Jimmy joined former members of Billy Idol's band and emerging young star Adam Brenner to form the Geffen-signed band Adam Bomb. Jimmy contributed guitar to the debut album Fatal Attraction, amping up not only the guitars but the hairspray as the band tore up the Sunset Strip...
One of Jimmy's first post
Aerosmith major projects was the heavy metal/hard rock outfit,
Adam Bomb. They released 3 LP's, "Fatal Attraction"
(Geffen 1985) including Cliff Williams of AC/DC playing bass and
backing vocals on the track "I Want My Heavy Metal",
"Pure Sex" (Combat Records 1990) and "Grave New
World" (Rockworld Records in 1993).
Adam Bomb: (From left) Gregg Gerson, Jimmy Crespo, Adam Brenner, Phil Feit.
The band also included the rhythm section from Billy Idol's band, bassist Phil Feit and drummer Gregg Gerson. Gerson, who has recently worked with such acts as Roger Daltrey (Hyper Link) (you can read an interview with Gregg about his work with Daltrey here) Eric Burdon touring the world and toured with Aerosmith in '87 in supporting act Steve Jones'(Sex Pistols) band, explains that the formation of the band came about after David Krebs (former Aerosmith manager) called Gerson asking about bassists for a new band, Krebs suggesting Crespo as guitarist. "The beginning of a great band" Gerson relates. They came together at Krebs' office one afternoon in 1984, and before long were getting a good feel for each other's musical prowess, and ended up opening up for many big bands of the time. Gerson has a great homepage located at (Hyper Link) www.GreggGerson.com target="_blank", including rare promo and live photos of the band from 1985.
For more info about Adam Bomb, including their album titles, release dates, members, Gregg's take on Jimmy, and a rare pic, read my INTERVIEW WITH GREGG GERSON ON ADAM BOMB AND JIMMY RIGHT HERE!
UPDATE: THE ADAM BOMB ALBUM "FATAL ATTRACTION" HAS BEEN RE-RELEASED ON CD. TO GET YOURSELF A COPY, CONTACT GetAnimal@aol.com!
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