BOMP ISSUE #18 (March 1978)
did a lot to Power Pop to be more popular (as pop music meaned it in the 60’s with The Fab Four).
Bomp magazine was started in 1970 by Greg Shaw, who had previously edited and published Mojo-Navigator Rock & Roll News, one of the earliest rock fanzines. Originally called “Who Put the Bomp“, the new zine was to be different; not a news sheet at all, but a place where serious fans and professional critics could talk openly about music, its culture, and the rock press. The first issues were slim, hand- printed, and of very limited circulation. Issue #16 (early ’77) was a transitional one, until this famous #18 with the classic “Power Pop!” front page.
Format PDF – Acrobat Reader 5.0 and others
bookmarks added – direct access to features
complete issue: 72 pages !!! (vintage advertisements included)
You still can listen to vintage Bomp compilations posted here on PPCWaves Vol 1
(1979)Waves Vol 2
(1980)Vampire From Outer Space