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1001 Songs Challenge #833: The Bomb! (These Sounds Fall into My Mind) (1995)

On 11 February 2019 I set myself the challenge of reading 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die by Robert Dimery (ed.) and following the book’s advice to the letter. I’ve previously read 1001 Films… and started 1001 Albums… but felt 1001 Songs… would be a sensible place to start for what I have in mind here.

My challenge is to read about one song per day and listen to it (YouTube and Spotify, I need you tonight!) before sharing my own thoughts. Some songs I will love, others I’ll hate, and I’m sure there will be those that leave me perplexed but listen to them I shall.

I’ll also try, and most likely fail, to pinpoint the best song from the 1001 on offer but I’m nothing if not foolhardy. Instead of one song, I’m predicting I’ll have about 100 favourites by the end and may have to resort to a Top 10 so far to maintain any semblance of sanity.

So long as I post every day (including Christmas) then this challenge should come to an end on Wednesday 8 November 2021. Staying with the Barney Stinson theme I am hoping that the whole experience will prove to be… legendary!


The Bucketheads – The Bomb! (These Sounds Fall into My Mind) (1995)

The Bomb! (These Sounds Fall into My Mind) – Wikipedia

” The Bomb! (These Sounds Fall into My Mind)” is a house music track by The Bucketheads, released in 1995. “The Bomb!” was later dubbed into the project’s sole album All in the Mind .




We bring an end to our time in 1995. We remain in the US today, dear reader, and also extend our stay in New York. Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez began his career in the 1980s and has been both a producer and disc jockey. Not content with one project, he has immersed himself in numerous endeavours over the decades, When we join him in 1995 he has a project by the name of The Bucketheads and 1001 Songs have gone with the track – The Bomb! (These Sounds Fall into My Mind.

Lyrically, The Bomb! (These Sounds Fall into My Mind) is very basic, comprising just one line of “These sounds fall into my mind” which is repeated throughout. The song takes samples from The Preacher Man by Green Velvet, as well as Street Player by Chicago. In the Chicago song the lyrics are actually, “Street sounds swirling through my mind”, but by taking multiple samples The Bucketheads fuse the likes of house and funk to come up with something very avant garde indeed.

I have heard this song many times in the past. It is one of those tracks where, even though there are next to no lyrics, there is something addictive and evocative about it. It would prove to be a big hit, making the UK Top 10 in 1995 but The Bucketheads were never going to be a project of longevity. Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez soon moved on from The Bucketheads and continues to record and produce new music under different guises.


Favourite songs so far:

The Animals – House of the Rising Sun (1964)

Simon & Garfunkel – The Sounds of Silence (1965)

The Beatles – A Day in the Life (1967)

The Doors – The End (1967)

Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here (1975)

Meat Loaf – Bat Out of Hell (1977)

Ultravox – Vienna (1980)

Tracy Chapman – Fast Car (1988)

U2 – One (1991)

Jeff Buckley – Hallelujah (1994)

My name is Dave and I live in Yorkshire in the north of England and have been here all my life. I hope you enjoy your visit to All is Ephemeral.

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