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TITLE
Thai? Dai! - The Heavier Side of the Luk Thung Underground
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CD

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CATALOG #
BMS 029CD BMS 029CD
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RELEASE DATE
8/19/2014

2011 release. The heavier side of the Luk Thung underground! The follow-up to the label's fastest-selling and most sought-after 45, the jaw-dropping doppelganger Sab-Jam from Sukothai psych-rocker Sroeng Santi -- a dysfunctional slice of outsider punk-funk, complete with bottles and bells breakdown -- Thai? Dai! presents 14 slabs of the heaviest Thai funk and psych-rockers ever committed to vinyl. The styles featured on this compilation fall somewhere between Luk Thung ("song of the countryside") and Luk Krung ("song of the city"). Bangkok was a particular melting-pot for the evolution of these two genres, the former alluding to musical themes and lyrics aimed at the wider national population, the latter looking westwards with a more urban "sophisticated" audience in mind. The tracks here were experimentations or dice-rolling by both little-known groups, as well as established figures like Plearn Promdan. Finders Keepers Records break new ground yet again with another forward-thinking compilation of accidental-world music. Expect the unexpected. Officially licensed. Even within Thailand, the majority of these tunes remain unissued, so it's with great pleasure that the label presents this glimpse of the strange underbelly of Thai Luk Thung in all its unique, original and outlandish glory -- a small snapshot of an otherwise forgotten era gloriously remastered from the original sources with full cooperation from the original label, Sound Of Siam, Co. Ltd.