Nice mention from an unexpected source of last year’s excellent 60s/70s Thai compilation, The Sound of Siam, in yesterday’s LA Times. They ran a brief piece interviewing Mick Jagger discussing what he was presently listening to — this caught my eye: “when I was in Argentina I was listening online to one of those American college stations and there was a version of “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” by this Lao band. So I went on the playlist of the college station, and wrote it down because it’s in Thai. I thought, “OK, I’m never going to find that.” And there it was! The record’s called “The Sound of Siam.” And it’s not just that track — that’s just the one that got my attention. Some nutter put together the [collection]. I’ve got a couple of Thai friends, and I played “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” and they said, “We can’t understand this. It’s actually not in Thai. It’s in some country dialect we don’t speak.” You find the weirdest things.”
The track he mentions is a highlight of the collection and does make great use of Richards’ stone cold riff. Also, I love the fact Mick is streaming college radio while in Argentina, further cementing his rep as a music hound.
MP3: Chaweewan Dumnern :: Sao Lam Plearn