Wednesday, January 27, 2010

phloen phromdaen: khaeng ma



artist: เพลิน พรหมแดน (phloen phromdaen)
album: แข่งหมา (khaeng ma)
tracklist:
01. แข่งหมา (khaeng ma)
02. เสน่ห์น้ำมันพราย (sane nam man phrai)
03. เรื่องของที่ดิน (rueang khong thi din)
04. กรรมของคนกรุงเทพฯ (kam khong khon krung thep)
05. ไอ้เก๋จอมแก่น (ai ke chom kaen)
06. ไปเสียได้ก็ดี (pai sia dai ko di)
07. ทำดีโดนด่า (tham di don da)
08. ก๋วยเจ๋ง ก้วยจั๊บ (kuai cheng kuai chap)
09. จอมสำออย (chom samoi)
10. น้ำท่วมอีสาน (nam thuam isan)
11. ชอบกลเหมือนคนชอบกัน (chop kon muean khon chop kan)
12. ลุงสาเข้ากรุง (lung sa khao krung)
13. คนบ๊องส์ (khon bong)
14. รักข้ามรุ่น (rak kham run)

this week, an album from the "king of talking music", mr. phloen phromdaen! phloen grew up on his parents' farm in aranyaprathet, on the border with cambodia. at age 20, he entered a radio contest and landed a spot in a local ramwong band. however, like so many others, he fell in love with the new style being pioneered by suraphon sombatcharoen et al, which would come to be known as "luk thung". he used his own savings to record original songs, and eventually these sessions produced his massive hit "ชมทุ่ง (chom thung)", which won him a spot among the biggest stars of the era, and even starring roles in several films. shortly thereafter, phloen became interested in comedy and inventive ways to incorporate clever wordplay and skits into his tracks. what he came up with was เพลงพูด (pleng phut) or "talking music", which is exactly what it sounds like.. phloen will stop the band periodically & engage in witty banter with his bandmates. needless to say, thai comprehension would help to appreciate the skits, but the songs are great as well! the tape itself, on the other hand, has seen better days.. hope you will enjoy nonetheless!

2 comments:

Kiwwy said...

Have you ever heard the song about the farting contest?

Krunkaslona said...

God I love this, nice to see the hi-res cassette icon on my iPhone. My Mom is eye-rolling: can I slap her? Is she racist against Asian music. Shame on her!!!