Americana Highways is hosting this premiere of Tom Bomb’s version of the song “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights” by Freddy Fender (and Wayne Duncan) from Bomb’s forthcoming album This is Tom Bomb, due to be released early next year. This is Tom Bomb was produced by Tom; mixed by Zach Allen; and mastered by Eric Boulanger at The Bakery In Culver City, California. Song arrangement is courtesy of Tom, with vocal engineer Gregory Abat and organ engineer Joe Trevino.
“Wasted Days and Wasted Nights” is Tom Bomb on vocals; Augie Meyers on organ; James Graham on piano; Alex Bone on tenor saxophone; Brandon Trent on bass and Nate Barnes on drums. Tom Bomb selected the perfect aspect of our collective unconscious to interpret here in Freddy Fender’s song, and he does it with just the right balance of oomph and finesse.
Freddy Fender is by far one of my biggest influences. He wasn’t owned by a corporation. He was still part of that down to earth “Hank Williams” mindset so to speak. He is the ultimate comeback story as well, and this song was a huge part of his second chance. A lot of people especially musicians don’t get that opportunity. His work with the Texas Tornados is literally the reason why I started playing an instrument in the first place. Combined with the fact that this song is not only one of my favorite songs of all time, but I can also relate to it – that was life in my 20’s. The song most importantly tells a story. Something that in my opinion is missing in modern pop music. — T. Bomb
Order and pre-save the music here: https://ffm.to/wasteddaysandwastednights