Bump was formed in Detroit Michigan in 1969 around the talents of George Runyan lead vocals & bass, Paul Lupien keyboards, backing vocals, Jerry Greenberg drums, backing vocals and Alan Goldman guitar. During the late 60's Bump built a solid reputation for themselves on the touring circuit and opened shows for such big names as ALICE COOPER, TERRY REID and many others. In 1969 the band recorded two singles and their first album for the small ‘’Pioneer’’ label. The original pressing of the album released in 1970, is highly sought-after and fetch outrageous amounts on the collectors market. The music of Bump is an organ-based progressive/psychedelia sound in the British style. The songs are rich with keyboards and some fine guitar/organ interplay. While the material is quite dreamy psych in places, the ten-minute closing "Lifeline, Decisions, You Can't Even Think," is simply one of the best psych/prog tracks I’ve heard in my life. Bump recorded a second album in 1971, just a year later after this debut album, also on ‘’Pioneer’’ lable. 8 recorded tracks which never came out so far, until the ‘’Shadoks’’ reissue in 2001.
One of the PILLARS of American psychedelia, this one features primarily keyboard driven progressive rock with strong psychedelic influences, and great fuzz guitar outbursts.