Friday, September 08, 2006

Thai Beat A Go-Go!

In my never-ending quest for musical oddities I stumbled upon a comp of R&R music from Thailand. Apparently, there was a thriving music scene in the 60's and '70s. As usual for SE Asian groups of the time, the music relies heavily on covers of American and British bands, plus a few originals thrown in for good measure. Here are three to whet your appetite: "James Bond Theme" by The Son of P.M., "Tamai Dern Sae (Why Do You Walk Like A Drunkard)" by Payom Moo (a straight-ahead version of "Baby What'd I Say" in Thai), and "Hit The Road, Jack" by Cat. I wish I could go back in time and see Cat perform.

All these cuts come from "Thai Beat A Go-Go Vol. 1," available at eMusic. They also have V. 2. There's a third volume, available on Amazon.

Thai Beat A Go-Go [Zip file, 7.1 MB]

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