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by The Nick Ciampi Band

A throaty vocal rock and roll, lyrically creative mix of original music with many overtones of sixies, bluesy guitar, laced with folk and jazzy sax and horns all done with the incredible production skills of Bruce Turgon.
Genre: Rock: 60's Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Willie Mays
4:05 $0.99
2. You Don't Know
3:16 $0.99
3. Wouldn't Be So Bad
3:17 $0.99
4. Boomerang
3:00 $0.99
5. The Unforgiving Saga of BJ Kenny
2:00 $0.99
6. Another Song
3:01 $0.99
7. Pretty Folk Song
3:23 $0.99
8. Asylum
3:17 $0.99
9. Boss Or Slave
3:06 $0.99
10. Solution
2:31 $0.99
11. When I Hear That Final Call
4:01 $0.99
12. Really Too Bad
3:22 $0.99
13. Don't Step On My Grave
2:23 $0.99
14. Will Things Be Different
4:14 $0.99
15. Later On
2:16 $0.99
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Album Notes
I began singing, playing, writing and performing in the mid sixties while still in high school in the San Francisco Bay Area. My earliest influences were Little Richard, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, The Everly Brothers, Del Shannon, Buddy Holly, Bo Diddley, and a few other rock pioneers. The Beatles came out when I was a sophomore in high school and within months I was fronting my own band which was essentially a Bob Dylan/Beatles-Stones, English-clone band, like all the bands sprouting up at that time. By 1966 I was doing mostly solo and writing my own songs and playing guitar, piano and harmonica. My biggest influence at that time was an LA singer/songwriter named Arthur Lee who had a band, Love. In 1972 I formed a band called The Carrotts and we recorded an EP. Later I formed The Onnest Band and we recorded and EP in 1976. In 1977 I recorded a folk album of original songs. In 1992 I contracted leukemia and was cured and moved to Oregon and recorded a solo CD in 1999. I then moved to Redding, California where I began teaching music full time. I currently reside in Redding and teach music for four different schools. I teach guitar, piano, bass, harmonica, violin, and History of Rock and Roll. I have also invented a slide rule for finding chords on guitar easily. The cover was created by my very close and dear friend, Mike Shea of Cedar Ridge, California by taking a self-portrait I made and doing clever things to it.



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The Boomerang's Gonna Get You
I’m rating this 5 starts because I’ve been a fan of Nick Ciampi’s for a number of years now but always felt his recordings didn’t do justice to his songs. With Boomerang, Nick finally got it right - tight band, quality arrangements, professional recording, mixing, and mastering. It’s an ambitious effort 15 tracks in all, and I like it that the songs are all in the three to four minute range. And the songs! With all due respect to today’s entertainers (some of who I enjoy), I grew up in the era when it was all about the lyrics and music, we didn’t have videos, actors and professional dancers, and visual effects to tell us the story.

I consider Nick one of the best unheralded song writers in America. He has some great lines - “wouldn’t be so bad if all I had was the blues,” “the asylum is being run by the insane,” “I learn another lesson that becomes another song,” and his lyrics tell stories about love, the current state of affairs in America, and even baseball!

I hope other musicians will pick up and record some of Nick’s songs, the man deserves to be heard. My advice is to listen to the CD all the way through and then listen again. Be sure to catch the last song, as “Later On” is a gem, a poignant song about unrequited love that always gets to me. As with any CD you’ll no doubt pick out your own favorites. I have many – Boomerang, Wouldn’t Be So Bad, Pretty Folk Song, Asylum, Boss or Slave, Really Too Bad, and Later On for starters.

Even days after listening to the CD I’d have Nick’s songs running through my head, I bet the same thing happening to you!

David Akman

Great Album
This album is the best i have ever heard. Know a days you hear all this crappy music but with Nick every song has a meaning to it. Great album definitely get it, its worth the money.


This is by far the best album i have ever heard. You can tell Nick worked really hard to put this together, Also you can tell each song has a meaning to it. Boomerang is a force to be reckon with. Good job Nick.