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Dara Puspita – The Garage Years LP


Can’t get enough Dara Puspita….here’s more. After a few CD reissues on the wonderful Sublime Frequencies label, Dara Puspita (which translates to the Flower Girls) get the “best of” treatment. Since the early original LP’s of theirs are basically extinct, Groovie Records took it upon themselves to select some of Dara Puspita’s classics from all of their albums and put them back on vinyl. If you’ve never heard of or listened to the sensations of 60’s Indonesia, this would be a wonderful time and place to start. This is definitely a record you need to listen to….

Link: DARA PUSPITA – THE GARAGE YEARS LP

Tracklist
1. MABUK LAUT
2. BERTAMASJA
3. PIP PIP YEAH
4. PEST PAK LURAH
5. PUYAILI
6. RANTIKU
7. MUSAFIR CINTA
8. SEMUA GEMBIRA
9. HAI KASIH
10. PUSDI
11. A GO GO
12. BELIEVE ME
13. HALLO, KAWAN
14. PANTAI PATAYA
15. SOAL ASMARA
16. MENGAPA
17. PINOKIO
18. LIHAT ADIKKU
19. TANAH AIRKU

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Dara Puspita // A-Go-Go


Reminder: If you missed out on last years blog hype of Dara Puspita…pick this up NOW! Around this time last year this Indonesian girl group from the 60’s was all the rage in the blog world. Perfect for summer and with the recent flood of “girl bands”, the resurfacing of Dara Puspita made perfect sense. I’m not sure if this is the whole album, but these 8 tracks are flawless examples of 60’s garage soul.

Here’s what Garagehangover had to say about Dara Puspita:
Dara Puspita (Flower Girls) was Indonesia’s most successful girl band of the 1960s. While there were many popular female vocalists in Indonesia at that time, they nearly all relied on the services of a backing band. Dara Puspita was one of the few girl groups who actually played all their own music as well….they also had a reputation as a sensational live act, bashing away on their instruments, screaming out their songs and jumping up and down. Even though it was often hard to hear the songs through all the mayhem, audiences thought it was great and often joined the band to dance around on the stage.

Link: DARA PUSPITA – A GO GO

Tracklist
1. A Go Go
2. To Love Somebody
3. Aku Tetap Sadar
4. Bhaktiku
5. Soal Asmara
6. Kerdja Kami
7. Believe Me
8. Kau Berdusta

For tastes…

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