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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 
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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, Viparat Yok Yok (Jump Jump)
2.Surapon Ding Dong
3.Piengsuwan, Viparat Rak Tong Rorn (Love Passion)
4.Petsuwan, Waipot Mia Chaa (My Darling)
5.Boonparaksa, Tuangchai Mahn Kao Lah (What Fun)
6.Reasons, the Shimmy Shimmy Ko Ko Bop
7.Chaengkij, Sodsai The Boat that I Row
8.Boonpit, Sakarin Kotmorn Yoop Yap (All Shook
9.Jackatchan Soo Kwarm Rak Khorng Phom Do
10.Moogda, Kabuan Wairoon (Teenager)
11.Piengsuwan, Viparat Nai Teum (Cool Guy)
12.Traces, the Je T'aime Moi Non Plus
13.Chuenbarn, Suda Funky Broadway
14.Pairote Tee Makhuea Pok (Your Cheati
15.Chaengkij, Sodsai Lady Madonna
16.Zchien, T. & the Johnny Let Your Life Be Free
17.Piengsuwan, Viparat Yim (Smile)
18.Muansing, Chai Pee Kow Pee Ork (Ghosts Come
19.Zchien, T. & the Johnny I Find Only Dream
20.Surapon Alias the Fox Nang Maew Pee (The Ghost of