Sunday, June 16, 2024

bai mai hin: alternative

artist: ใบไม้หิน (bai mai hin)
album: alternative
01. ณ ราชดำเนิน (na ratchadamnoen)
02. เหงา (ngao)
03. หงิกส์! (ngik!)
04. มนุษย์ (manut)
05. เพื่อนใหม่ (phuean mai)
06. ใบไม้หิน (bai mai hin)
07. ลูกตำรวจ (luk tamruat)
08. สายน้ำ (sai nam)
09. ตำนานร็อคสองฝั่งโข่ง (tamnan rock song fang khong)
10. มือกลอง (mue klong)

this week, protest rock from the bai mai hin band! recorded for mjax entertainment in 1995, the album centers around a retrospective on the events of 1992's "black may", lamenting the brutal crackdown on anti-military protesters and bemoaning the lack of progress since. not a great deal has been written about this group, but the liner notes give us a good start: the lead songwriter and producer was somphot singsuwan, by that point already an old hand, though known best for his contributions to the luk krung genre, rather than phuea chiwit. the performers, overseen by musical director patiphon hemworanan, included chirawat, withaya and wibun of the panphum family (relatives of alt-rock star maeo chirasak panphum), as well as naruephon phanthong (son of luk thung legend chai mueangsing) and anat phutthamat (who has been featured here before as a luk krung singer). none of these individuals, to my knowledge, had a career in the songs for life genre after this, making it something of an interesting footnote to the movement.. enjoy!


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Dennis said...

Hi Peter - thank you for your work in bringing us these great sounds.
Is there any chance you could repost <> as the old Mediafire link is long deceased? It would be much appreciated.
Thanks also for the FLAC options.

Anonymous said...

I loved listening Mor lam and Luk thung Songs, it more enjoyable, heart warming and refreshing songs. I used to Watch on YouTube and downloaded them to my phone using Seal app. Please release more Albums of all singers 🫰🫰🫰