Various Artists

Thai! Dai?


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The heavier side of the luk thung underground. The follow up to Finders Keepers fastest selling and most sought after 45, the jaw dropping doppelganger sab-jam from sukothai psych rocker Sroeng Santi - a dysfunctional slice of outside 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. officially licensed.

Even within Thailand the majority of these tunes remain unissued, so it's with great pleasure that Finders Keepers present 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.
    Release Date: 27 Jan 11 Cat No: FKR044LP