Cambodian Rock

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    Pol Pot used to really knock 'em dead--one of the original stoner doom bands.
     
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    Saw this last weekend- enjoyed it very much.
     
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    :roll Aww man..
     
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    Bookmarking this - i'll make sure to watch this doco for sure.


    I actually went to Cambodia a few years ago - I only saw traditional music ensembles performing outside the tourist districts. I took a picture of one of them - look a little bit closer and you notice all the musos were seriously injured, amputees, etc - victims of the former regime. And this 'busking' was their only income for survival, otherwise they'd be begging at the local temples. A solid reality check. And a wry sense of humour - they call themselves The Amputee Band.

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    That's the kind of joke you can feel comfortable making right up until you visit one of the killing fields. It's the tree they'd bash babies against that got to me.

    There are loads of good comps of 60s Cambodian music out there. Here's one:

    http://www.defectiverecords.com/discography/X001/X001.html
     
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    If there was ever any doubt: everything is on YouTube.
     
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    Another killer track by Ros Sereysothea. Love the combo over her blues-like phrasing and vocal power, on top of funky beat, fuzzed guitar, and combo organ:

     
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