Don’t sleep on the psychedelic rock scene coming out of Indonesia in the 1970’s. This LP, entitled Those Shocking, Shaking Days: Indonesian Hard, Psychedelic, Progressive Rock and Funk 1970-1978, showed up at my doorstep about a month ago, and I’ve seriously been jamming with it since. Carrying a strong American rock influence, these do their best James Brown, Rolling Stones, and Led Zepplin’s, and they do them well. The music is aggressive, and the lyrics range from serious to seriously hilarious broken English. One of my favorite cuts from the record is “People” by Super Kid. It appeared on their 1976 LP, cleverly titled Special Album. Super Kid is a trio formed at the suggestion of a journalist, and taking influence from the likes of Cream and Grand Funk Railroad.
The whole collection is great, and comes with an in-depth booklet telling the story of each band, as well as the whole scene. Look for my full review coming soon, and sample “People” below.
Super Kid: “People”[audio: http://rubyhornet.com/media/rh/music/super_kid_people.mp3|width=180]