Friday, April 17, 2009



Recorded in the mid-‘60s in Bangkok, Thailand.

FFFFantastic selection of Thailand's pop-guitar groups of the 60's. Truly a great find.

SHADOW MUSIC was a broad term given to the Thai guitar pop movement of the 1960s and the groups that came out of it, all under the profound influence of early Western rock and roll. British instrumental wonders The Shadows (as in Cliff Richards & the Shadows) were the origin of the genre's title, also coined 'Wong Shadow' or early Thai 'String' music.

Shadow records were often marketed as 'Thai Modernized Music' which it was in the truest sense. Traditional Thai melodies were given the Shadow treatment; incorporating rock, surf, a-go-go, exotica, soul, blues, Latin and other worldly styles of the times. Inventive compositions and instrumental genius meet the occasional odd vocal arrangement and the results range from plaintive guitar and organ-driven lullabies to full-blown electric garage folk-psychedelia!

Featured on this collection are a handful of the leading recorded artists from the time; P.M. Pocket Music, The Son of P.M., P.M.7, Jupiter and Johnny Guitar. Throughout the 1960s, these groups forged a unique and highly self-referential Thai sound. One time pressing of 1500 LP copies and each of these beauties come in a full-color heavy-duty tip-on gatefold jacket featuring gorgeous original Thai Shadow LP artwork and of course 180 gram vinyl, so don't sleep on this one.



Copen-Z said...

bate, moram ovde ti posaljem linak posto vidim da na lastefem ne ides..

PinkJazzCat said...

This is indeed a great find.
Quite trippy/psychedelic ( or is that just me?)

Jack Celliers said...

Your collection is awesome.

Anonymous said...

thank you again.. very enjoi

r4ggs said...

OH WOW i've only listened to four tracks and it's already the best thing i've EVER heard.
thank you bleeding panda!!

Panda Stuffer said...

Tnx everybody for support!

Enjoy this masterpiece!

Panda Stuffer said...

Copen-Z: Imam bate vec album dojajaajjaja je!

Anonymous said...

Great blog. This one is particularly terrific. Thanks so much!

Panda Stuffer said...


Anonymous said...

cohp khun maak cuhp

Panda Stuffer said...


Anonymous said...

hvala pandi,
a bogami i jvala kopenu za OTC!!

Panda Stuffer said...

hehehe :)

Anonymous said...

These songs are super great! I'm Thai and I knew that my dad loved Cliff Richard cuz he was really popular in Thailand back in the 60's. Now hearing the traditional Thai blending with 60's pop, it's just makes me really happy on so many levels! Thank you!!!

Anonymous said...

When I went to Thailand I found lots of thins and temples except pharmacies where I could buy my tablet of Generic Viagra, luckily I found one.

viagra pharmacy said...

The music of Thailand?? Oh my Gad it is so different, and pop-rock? I cannot believe it, I would like to listen it, so I think that the music will be so good in anywhere!excellent!!22dd

Anonymous said...

any chance of re upload for Thai Shadow Music

Francisco Lopez said...

Any way to re upload it PLEASE!!

those are really amazzing songs

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