Indonesian Hard, Psychedelic, Progressive Rock And Funk: 1970-1978
Now-Again Records presents another essential entry into the growing phenomenon known as psych-funk with Those Shocking Shaking Days: the untold story of Indonesia's various underground '70s musical scenes. Few are aware of the progressive music scenes from 1970s Indonesia, as censorship imposed by the dictator Suharto lead to crackdowns on those courageous enough to rebel. This insurgent sound - marked by relentless fuzz, over the top, politically charged lyrics, strong rhythms and a cranky low-fidelity - is as similar to that of Rare Earth protégés Power of Zeus as it is to that of South Korean psych-god Shin Jung Hyun. It is as informed by James Brown's funk as it is by the hard, progressive rock of Deep Purple and King Crimson.
This 3LP anthology contains 20 tracks of hard, psychedelic, progressive rock and funk that has been largely unheard or ignored outside of the confines of this island nation. This is all thanks to the tireless (and expensive) research of Canadian hip hop producer and Southeast Asian music specialist Jason "Moss" Connoy, the trust that Indonesian rock legend Benny Soebardja placed in Now-Again Records as he traversed his homeland's islands securing the necessary rights for the tracks contained within this anthology, and the cultural context added to the proceedings by Indonesian ex-pat Chandra Drews, who assisted in a track-by-track annotation.
This anthology is the first of its kind – the first Western-based survey of the most impressive organizations to offer their take on the psychedelic and progressive rock and funk sounds during the shocking, shaking days of Suharto's regime. Included are extensive liner notes, photographs, ephemera in full color booklets and, of course, fully restored and remastered audio.
1. Panbers - Haai
2. The Brims - Anti Gandja
3. Rollies - Bad News
4. Super Kid - People
5. Shark Move - Evil War
6. Golden Wing - Hear Me
7. AKA - Do What You Like
1. IVO's Group That Shocking Shaking Day
2. Ariesta Birawa Group Didunia Yang Lain
3. Terenchem Jeritan Cinta
4. Benny Soebardja And Lizard Candle Light
5. Koes Plus Mobil Tua
6. The Gang Of Harry Roesli Don't Talk About Freedom
1. Black Brothers - Saman Doye
2. AKA - Shake Me
3. Rasela - Pemain Bola
4. Freedom Of Rhapsodia - Freedom
5. Rhythm Kings - The Promise
6. Duo Kribo - Uang
7. Murry - Pantun Lama