This 20-track collection begins with Gomm's departure from Brinsley Schwarz and follows him from his 1978 debut, Summer Holiday, to 2001's Rock 'n' Roll Heart. While the excellent liner notes mention some intriguing detours in Gomm's career - in a desperate attempt to get signed to the seminal indie label Stiff, he cut a punk single under the assumed name the Filth, only to have it rejected; in the late '90s, he wrote and sang several albums of football songs - Hold On sticks. Hold On: The Very Best of Ian Gomm proves this, thereby acting as both an excellent overview and introduction to this underrated singer/songwriter.
Hold On! by Herman's Hermits is the band's third album and was released in the United Kingdom by EMI/Columbia (catalogue number SEG 8503. It is the soundtrack album to a 1966 film featuring Herman's Hermits and Shelley Fabares, Hold On! The producers had recruited Fred Karger, a Hollywood composer who had served as music director of the group's previous movie, When the Boys Meet the Girls, to write the songs for the movie.
Ian Gomm - Hold On. Terms of Service. Album: 24 Hour Service, 2002. One Hit Wonder" by ex-Brinsley Schwarz member Ian Gomm. Has been played on. United States 105.
Ian Robert Gomm (born 28 March 1947, Chiswick, West London) is a British singer-songwriter, who was the rhythm guitarist for Brinsley Schwarz from 1970 to 1974 more . Year .
Very strange that Ian Gomm remains such a forgotten name. He first two solo albums (late 70s, early 80s) were chock full of great pop tunes, and most of those are on this excellent single disc compilation. Yes, he co-wrote some tunes with Nick Lowe back during their Stiff days, and the music here will certainly appeal to the "Pure Pop for Now People" crowd and anyone who enjoys melodic pop-rock. Ian Gomm possesses a very smooth voice and has a feel for singing these tuneful songs.
|100.299||Ian Gomm||Hold On (7", Single)||Ariola, Albion Records||100.299||Netherlands||1979|
|9-50747||Ian Gomm||Hold On (7", Promo)||Stiff-Epic||9-50747||US||1979|
|9-50747||Ian Gomm||Hold On / Another Year (7", Single)||Stiff-Epic||9-50747||Canada||1979|