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Thai? Dai! - The Heavier Side Of The Luk Thung Underground

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: Finders Keepers Records


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It’s possibly a misnomer to label music recorded outside of the USA or Europe with terms such as ‘psyche’ or ‘surf’ as it is often just a stylistic innovation based on exposure to foreign records via the radio or music stores. It doesn’t necessarily chime in with any of the social shifts or changes that accompanied the music’s development in the West. Even in America; the concept of teen culture was relatively new during the height of these genres popularity. People who could afford to take advantage of these new freedoms often had the financial cushioning to do so. This factor was amplified in South East Asia; and the music shouldn’t be considered nationally representative – it’s a more scaled down phenomenon; relevant to a small cross-section of society. By the same token; this wasn’t just bland copycat music to widen a band’s audience; or to entertain expat patrons in bars or clubs. This was a sincere desire to experiment and repackage local sounds without necessarily needing to make a statement.


A1.   Sroeng Santi - Kuen Kuen Lueng Lueng - 
A2.   Plearn Promdan - Ruk Kum Samong - 
A3.   Rung Petchburi - Pai Joi - 
A4.   Plearn Promdan - Ying Ting - 
A5.   Rung Fah Puping - Pu Yai Lee Santana - 
A6.   Petch Burapa - Kor Hua Jai Bee Kuen - 
A7.   Sroeng Santi - Nam Mun Pang - 

B1.   Teungjai Bunpraruksa - Kanong Krung - 
B2.   Plearn Promdan - Kosok Tee Det - 
B3.   Sroeng Santi - Baa Baa Buam Buam - 
B4.   Riem Daranoi - Jai Ten - 
B5.   Teungjai Bunpraruksa - Ngun Pad Baht - 
B6.   Sroeng Santi - Dub Fai Kui Gun - 
B7.   Jalwal, Annie & Geerasak - Klug Tum La