*Not all the Japanese people are R.A.T.S and not all R.A.T.S are Japanse of course... just those 2!
|those 2 R.A.T.S under the name "soi 48" teamed with dengue fever|
If I of course never saw keiichi utsuki and shinsuke takagi attending any concerts in Thailand (even if I saw quite a few of the singers they make money from in concerts). I also never heard anybody involved in the molam scene mention their existence.
It's so strange that all those passionate philanthropists pretending to be specialists in Esan music are always totally unknown by the people who make it, perform it and listen to it right now...
Strange also to always see such R.A.T.S talking about Esan music as something from the past while I had no problems demonstrating that it's THE MOST IMPRESSIVE POPULAR MUSIC SCENE IN THE HISTORY OF HUMANITY... Right now!
Surprising to see keiichi utsuki and shinsuke takagi pretend that the music they sell as being THE holly grail is actually the easiest Esan music you can find in Thailand. If it wasn't the case they would never have "found" it: Vinyl records has been re-edited as tapes as soon as tape players started to spread (to sell tape players, you need music so you use back catalog...). Then when Cd's arrived sold as Cd's again (to sell Cd players...). Then MP3 Cd's and usb formats... It's not "hard to find music" but "back catalog music" like Elvis or the Beatles in Occident... Go to any music shops I listed on this blog and name those singers and,seller will understand and point you some CD's... EASY!
When it gets too creative it can give headache to simple minded people. Those self claimed specialists seems to totally ignore 99% of the existing molam!
How could a better diffusion to a larger audience, better roads and equipment to tour and produce music, promotion on television, many new singers (including all those who will become today's superstars), lots of new distinctive forms of hybrid lam, more song writers and producers who learned their job as successful singers during the 70's and who will produce some the most popular songs in the history of Esan music (Dao Bandon, Soraphet Pinyo, Kamkoeng Thongchan...). all those people working with a larger amount of record companies... How could this end up sound producing “sound-alike / lesser talents”... Facts or fiction? Coming from geniuses having reggae as main cultural reference the words “sound-alike” and "lesser talents” sound hilarious!
"for lesser talents, into a production line of sound-alikes"
Stupid contradiction is obviously never a problem for tourist scammers...
Note that (according to what EM records pretends) all the great singers (sold as "from the 70's) keiichi utsuki and shinsuke takagi make profit from seems to have lost all their talent as soon as tapes arrived as they never include any songs recorded after their "golden era" in their compilations. Same goes for the musicians, songwriters, composers and producers... DAMN TAPE CASSETTES! So much talent wasted... (You'll see in next post that many of those singers still perform on stage and record songs...).
|Somjit Bothong is still very popular over 30 years after his first hit single written by Dao Bandon|
lam phaen, lam phloen, lam long, lam yao, lam doen prayuk
Duanphen Amnuayphon, Siriphon Ampaipong and Jintara Poonlarb
Jintara Poonlarb "Tao Ngoy"
(a few official videos of this song are available
on youtube, this one got 121 million views!)
electronics has parallels with Jamaican Dancehall, and this music I find it great that those 2 R.A.T.S can finally find opportunities to talk about their only musical reference though nobody listening to molam have any kind of interest for such thing...Why do they Sell Esan music and not reggae?
can't be denied...did I mention the constant revisionism those guy are expert in?
In next part we'll see how maft sai (“zudrangma records”, the paradise Bangkok molam international band”, “studio lam”, “toomturn molam group”...) use some pretty old school references for his discriminating propaganda.
It's interesting to end up this post with the only 2 recent photos used by EM records on the covers of some their products* those are pretty much on the same mood as the racists crap from their friends and leave no doubts on the image they want to spread about Esan people!
*I seriously guess that book those R.A.T.S published "trip to Isan" is a pure fiction novel, kind of "heroic fantasy"...