|Side 1||Side 2|
|Change||Who´s With You?|
|Shadowed||Look At The World|
|What Are WE Up Against?||Factory|
|Young And Wrong||Broken|
I first became aware of Bim when I bought their 12inch single Factory in 1982. Then I bought their single Romance which I have seen posted on some blogs.This seems to be the one song people remember.
When I was looking for Factory again I saw that there were more singles by the band so I bought what was available, I didnt realize that there was an album out there.
When I was about to post a single collection by the band I checked again to see if I´d missed any more as there is no record of the band which I can find anywhere on the web I came across an album at Gemm and another single,I had to have them,30 euros later and they were with me.
It contained all the singles I had bought earlier and their b-sides,it is in mint condition and is a Japanese release with a fantastic sleeve with inner sheet which has the lyrics and high quality vinyl.
The album had four songs released as singles, these included the brilliant Factory – which I never tire of- Romance, Change and Wally Rap (despite it´s title) were also good singles which desevred to be heard and be hits.
Boombams Out! (Dreadful title) has other great songs as well my favorites being What Are We Up Against? (reminds me of the Specials) Broken, Who´s With You and Look At The World are also really good songs.
Sadly Bobby Henry died on 20th Sept 2011
Cameron McVey, Vocals
Steve Street, Bass and Percussion
Brian Wren, Drums and Percussion
Thanks to Bobby Henry on Guitars
Additional Percussion,Luis Jardin
Brass Section,Patrick Daniels
Hirsham Holder,Gary Banton
Adventure Frocks, Anthony Price
Produced by Laurie Latham At The Workhouse Studio,London
Cover Painting,Tom Chantrell
Design Cameron McVey
Cameron Andrew McVey is best known as a music producer,his credits include Massive Attack, Jamelia, Portishead, Eagle Eyed Cherry, Cher Lloyd, All Saints, Sugarbabes and Neneh Cherry.
In 1986 he released a single as a duo with Jamie Mogan under the name Morgan/McVey called Looking Good Diving,produced by Stock Aitkin Waterman. The b-side featuring Neneh doing some rap,the song would later be reworked and became Buffalo Stance which was a massive hit for Neneh in 1988.
In 2003 McVey along with Paul Simm, Silvio Pacini and Neil Pearson released the self-produced album 162, under the name of Virgin Souls.
CirKus was Cameron´s next band.Going under the alias Burt Ford, ( along with Neneh Cherry, Matt Kent (aka Karmil) and Lolita Moon in 2006 they released the album Laylow. A second album followed called Medicine which was released in 2008
He also shot the cover of Madness’s iconic album One Step Beyond …