"Abang, nak masuk bilik jamming sekolah tak?"
"Takpe ke? Takut nanti cikgu marah plak."
"Takpe, cikgu takde. Angah handle."
"Orait. Jom jom."
The room got some quite good equipment around. Well, you got to admit those schools with orchestra are always have big amount of money spent on their musical instruments. As my brother and me entered the room, those Form 4 students were about to play 'Si Dia' by Julie Goes Overseas. Well, that's what I call pure independent music.
As I looked around, there was a couple of Marshall amplifier (I could tell that it was 100W or more), a Hartke amplifier (for the bass guitar) and also a Yamaha drum set. There is one Gibson Les Paul guitar (I could tell that it was the ES series, but I'm not sure which one it is) and a Yamaha Pacifica guitar. The bass was a Fender Precision. Those guys does have some potential, and I'm sure they will do better if they have the focus.
Larry's blog told me to dig it up, and I was thinking to dig up some music from the upcoming Rock The World 9.
During the performance at the KL Tower Indie Fest (Part 2) 2009 (click here for my review), they have been quite f***ed up by the crowds. The issue was about them being the front cover for a local mainstream magazine. Well, ain't got no comment on that.
Hopefully this time The Land of Hope will have them performing Fine as the High School Rocker without any problems caused by those Silly Lilly's. (^_^)
Kaiser Cheifs. Known for their identity of their black spectacles and the smart appearance, this band also have a superb keyboardist. They have stood tall and proud for quiet a long time and still, they have all sorts of fans from all over the world. This band is one of the band that I really longed to watch. Their live performance was a lot better than their records and I was absolutely sure, the British slang they use is one of the reasons they attracted a lot of fans from all over the world. Capital E, Perfect Match, Kucing Hitam, there's a long list of top hits. They really got a strike. Hopefully the stage lighting that night will be on their side!
Republic of Brickfields
Aru. Koffin Kanser? haha. Those are two things mostly related to ROB. So now it's time for a little Jamaican reggae music. Quit moshing for a while, and start dancing around in the music of love! One thing that I always remember about this band is that, Paan introduced me to them! Quite some effective track they have (which I know) is great enough that you can sing along until your throat is sore! There's no need for me to remind you about 'Ganjaran', 'Emansipasi' and the one I love the most, 'Orang Planet'. Don't really like to listen to Koffin Kanser, but I love Aru as in ROB. Go Aru!
Kugiran D' Tepi Pantai
DAMN! I thought this quartet (it was instrumental, if you wasn't informed) was no longer survived! For it was the tunes of my half-century father (well, my father really listened to this quartet, and me too!). Not much overdrive, almost all-clean effects, tricky riffs and tight bass line. This might be the first time I see those guys performing (and it might be the last, too!). The best track for me is always 'Smash Your Head to the Wall'.
Meet Uncle Hussain
Car Crash Hearts
This band is new, but I know they got massive potential. The first time I saw them performing is when they were playing as the opening scene for the Rockaway 09. The only song I've listened is 'Rahsia' and I know they might as well have a strong position on the mainstream.
Shah Alam RAWKS!!! Those guys were exceptionally awesome and they was always so down to Earth. There will be so much fun if Dodd was holding the microphone. I've remembered one time when we were jamming at Applejam Studio in Seksyen 7, Shah Alam, I met the keyboardist of Skudap Skudip on the way upstairs. From the outside of the studio, we heard them playing their songs. Ever heard of 'Mamamu Benci Aku', 'Mengapa Kenapa', 'Lari', 'Potret' and 'Gadis Jadian'? Bukan sudu, bukan sudip, tapi Skudap Skudip! Go DODD! royal town ska~
A ska band from Klang (if I was not mistaken) consist of 10 guys with such an amazing brass sections and established pipes functions. Those guys can really kick some cool sounds out of their performance. Last watched them during the Peace to World 09 by Twozhe Production. 'Mak Minah', 'Over You Follow My Heart' and ect, they do have the sounds.
THE TIMES. This is a really great band. They sounded almost close to OAG but still, they have the identity themselves. Naza always have a great and *a word is lost here* control over the crowd. This band was my addictive, and still they be. Mono played a great and tight bass line and as far as I remembered, he played the bass for The A.C.A.B during the KL Tower Indie Fest.
Fuhh...tiring post. Well that goes all. Till next time.
p/s: here I go, promoting the English language again~ =P