Monday, July 27, 2020

tik shiro: cho chaiyo

artist: ติ๊ก ชิโร่ (tik shiro)
album: โชะ ไชโย (cho chaiyo)
01. ไชโย (chaiyo)
02. อย่าทำเป็นเห็นใจ (ya tham pen hen chai)
03. ออกมาเต้น (ok ma ten)
04. มนุษย์ค้างคาว (manut khang khao)
05. ปล่อยเขาไป (ploi khao pai)
06. ทุนน้อย (thun noi)
07. หัวใจดีเด่น (hua chai di den)
08. อย่าไปคิด (ya pai khit)
09. มีเล็กน้อย (mi lek noi)
10. ยอมรับคนเดียว (yom rap khon diao)

this week, a classic '90s throwback! tik shiro (born manatsawin nanthasen) of khorat, got his start in high school as a drummer, moving between string-style groups in his hometown and khon kaen, until one (celebration) got picked up to back chanthana kitiyaphan, who brought them to bangkok. he then joined ploy, who performed behind the early grammy stars like chae danuphon and rewat phutthinan, before finally breaking out as a solo act. this cassette was his first album, released 1990, for n.t. promotion. besides spawning a number of hits that still get radio play today, tik also made a big splash for writing/arranging most of his own material (and performing vocals, 12-string, synth bass, drums and keyboards, as well!), which was apparently a bit novel for stars of the time. enjoy!

Thursday, July 9, 2020

rock salaeng: king kue tok sang

artist: ร็อคแสลง (rock salaeng)
album: กิ้งกือตกส่าง (king kue tok sang)
01. กิ้งกือตกส่าง (king kue tok sang)
02. หัวใจหมาวัด (hua chai ma wat)
03. อยากมีเมีย (yak mi mia)
04. คอยพี่ที่งานกาชาด (khoi phi thi ngan kachat)
05. มอเตอร์ไซค์ฮ่าง (motorcy' hang)
06. นักร้องคาเฟ่ (nak rong café)
07. น้ำตาคาราโอเกะ (nam ta karaoke)
08. มนุษย์เงินเดือน (manut ngoen duean)
09. สาวอุบลบ่สะออน (sao ubon bo sa-on)
10. งานบุญ (ngan bun)

this week, classic rock isan-style northeastern pop! rock salaeng was a project of teacher(/songwriter/producer) sanyalak donsi of ban salaeng thon school in buriram1. the group was assembled from his former students and pitched to topline-diamond records as one of many rock isan groups formed in the late '90s, following the runaway success of thai-khmer band rock khong khoi (see also: rock ah-yah, rock sadaeo, rock sadoet, etc.). this cassette from 2000 features their surprise smash "motorcy' hang" (sung by choet, who we sadly lost last year) alongside a mix of lesser-known numbers, and also happens to feature future star-producer sawat sarakham on guitar, phin and bass. enjoy!