The untold story of indonesia's various underground 70s musical scenes, extensive liner notes, photographs and ephemera, fully restored and remastered audio, officially licensed.
The progressive music scenes in 1970s Indonesia were largely underground. Censorship imposed by the dictator Suharto lead those courageous
enough to rebel into a music marked by relentless fuzz, over the top, politically charged lyrics, strong rhythms and a cranky low-fidelity.
The music contained on this anthology is as similar to that of Rare Earth protégés Power of Zeus as it is to that of South Korean psychgod
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.
It has been largely – outside of the confines of this island nation – unheard or ignored. Indonesia, based in large part on the restrictions
imposed by Suharto, is better known for the coffee it exports than the music it creates. This situation wasn’t helped by the rough hewn
Indonesian bootlegs that dotted the psychedelic landscape over the past five years.
Thanks now to the tireless – and expensive – research that Canadian hip hop producer and Southeast Asian music specialist Jason “Moss”
Connoy - and the trust that Indonesian rock legend Benny Soebardja placed in Now-Again Records as he traversed his homeland’s
islands securing the rights necessary for us to offer you this anthology - we feel like we can, in good spirits and conscious, shine the light on some of the most impressive organizations to offer their take on the psychedelic and progressive rock and funk sounds during the early shocking, shaking days of Suharto’s regime.
• 64-page full color booklet
• Detailed liner notes and annotation by Egon, Moss and Indonesian researcher Chandra Drews.
• Dozens of rare photos and other ephemera.
Track List & Sound Clips:
01. Panbers 'Haai'
02. The Brims 'Anti Gandja'
03. Rollies 'Bad News'
04. Shark Move 'Evil War'
05. Golden Wing ' Hear Me'
06. Aka 'Do What You Like'
07. Ivo's Group 'That Shocking Shaking Day'
08. Ariesta Birawa Group 'Didunia Yang Lain'
09. Terenchem 'Jeritan Cinta'
10. Benny Soebardja And Lizard 'Candle Light'
11. Super Kid 'People'
12. Koes Plus 'Mobil Tua'
13. The Gang Of Harry Roesli 'Don't Talk About Freedom'
14. Black Brothers 'Saman Doye'
15. Aka 'Shake Me'
16. Rasela 'Pemain Bola'
17. Freedom Of Rhapsodia 'Freedom'
18. Rhythm Kings 'The Promise'
19. Duo Kribo 'Uang'
20. Murry 'Pantun Lama
Red Bull Music Academy on Those Shocking Shaking Days