It says on your site, that retrieving those tapes was like a scene from Goodfellas.
Adam Bomb: Oh, I had to go to some fucking warehouse in Brooklyn....I don't know,
we got a call, this was in.....you know we spent maybe hundreds of thousands of bucks making the record; Krebs kept writing
checks to do this record...you know we'd get this guy to come in and then this guy to come in...oh, get Mick Taylor, he wants
200 a song...ok do it....and Jack, we need three more days of studio time, we need another ten grand...and so, me & Jack were
hussling trying to get money, saying, yeah we're coming up with some great shit...uh, you know I just had all my buddies over
there, you know, Bobby Chouinard, uh....when we finished the record, I decided I was going to take off and go to Hawaii (laughs). So
I went to Hawaii and just started working with Rick Keefer. So I didn't really care about the "Times" record. You know, I just
figured Jack would have mixed it when I got back. But Jack was really fucked up, instead of mixing it....he only mixed two or
three songs and David said alright we're going to shop these. Finish the record now, otherwise it's all going to get lost. A couple
of weeks later the studio went bankrupt and the tapes were gone. About a year later, I get a call...you know some fucking
bitch saying if I wanted to get my tapes back she'd sell them to me. Otherwise they were going to sell them for scrap. So, you know,
I went through this bullshit and I got the money up. We met up in some warehouse...had a feeling that you were going to get arrested,
or someone was going to shoot me, like it was shady. But I got my tapes and got the fuck out of there.
Any other cool Jack Douglas stories to share?
Adam Bomb: Ummmm, well, most of my stories would be things they'd want to tell
themselves. Jack did tell me some great John Lennon stories, some great Beatles stories. Let's see.....I guess I could tell
you...they were working together....that him (John) and Paul got back together through this pot bust. Paul was fed up apparently
and this was around the time that John Lennon was supposed to be deported and they set up Paul to try and defame both of these
guys. And after they started coming around, Paul started coming up to the Dakota and writing with John and they were going to
do an album called the Ringo album and get George on board and then John Lennon died.
They used to do the session and then John would pull out this thousand year old opium pipe and put some pot in and they'd start
smoking it, tell stories...they would talk about Beatles stories for hours.
Is it true that Axl Rose came up to you and said that they had wanted to ask you to join Guns n Roses, but thought you would have turned them down?
Adam Bomb: I was at the Cat Club one day and Axl said some shit to me. He said he saw
me play with TKO, right before that STEELER gig and him and Izzy were there. But if they would have asked me, I would have
told them no. I mean, there were lots of like rocker kids back then, you wouldn't have known one from the next. Even though I knew Izzy.
But I wouldn't have thought that joining a band with Izzy would have got me anywhere.
What is Izzy doing now?
Adam Bomb: I don't know, you would have to ask him. The other day, when I talked to him,
he told me that he still waits in line at the DMV just like everyone else. (laughs)
Tell us about some of your history with Hanoi Rocks vocalist, Michael Monroe.
Adam Bomb: Krebs always tried to get us together. I think we met with him....I don't know, around
the Steve Stevens time. I don't know, eventually I hooked up with Michael and we started working on material and we kind of clicked.
I don't know....a lot of people didn't want us working together.
Why is that?
Adam Bomb: I don't know. First it was his wife, I don't know. People are really protective
over rock stars....it's ridiculous. It's like Oh he working with this guy, oh don't fuckin.....you know they don't know people who they
work with...this fucking guys getting together fucking playing guitar, making music, talking about music
FIBM: What happened to Michael's wife?
Adam Bomb: She died of a brain aneurysm.
FIBM: And she was the one that didn't want the two of you working together?
They were off and on about it. At first they were very excited about it and you know I got her together with David Krebs. She was
singing in the band and nobody could have really wanted her to be on stage singing. I don't know it was like a Yoko Ono thing, Linda McCartney thing.
They were just a volatile couple. Michael was just kind of into making music and dancing around like a butterfly. You know...it was
kind of similar....I don't know.....I had problems with Michael's musicians he had before I joined them.
Michael Monroe & Adam Bomb
FIBM: What kind of problems?
Adam Bomb: Well, he had these guitar players that weren't very good. I told him he should
get himself some good guitar players. Let me play guitar for you and we'll make a fucking record and that's kinda what we did. But a
lot of fucking politics went down..musicians he played with before.