Now-Again Records continues to scour the globe for raw psych-funk gems, and this time they set their sights on South East Asia to unearth the rare psychedelic sounds of Indonesia! Those Shocking Shaking Days is the result and is a revealing look into the untold story of Indonesia's various underground 70s musical scenes. From Now-Again: "Few are aware of the progressive music scenes from 1970s Indonesia, as censorship imposed by the dictator Suharto lead to crackdowns on those courageous enough to rebel. This insurgent sound, marked by relentless fuzz, over the top, politically charged lyrics, strong rhythms and a cranky low-fidelity, is as similar to that of Rare Earth proteges Power of Zeus as it is to that of South Korean psych-god Shin Jung Hyun. It is as informed by James Brown's funk as it is by the hard, progressive rock of Deep Purple and King Crimson. This anthology contains 20 tracks of hard, psychedelic, progressive rock and funk that has been largely unheard or ignored outside of the confines of this island nation. This anthology is the first of its kind, the first Western-based survey of the most impressive organizations to offer their take on the psychedelic and progressive rock and funk sounds during the shocking, shaking days of Suharto's regime." 20 tracks of fully restored and remastered audio spread over 3 heavyweight LPs, 2021 edition includes download code for WAV files plus detailed digital liner note booklet. Recommended.
- black triple vinyl pressing
- MP3 / WAV files + digital liner note booklet accessible via download code
- music label: Now-Again Records 2021
reviewed by Extravagant Traveler 03/2011