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Album Review

Adnan Othman/Bershukor

carsonstreet   10/15/2020   CD, International

The legendary Adnan Othman has long been a driving force in the Malaysian rock scene. As early as the 1960s his groundbreaking songs in the style known as Pop Yeh Yeh (rock and roll sung in Malay) attracted fans from across Southeast Asia. Recently, he has gained many new fans around the globe due to a renewed interest in rock music from this region. Adnan first rose to fame during the groovy Pop Yeh Yeh era (1964-1970) in Malaysia and Singapore and he continued to evolve as a musician and composer throughout his exciting career. He made his first recordings in Singapore in the early 1960s, when he was invited to record with a highly popular backing band, The Rythmn Boys. He produced innovative material well into the 1970s, but always stayed true to his Rock-and-Roll roots, even when many other artists were turning towards more predictable disco influences. This album draws from all eight of his solo EPs.                                                          

you heard it 16 times on kfjc! most recently:
  • 4 days ago, Zero Gravity played Pemergianku Hanya Sementara - Temporary departure
  • 11 days ago, Zero Gravity played Tumpas - Lose
  • 13 days ago, Naysayer played Normah - Normah
  • 14 days ago, Ann Arbor played Bershukur - Thankful or grateful
  • 15 days ago, Cynthia Lombard played Revolusi - Revolution
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