- SF 051LP
This is a Record Store Day 2018 item. It will be available to purchase from our stores April 21st, 2018. Remaining stock will be available to purchase from this page at 8:00AM on April 22nd.
Superb collection of Singaporean '60s beat, pop, and "off-beat cha-cha" classics from original vinyl 45s. These 22 supercharged beat-a-go-go tracks defy a common held belief that the Chinese couldn't rock, groove, or swing back in the 1960s. The vocals are sung in the dialects of Mandarin and Hokkien and they soar with catchy hooks atop groovy, clever beats. There's plenty of electric guitar, organ, and crazy percussion rocking and twisting behind it all, at times reaching quite a mad and freaky state of affairs. The record's finale "Happy Lunar New Year" sung by Linda Yong may be the weirdest New Year greeting ever recorded. Every single cut is a winner and it never lets up from start to finish. Although most of the lyrics focus on love, innocence, and festive atmospherics, there's an epic vibe to the music that rivals other extremely well-recorded and unique pop styles emanating from the surrounding Southeast Asian scenes during the late 1960s.
LPx2 - Record Store Day 2018 Release.