Sroeng Santi / Narong Rurachbuadang
Pai Na Pai / Siang Teoy Jak Phin Jak Khaen
PARADISE BANGKOK [LUK THUNG UNDERGROUND / EARLY MOLAM] 45 LIMITED REISSUE
|Side A : Pai Na Pai
Artist : Sroeng Santi
Reworking another 70s rock classic (see if you can spot that riff!) as only Sroeng Santi can, this is tuff Luk Thung Underground of the highest order, driven by a fierce backbeat and Santi's barked vocal. If you loved the 'Iron Man' cover, this one is going to stop you in your tracks.
|Side B : Siang Teoy Jak Phin Jak Khaen
Artist : Narong Rurachbuadang
Sparse 60s Molam, all clattering percussion and droned out phin and khaen (the Isan three stringed lute, and bamboo mouth organ respectively) this sprightly instrumental revealed hidden depths after remastering. Check that bass drum and try to stop your foot tapping when this is on the decks!
Nung Lamyong Kularbseemuang / Chanpen Dennapa
Kati Sorn Jai / Lam Toey Dai Lao Leaw Luem Mia
PARADISE BANGKOK [TALUNG / MOLAM] 45 LIMITED REISSUE
|Side A : Kati Sorn Jai
Artist : Nung Lamyong Kularbseemuang
Sleazy and urgent, and an absolute staple from the Paradise Bangkok setlists, this tune is always a showstopper. A late 70s Luk Thung/Talung production from the south of Thailand, replete with rasping horns and an off-beat groove, if Nung Lamyong’s vocal doesn’t get you, the nagging organ riff most certainly will!
|Side B : Lam Toey Dai Lao Leaw Luem Mia
Artist : Chanpen Dennapa
Built around a well known 70s pop riff, this Molam killer then tears into a percussion led piece of Isan beatdown, powered along by phin playing of the highest order. A recent discovery from the ZRM archives.
Prasai Jaekankaeo / Chamnapa Petchpalanchai
Mor Khaen Ha Khu / Lam Plearn Dok Koon Siang Khaen
PARADISE BANGKOK [LUK THUNG / MOLAM] 45 LIMITED REISSUE
|Side A : Mor Khaen Ha Khu
Artist : Prasai Jaekankaeo
Originally only available in a strictly limited private pressing, this tough luk thung track features a heavy afro-beat bassline and rattling cowbells, as the little known Prasai Jaekankaeo crank out 3 mins of underground brilliance. Sadly, this is their only known recording.
|Side B : Lam Plearn Dok Koon Siang Khaen
Artist : Chamnapa Petchpalanchai
Fresh from performing live at the 'Paradise Bangkok' 3rd Anniversary Chamnapa Petchpalanchai comes correct on some militant molam, complete with soaring khaen (the unique North-Eastern Thai bamboo mouth organ), and a hypnotic bass driven groove.