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'''Shadow Music of Thailand''' is at its most interesting where the mixture is most explicit. ''P.M. Pocket Music'', ''The Son of P.M.'', and a confusing amalgamation called ''P.M.7/Jupiter''. The P.M. groups were named for their manager, ''Payong Mukda'', who kept a cast of musicians recording under different band names. The compiler Mark Gergis tells us that ''Son of P.M.'' employed Mukda’s adopted son ''Kabuan'' on keyboard, which means that he's probably the one to the far left of the photograph on Shadow Music's front cover with his hair standing up and his eyes staring at the camera as if it might be coming to get him. As far as musicianship goes, he's not noticeably better or worse than anyone else, so from the modern listener's long perspective this piece of nepotism seems fairly harmless. Young aspiring Thai pop musicians of the 1960s would not have been so sanguine.  
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'''Shadow Music of Thailand''' is at its most interesting where the mixture is most explicit. ''P.M. Pocket Music'', ''The Son of P.M.'', and a confusing amalgamation called ''P.M.7/Jupiter''. The P.M. groups were named for their manager, ''Payong Mukda'', who kept a cast of musicians recording under different band names. The compiler Mark Gergis tells us that ''Son of P.M.'' employed Mukda's adopted son ''Kabuan'' on keyboard, which means that he's probably the one to the far left of the photograph on Shadow Music's front cover with his hair standing up and his eyes staring at the camera as if it might be coming to get him. As far as musicianship goes, he's not noticeably better or worse than anyone else, so from the modern listener's long perspective this piece of nepotism seems fairly harmless. Young aspiring Thai pop musicians of the 1960s would not have been so sanguine.  
  
  
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* http://www.45cat.com/record/61014
 
* http://www.45cat.com/record/61014
 
* [http://www.discogs.com/release/2707417 Johnny Guitar ‎– สุพรรณหงษ์ (Suphan-Nahong)]  
 
* [http://www.discogs.com/release/2707417 Johnny Guitar ‎– สุพรรณหงษ์ (Suphan-Nahong)]  
** http://www.45cat.com/artist/johnys-guitar
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** http://www.45cat.com/artist/johnys-guitar
** http://www.45cat.com/artist/johnny-guitar-thailand
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** http://www.45cat.com/artist/johnny-guitar-thailand
 
* http://www.popsike.com/THAI-RECORDJohnny-Guitar-SHADOW-MUSIC-THAILAND-LP-60s-psych-garage-LP-not-EP/300680118989.html
 
* http://www.popsike.com/THAI-RECORDJohnny-Guitar-SHADOW-MUSIC-THAILAND-LP-60s-psych-garage-LP-not-EP/300680118989.html
 
* http://www.tunnel.ru/view/post:230918
 
* http://www.tunnel.ru/view/post:230918
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* [http://beta.musicbrainz.org/label/6fed5076-6bad-4b8d-8cca-fee530455666 Sublime Frequencies] (US)
 
* [http://beta.musicbrainz.org/label/6fed5076-6bad-4b8d-8cca-fee530455666 Sublime Frequencies] (US)
 
* [http://beta.musicbrainz.org/label/06f12d41-1ad4-4c83-a9bb-dfacf80df9d9 Subliminal Sounds] (SE)
 
* [http://beta.musicbrainz.org/label/06f12d41-1ad4-4c83-a9bb-dfacf80df9d9 Subliminal Sounds] (SE)
** NOT THE SAME! (facepalm)
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** NOT THE SAME! (facepalm)
 
* [http://beta.musicbrainz.org/label/915b9747-4dc9-4205-bae5-d5d4db5c3d44 Big Beat] (gb)
 
* [http://beta.musicbrainz.org/label/915b9747-4dc9-4205-bae5-d5d4db5c3d44 Big Beat] (gb)
 
* [http://beta.musicbrainz.org/label/5586b10f-a9a2-431f-b810-003f900b9bb5 Pharaway Sounds] (es?)
 
* [http://beta.musicbrainz.org/label/5586b10f-a9a2-431f-b810-003f900b9bb5 Pharaway Sounds] (es?)

Latest revision as of 21:43, 9 November 2019

Thai Stuff สิ่งที่ไทย

Introduction from popsike


The music of Payong Mukda, as well as Noparatana Tipayaosot (a. k. a. Johnny Guitar), was known as "Shadow Music". The term was in reference to the British instrumental band The Shadows, who were quite popular throughout all of Asia. Recordings of this music were often billed as "Thai Modernized Music", taking classic Thai compositions and mixing in elements of surf guitar, a-go-go music and other styles to create an entirely new form of music. Sublime Frequencies' "Shadow Music of Thailand" compilation features tunes by P.M. Pocket Music, The Son of P.M., P.M.7, Johnny Guitar and Jupiter.


SHADOW MUSIC was a broad term given to the Thai guitar pop movement of the 1960s and the groups that came out of it, all under the profound influence of early Western rock and roll. British instrumental wonders The Shadows (as in Cliff Richards & the Shadows) were the origin of the genre's title, also coined 'Wong Shadow' or early Thai 'String' music. Shadow records were often marketed as 'Thai Modernized Music' which it was in the truest sense. Traditional Thai melodies were given the Shadow treatment; incorporating rock, surf, a-go-go, exotica, soul, blues, Latin and other worldly styles of the times. Featured on this collection are a handful of the leading recorded artists from the time; P.M. Pocket Music, The Son of P.M. Throughout the 1960s, these groups forged a unique and highly self-referential Thai sound.


Shadow Music of Thailand is at its most interesting where the mixture is most explicit. P.M. Pocket Music, The Son of P.M., and a confusing amalgamation called P.M.7/Jupiter. The P.M. groups were named for their manager, Payong Mukda, who kept a cast of musicians recording under different band names. The compiler Mark Gergis tells us that Son of P.M. employed Mukda's adopted son Kabuan on keyboard, which means that he's probably the one to the far left of the photograph on Shadow Music's front cover with his hair standing up and his eyes staring at the camera as if it might be coming to get him. As far as musicianship goes, he's not noticeably better or worse than anyone else, so from the modern listener's long perspective this piece of nepotism seems fairly harmless. Young aspiring Thai pop musicians of the 1960s would not have been so sanguine.


Johnny Guitar This band was one of the first Thai guitar bands and they mixed Thai Classical music with Thai popular A go-go music for dancing and listening. T. NOPARATANA was the Leader of Johnny Guitar. He was born in Bangkok, He composed and played Electric Organ. was a member of "Bangkok Blue Band". In 1966 Johnny Guitar released their first record “SUPHAN-NAHONG”. the second Record "LAO CHA REON SRI".



add thai stuff here plz:


PLEASE feel free to edit this like a regular wikipage even though it's under userspace. after all I can always revert/change it myself.

additionally, TAG EVERYTHING 60's psych/funk thai with "thaifix catcat"

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