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Columbus, United States (1992 – present)

The New Bomb Turks are an American band from Columbus, Ohio. Formed in 1992, they are part of the early ’90s garage rock revival wave that included bands such as the Dwarves and the Supersuckers. Members have included Jim Weber, Eric Davidson, Bill Randt, Matt Reber and Sam Brown. Their lyrics are generally humorous. While they have a large recorded output, they developed their following through their high-energy shows.

They have released over twenty singles, ten full length LPs, and a handful of EPs. The singles often contained unreleased tracks that are among the New Bomb Turks’ fan favorites.

As of 2005, the New Bomb Turks have slowed down their touring and recording in order to pursue other interests. If you’re lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time, you can still catch a live show.


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  • zirkore

    Viva NBT!!!!

    26 Aug 2014 Reply
  • IpodsandGods

    I got your bitter end.

    1 Dec 2012 Reply
  • mike_716

    So kickass. this band just makes me want to party hard.

    23 Mar 2012 Reply
  • getbentblog

    GET BENT is thrilled to welcome Eric Davidson, freelance writer; singer for New Bomb Turks and LIVIDS; author of We Never Learn: The Gunk Punk Undergut, 1988-2001 (Backbeat Books), to the blog! His first contribution is a 2011 top ten full of GB faves, obscure gems, and cool happenings, plus some predictions for the future. How lucky are we?!

    21 Jan 2012 Reply
  • jukeboxlean

    Wow my name is the most listened to track! First time I saw them was '94 and still love them now....TheVileViolater is right, Destroy Oh-Boy can't be touched.

    13 Jun 2011 Reply
  • TheVileViolater

    I not only agree w/ substance x completely but go one step further & say Destroy Oh Boy is hands down the greatest Rock n Roll album ever recorded! If u don't agree I challenge u to come up w/ an album that comes even close to rocking that hard.

    6 May 2011 Reply

    I want my baby dead.

    15 Dec 2010 Reply
  • nogoodson

    I'm so lucky to have seen this band twice, they're amazing.

    23 Nov 2010 Reply
  • dondi_sky

    "No heroes, No leaders, No artists No gods/ I'm a worker, you're a worker/ Would you like to be a worker too?"

    27 Oct 2010 Reply
  • dondi_sky

    Most awesome band on the garage scene. Very similar in sound to Japanese icons Teengenerate. I've been listening to 'Destroy Oh Boy' since the 90s and I still listen to it today. Very few bands make good albums like these

    27 Oct 2010 Reply

    haha wow they're super-great!!! :)

    8 Oct 2010 Reply
  • th1s1sm1n3

    The lead singer just wrote a book about the garage punk scene which is worth checking out:

    4 Aug 2010 Reply
  • shawnevans

    Sorry, I meant are the members of this band still making music in other bands.

    21 Jul 2010 Reply
  • wild_butcher

    I love this bands.

    25 Jun 2010 Reply
  • JonnyPoker

    i agree with substancex, not just for that album though, ive yet to get tired of any of them.

    25 Jun 2010 Reply
  • shawnevans

    Are they still making music??

    23 Jun 2010 Reply
  • substancex

    "Destroy-Oh-Boy" is one of those rare albums that I've heard a few thousand times but still get excited over. Best punk rock record of the 90s.

    10 May 2010 Reply
  • dermixen

    best band ever.

    8 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Toffolo

    This bands is insane on the stage. Must see!!

    29 Nov 2009 Reply
  • nonanine

    oeehhh gonna see them next month!

    23 Oct 2009 Reply
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