Jasmine Love Bomb formed in the late 1980s in Jack Kerouac's birthplace (Lowell, Massachusetts) when former Prefab Messiahs bassist Kris Thompson got together with ex-Californian guitarist Ed Caspers to hash out (so to speak) a post-punk take on psychedelia. When drummer Joel Harrison (aka Joel Simches) signed on, the essential
psych formula was complete: during their first-ever rehearsal, they launched into a rocket-fueled version of Pink Floyd's "Astronomy Domine" after realizing that they all knew how to play it already. The four-song tape they put out in 1989 won much praise, including "Tape Of The Year" in The Bob magazine. They appeared on two UK compilations, A Psychedelic Psauna and Fun With Mushrooms, both on Delerium Records (a UK label that had grown out of Freakbeat Magazine). Their posthumous final release was 1991's An Announcement, a 3-song 7" EP with a fab cardstock sleeve by Independent Project Press. Following the breakup of the band, Harrison and Thompson moved to Boston and ─ with later JLB member Brendan Curtis ─were subsequently in Nisi Period together. Caspers continued with some playing and writing, but also pursued a new muse that had led him into painting.
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