12/10/2008

Dara Puspita - A Go Go...



Now then, most of my posts are psych-out gatherings but this one is slightly off the hook. Dara Puspita is the only Indonesian garage girl band from the sixites. The band was a popular attraction in Indonesia and also in the region, playing to enthusiastic crowds in neighbouring countries, such as Thailand and Malaysia. In 1968 they took the almost unprecedented move for an Indonesian band of trying their luck in Europe and spent the next few years touring in England, Holland, France, Belgium, Spain, Germany and Hungary. They even played in Turkey and Iran. While in England they recorded two singles for CBS and recorded another for Philips in Holland. In late 1971 the band returned to Indonesia and played a number of concerts, but enthusiasm was starting to wane and in April 1972 they played their last show. But their music never dies. Never!

Dara Puspita - A Go Go...

6 komentar:

Tim mengatakan...

THIS IS A FANTASTIC RECORD!

One correction though: they weren't Indonesia's ONLY girl band. But they were the most popular in the country, as well as I think the only to all play their own instruments and write their own songs.

Gonzo mengatakan...

thanks so much man! its great to know that somebody from faraway knows that info... cheeers! :D

Neu Mejican mengatakan...

A nice record. I second Tim's observation. Not the only girl garage band. Indonesia has always had a huge and diverse music scene, including rock...still does.

RickK mengatakan...

hey, could you re-up white magic new egypt? the zshare is stuck in a loop and cannot be downloaded.

thanks

the ratiofarm mengatakan...

Hey, the Duck DIve stuff is amazing! Do you have an album coming?

resonance mengatakan...

u guys i just found out about dara puspita and i am AMAZED of em!!ive been trying to find out d lyric but got stuck on d 2nd verse.can somebody,esp from Indonesia help me out on this.pls pls pls!!