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Various Artists / Thai? Dai!
Album:Thai? Dai! Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists Added:Apr 2011
Label:Finders Keepers 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-04-10 Pull Date:2011-06-12 
Week Ending:Jun 12Jun 5May 29May 22May 15May 8May 1Apr 24

 Recent Airplay
1.Nov 26, 2011:Overkill: Musical Ibuprofen
Kuen Kuen Lueng Lueng
4.Jun 10, 2011:Songs; Cannibal?
Kuen Kuen Lueng Lueng
2.Jun 11, 2011:Songs: Cantan pts. I & II
Klug Tum La
5.Jun 04, 2011:New World Disorder
Ying Ting
3.Jun 11, 2011:New World Disorder
Kuen Kuen Lueng Lueng, Ngun Pad Baht
6.May 24, 2011:broken flowers
Jai Ten

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2011-04-04 
Collection of early/mid 70’s Thai/Bankok music that sounds undeniably “Psyche” and lifts heavy riffs from Black Sabbath, Chicago, and Santana. Undeniably influenced by late 60’s American/English psychedelic bands, this music is a unique phenom to Thai, a melding of external and also internal cultures. One of the major progenitors, Sroeng Santi, dubbed it “Luk Thung Underground” (I urge you to read the excellent liner notes for an historical account). Most ear-catching about this collection is the inclusion of “shadow music” or “string music”, “up to date versions of traditional melodies, characterized by tremolo guitar lines borrowed from bands such as the Ventures… over a mixture of Thai and Western instrumentation or indeed more straight forward copies and covers.” Check out the first and last tracks, where the riffs from Iron Man and the only song that ever rocked by Chicago are used.

1) iron man swings with sultryness
2) upbeat go go lounge
3) cuter pop
4) morricone good bad and the ugly meets mancini spy movie
5) drug lord lounge music
6) slow and darker
7) borrows from Santana a lot
8) female vocs and upbeat
9) smoking cool guitar w/ start and stop spoken word interjections
10) sultry
11) fem vocs big snare beat, sexy
12) funky “Shaft” cop movie stylings
13) turns into a stony swing in places
14) rip on Chicago riff w/ out of tune brass

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Sroeng SantiKuen Kuen Lueng Lueng
2.Plearn PromdanRuk Kum Samong
3.Rung PetchburiPai Joi
4.Plearn PromdanYing Ting
5.Rung Fah PupingPu Yai Lee Santana
6.Petch BurapaKor Hua Jai Bee Kuen
7.Sroeng SantiNam Mun Pang
8.Teungjai BunpraruksaKanong Krung
9.Plearn PromdanKosok Tee Det
10.Sroeng SantiBaa Baa Buam Buam
11.Riem DaranoiJai Ten
12.Teungjai BunpraruksaNgun Pad Baht
13.Sroeng SantiDub Fai Kui Gun
14.Jalwal, Annie & GeerasakKlug Tum La