Rough Guide to Psychedelic Cambodia

The Rough Guide to Psychedelic Cambodia

     
 

The Rough Guide to Psychedelic Cambodia compiles various psychedelic rock sides recorded during the '60s and '70s in Cambodia. Also included are a few cuts by contemporary Cambodian rock revivalists Dengue Fever and the Cambodian Space…  See more details below

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The Rough Guide to Psychedelic Cambodia compiles various psychedelic rock sides recorded during the '60s and '70s in Cambodia. Also included are a few cuts by contemporary Cambodian rock revivalists Dengue Fever and the Cambodian Space Project. The vintage recordings made by some of the biggest names in Cambodian pop including Ros Seresyothea, Sinn Sisamouth, Pan Ron, and others. These are electric guitar and organ-heavy songs, featuring a mix of American blues, rock, and R&B influences mixed with more traditional Cambodian styles. In that sense, many of the cuts like Yos Olarang's "Cyclo" and Ros Seresyothea's "Jam 10 Kai Theit" (Wait Ten Months More) have a lot in common with the lo-fi garage rock being made in the United States at the time. Other tracks like Ros Seresyothea's "Komlos Sey Chaom" (Love God) and "Thgnai Kor Chrer" (The Sun Is Setting) were simply inspired reworkings of Shocking Blue's "Venus" and the Animals' "House of the Rising Son," albeit sung with new Khmer lyrics (a common practice in Cambodia at the time). After the Khmer Rouge came to power, there was a cultural ban on Western-style rock music and many of the albums made during that period were destroyed and lost. Furthermore, many of the musicians who made this music were arrested and, in some cases, executed by the Khmer Rouge during the Cambodian genocide. Thankfully, a few of these recordings were preserved and collected here.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/27/2014
Label:
World Music Network
UPC:
0605633131925
catalogNumber:
331319
Rank:
54938

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Jam 10 Kai Theit  - Ros Seresyothea
  2. Paem Nas Sneha  - Pan Ron
  3. Cyclo  - Yos Olarang
  4. Tiger Phone Card  -  Dengue Fever
  5. Komlos Sey Chaom  - Ros Seresyothea
  6. Kom Veacha Tha Sneha Knom  - Pan Ron
  7. Penh Jet Thai Bong Mouy  - Ros Seresyothea
  8. Whiskey Cambodia  -  Cambodian Space Project
  9. Chnam Oun Dop Praya Mauy  - Ros Seresyothea
  10. Bros Ey Kov Prerl  - Pan Ron
  11. Jas Bong Ju Am  - Ros Seresyothea
  12. Koun K’Teuy  - Pan Ron
  13. Penh Chet Tae Bong Mouy  - Ros Seresyothea
  14. The Mighty Plan  -  Dub Addiction
  15. Thgnai Kor Chrer  - Sinn Sisamouth

Disc 2

  1. Dance Twist  -  Cambodian Space Project
  2. If You Wish To Love Me  -  Cambodian Space Project
  3. Broken Flower  -  Cambodian Space Project
  4. Woman  -  Cambodian Space Project
  5. When Are You Free  -  Cambodian Space Project
  6. Cyclo Of Love  -  Cambodian Space Project
  7. The Girls Is Away But The Heart Is At Home  -  Cambodian Space Project
  8. Love Like Honey  -  Cambodian Space Project
  9. House Of The Rising Sun  -  Cambodian Space Project
  10. Black To Gold  -  Cambodian Space Project

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