I got nuthin.

CosmicPal
04-28-2005, 07:27 PM
Bam Bam is either one of those sixties song or it was done by one of those Punk groups in the 70's/80's which is why I was thinking of The Clash....

It's killing me...Toots and Shaggy duet on this version, and it's great. But, every time I hear it- I wrack my brain trying to think of who the original artist is.

deadbabyseal
04-28-2005, 08:39 PM
chaka demus?

Braincase
04-28-2005, 08:41 PM
Maybe you're thinking of "I wanna be Sedated"? by the Ramones?

4th and Long
04-28-2005, 08:43 PM
Give me some lyrics brother.

NewChief
04-28-2005, 08:46 PM
Yeah, gotta give more lyrics than that.

I'm thinking either Sister Nancy or Wailing Soul if you're talking reggae.

Saw Toots at Mishawaka the day after I returned from my honeymoon in Jamaica. It was pretty ironic that I was in Colorado seeing an artist from the country I'd just left.

KCWolfman
04-28-2005, 09:17 PM
Do you mean Bam Bam Bam Boomeranka by Mika Bomb? They are a Japanese punk band, but hardly on the level of The Clash. I have every UK and US regular release by The Clash and they don't have a tune named Bam Bam.

patteeu
04-28-2005, 09:31 PM
My investigation leads me to believe that Bam Bam was originally recorded by...

Toots and the Maytals.

According the the following, it was also done by Lauren Hill and Chaka Demus (& Pliers) (http://music.yahoo.com/ar-312726-bio--Chaka-Demus--Pliers).

SHAGGY/ RAHZEL – BAM BAM
You may recognize this song from Lauren Hill or Chaka Demus, but it is a Toots original and with the help of Shaggy and Rahzel we intended to reclaim it. Toots and I traveled to Shaggy’s Big Yard studios in New Jersey to record. Shaggy voiced a very conscious version calling Toots the “Godfadda”. I overdubbed Rahzel, a co-founder of the Roots, and arguably the best human Beat-Box on this planet, later in NYC at Sound on Sound Studios. - Richard Feldman, Producer

http://tootsandthemaytals.com/toots/songnotes.aspx?a=truelove&id=5


This page (http://www.reggae-riddims.com/bambam.html) might give you some ideas of other artists who recorded it, but I'm not sure exactly how to decipher it.

KCWolfman
04-28-2005, 09:48 PM
My investigation leads me to believe that Bam Bam was originally recorded by...

Toots and the Maytals.

According the the following, it was also done by Lauren Hill and Chaka Demus (& Pliers) (http://music.yahoo.com/ar-312726-bio--Chaka-Demus--Pliers).



This page (http://www.reggae-riddims.com/bambam.html) might give you some ideas of other artists who recorded it, but I'm not sure exactly how to decipher it.
The only problem is that Toots is not a punk band.

Death Nebula
04-28-2005, 09:51 PM
Anyone got guitar tab for Hot Hot Heats....Goodnight Goodnight?

patteeu
04-28-2005, 10:01 PM
The only problem is that Toots is not a punk band.

But it is a 60's tune...

Bam Bam is either one of those sixties song or it was done by one of those Punk groups in the 70's/80's which is why I was thinking of The Clash....

It's possible that it was covered by a punk band during the 70's before it was re-recorded by Toots w/ Shaggy in the early 80's.

I don't know if I've ever even heard this song, but that's what my googling seems to have turned up.

AZChief
04-28-2005, 11:43 PM
The original of "Bam Bam" was performed by Toots and the Maytals in 1966.

I'm trying to think of who may have covered it in the late '70s/early 80's. Tons of Reggae hits were covered by punk bands (Stiff Little Fingers, Clash) and two tone (Specials, Selector, Madness, etc) bands...Hell, even Blondie covered "the Tide is High."

Sorry, I can't think of a punk band now that covered it but I know the Clash did not, at least not on an official release.

~AZ

CosmicPal
04-29-2005, 10:53 AM
My investigation leads me to believe that Bam Bam was originally recorded by...

Toots and the Maytals.



Dude...that was sweet! Thanks for researching it...I suppose the version I'm familiar is not an original, but rather a cover version and I still am not sure who it was that covered it. Oh well, maybe it will come to me someday while eating marshmellow pies.