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Various Artists / Thai Beat a Go-Go
Album:Thai Beat a Go-Go Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists Added:02/2005
Label:Subliminal Sounds 

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Add Date:2005-02-27 Pull Date:2005-05-01 
Week Ending:1 May24 Apr17 Apr10 Apr3 Apr27 Mar20 Mar13 Mar

 Recent Airplay
1.Jun 16, 2012:New World Disorder
Yok Yok (Jump Jump)
4.Mar 05, 2008:nag champa orangeasm
Kotmorn Yoop Yap (All Shook
2.May 11, 2011:Buford J. Sharkley's Ding-Dong Avalanche of Music
Ding Dong
5.Dec 12, 2007:Eran Mukamel (poop)
Tee Makhuea Pok (Your Cheati
3.Jan 29, 2009:The B-Side
Kotmorn Yoop Yap (All Shook
6.Aug 19, 2007:Transmission Overload
Kotmorn Yoop Yap (All Shook

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2005-02-22 
Incredible collection of ultra rare 1960’s Thai pop that is altogether exotic, garage, Motown, psyche, and disturbing. Culled from lost 45’s (half the tracks are “scratchy”) these are a perfect melding of SE Asia and West, but with an undeniable Motown, American 60’s Go-Go garage pop influence. Great!! The best part is: Who needs acid if you have this!! Check out the great liner notes for sure. (When Johnny Mags at Amoeba recommends a CD I always fork out for it…with never a regret. Thanks Johnny Mags!)

1) Motown meets Bollywood- “yok yok” means Jump Jump, tambourine beat w/ horns, great
2) whoa, bow bow bow deep vocal embellishments, strange as hell
3) upbeat, moree melodic and what you might expect, female vocs
4) again, more straight, male vocs are really hypnotic and strange
5) Motown swing w/ female vocs
6) shimmy shimmy co-co bop, classic cover
7) sung in English, up-beat fast feel, funny cover of Neil Diamond
8) hilarious cover of Elvis’ “All Shook Up”, almost casio quality, this will freak out everyone on acid
9) cool psyche Thai
10) smarmy dark feel, male vocs
11) loungey feel w/ bass sax somehow
12) a twisted cover of Serge Gainsboure classic, no fem vocs and lyics changed to “saving the environment and respecting nature”!
13) Funk-kay! Wilson Pickett cover in English
14) holy shit: country! “thai smurf Hank Williams song”- yer cheatin heart covered like you’ve never heard before: the last verse made me laugh out LOUD causing quite a stir on the Caltrain!!
15) interesting mechanical cover of Lady Maddonna
16) mellow psyche peace love feel in English
17) upbeat, fem vocs
18) upbeat
19) romantic feel, in English
20) trippy psyche, strange vocalizations, screaming, weird!!

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Piengsuwan, ViparatYok Yok (Jump Jump)
2.SuraponDing Dong
3.Piengsuwan, ViparatRak Tong Rorn (Love Passion)
4.Petsuwan, WaipotMia Chaa (My Darling)
5.Boonparaksa, TuangchaiMahn Kao Lah (What Fun)
6.Reasons, theShimmy Shimmy Ko Ko Bop
7.Chaengkij, SodsaiThe Boat that I Row
8.Boonpit, SakarinKotmorn Yoop Yap (All Shook
9.JackatchanSoo Kwarm Rak Khorng Phom Do
10.Moogda, KabuanWairoon (Teenager)
11.Piengsuwan, ViparatNai Teum (Cool Guy)
12.Traces, theJe T'aime Moi Non Plus
13.Chuenbarn, SudaFunky Broadway
14.PairoteTee Makhuea Pok (Your Cheati
15.Chaengkij, SodsaiLady Madonna
16.Zchien, T. & the JohnnyLet Your Life Be Free
17.Piengsuwan, ViparatYim (Smile)
18.Muansing, ChaiPee Kow Pee Ork (Ghosts Come
19.Zchien, T. & the JohnnyI Find Only Dream
20.Surapon Alias the FoxNang Maew Pee (The Ghost of