Saturday, June 30, 2012
Here's an incredible 60's Party Rock and Roll record from Willy and his Giants from Den Haag, Holland. There are two versions of Malay songs here, Ajoen Ajoen and Terang Boelan. Great Stuff for all the dancers out there!!!
Here's a lot of information about Willy Wissink and his Giants (in Dutch) with lots of pictures:
As far as I'm concerned, the Rollies are among the best bands ever to come out of the Indonesian music scene, specially in their earlier years... Here's their incredible Bad News album....
Here's a very nice, funky jazz-pop album from singer Utha Likumahuwa who was born in Ambon, Maluku in 1955 and sadly passed away last year september after suffering from a a stroke, with great music from Jopie Item, Adhe M.S. and Rully Johan....
Rest In Peace dear Utha Likumahuwa, you are not forgotten!!!
Friday, June 29, 2012
Here's another album from the great Brigadier General R. Pirngadie with his Tetap Segar Orchestra and singing by Rita Zaharah, Sajekti and M. Rivany....
Awsome kliningan cassette from Utik Sumiarsih, Tin Sumiarsih, Mang Djae & Sinar Kencana....
Here's another beautiful krontjong album from the great Brigadier General R. Pirngadie and his Orkes Tetap Segar....
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Here's an album from 80's rocker Ikang Fawzi with music from God Bless member Ian Antono... Preman means thug.... And you can really hear how much folks were influenced by The Police back then:)
I bought this album when I was 13:) Dutch punk band the Speedtwins and what a great album this is!!!
Taken from their website:
One of the original initiators of the band was Jodie Daniël, a British singer/songwriter and former (folk) street musician. Traveling across Europe he ended up living in Arnhem, Netherlands when punk made its shocking entrance in the underground music scene.
The name for the band was taken from the classic British motorcycle ‘Triumph Speed Twin’, as motorbikes were Jodie’s obsession (he owned several classic bikes).
Tragically that very same obsession proved to be fatal; Jodie’s life ended after a motorcycle accident.
Here's their website, chock full with photo's, unreleased songs and video's:
And here's the album:
Maarten van Gent didn't only play in Nieuw Hip Stilen, he also played in The Rondos. The Rondos from Rotterdam.... I can't even begin to explain what an impact these guys had on me when I was a young punk at the age of 14, 15.... There was a time where these guys were huge, often on VPRO tv, they had a huge following all over Holland and I saw them live at a street festival in 1980 with other great bands like Bunker Oeso.
They were very, very political, communists, they were putting out their own monthly magazine called Raket and they were all living together in a huge building, Huize Schoonderloo also simply called The Raket Basis. They had their own printing shop, their own recording studio (drummer Wim once gave me the whole tour there)and me and my friends, we were playing in a band called Pleeboy together made two magazines of our own there....
They were also very vocal about all the drug-use and violence that was spinning out of control in the Rotterdam punk scene and a lot of people got turned off because of what was considered by many their "preaching", most Rotterdam punks just wanted to have fun and not be bothered by the constant barrage of politics... When I came in to the scene at age 14 they were still on top but by the time I ran away from home at age 15 and started to live in squad houses in Rotterdam, with all my Rondos buttons and that huge hammer and sickle on my back they were much hated by a large segment of the scene....
The owner of a recordshop in Rotterdam, Haddock, got into a conflict with The Rondos and produced an "anti-Rondos" flexi-disc around that time:
Personally, I've always loved The Rondos and still do....
About two years ago they re-united for a concert (and I wish I could've been there) and put out this fantastic box with two cd's and 4 books
You can get it at the Rondos website here: http://rondos.nl/
Anyways, I've told this from my point of view, let's say it's all rather complicated and you can't really tell the whole complicated story in a small post. What ever you might think of them, The Rondos were among the more important and influential punk bands in Dutch punk history...
Here's their great album Red Attack:
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Monday, June 25, 2012
Well, after a bit of a much needed vacation I'm slowly starting with this blog again, few setbacks like my cassette player dying on me just now, hope to get that fixed in the next few days. Won't be posting as much as before as me and my wife are starting up our business, a backpacker hotel here in Bandung, but I'll keep posting, lots, and lots of stuff to share....
Here's a nice jaipong cassette from sinden Alle Yuningsih....
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Here's P-Squad's album, they were a hip hop crew from Jakarta and they also recorded under the names Black Umuh and Sweet Martabak. One of the better hip hop acts coming out of Jakarta, they scored a few hits here, lovely production, great raps, lots of humor and very nice guys too....