This week’s Song Lyric Sunday features songs with the words Bomb, Gun, Knife, and Weapon in it. I can’t believe how many songs came into mind, I surprisingly know a lot of songs with these key words but I decided to post something from my teenage years… It’s called THE BOMB! (These Sounds Fall Into My Mind). I have danced to this tune from the 90s til date just realizing now how I have awfully botched its lyrics all these years. I mean, it’s a repetitive line but I was singing it differently, with lyrics not even close to the actual ones apparently. This is the first time I have attempted to look for the lyrics… Thanks to Jim for SLS, I have learned something new today.
The Bomb! (These Sounds Fall into My Mind)” is a house music track by The Bucketheads, released in 1995. It was later dubbed into the project’s sole album, All in the Mind. The single was a commercial hit in the UK in spring 1995, reaching number five on the UK Singles Chart, while it peaked in the US at number 49 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The accompanying music video for “The Bomb!” was directed by British directors Guy Ritchie and Alex De Rakoff on a budget of roughly £1,000, being one of their first music video recordings shot on a Super 8 film camera, inspired by some of the Beastie Boys’ music video recording styles. It was filmed in London, as can be discerned from the side of the road being driven on with the car’s steering wheel on the right side of the car and double-decker buses, and first aired in March 1995.
The video starts off with a man with an afro waking up because of an alarm clock alongside two blonde haired white women, one with wavy hair and the other with straight hair, the latter of which gets her hair done into pigtails. After they all get themselves ready to go out to have fun, they walk out of the home and the blonde with pigtails is seen driving through London in a Volkswagen Superbug, which the man with an afro later drives while nodding to the blonde with pigtails, who quickly turns away. The gang are seen walking together through a market area and later go into a record shop where the man with an afro finds a record within the store’s inventory of this exact song. They all later leave the record store, walk more through the market area, then the man with an afro departures from the two blondes via a kiss on their cheeks, later entering a nightclub called Carwash.
The video was later published on YouTube on May 13, 2013. It has amassed more than 6,9 million views as of September 2021.