Tuesday, 23 June 2009

CD : Morgan - modify

To some people hard rock covers of lukthung and other Thai songs may sound like the end of the world or a kind of hell, but not to me. This album where Morgan put their spin on various songs is a wonderful trip. "Kwanjai pee lhuang", which starts us off, is a great example of the album is going. Hard rock chords and drumming and passionate singing. For the heaviest song though you need to go to the end of the album with "Kum sar barn" which is truly fantastic. You feel like they are about to erupt out of your stereo's speakers, and then when it finishes you just want to listen to it again, and again.

I haven't heard the previous versions of all these songs though one i am very familiar with is "Mai loh tae ruk jing" which was my favourite song last year when done by Arid Waamak. Morgan put a heavier spin on it though oddly enough Arid's version had a better guitar solo. He did it in a more rock ballad style which is what Morgan's album is missing a little.

None of the songs are duff though, some are better (and heavier) than others. It may not be everyone's cup of tea but this is one album that is going to be staying in my car stereo for a long time.

Rating : 8.8/10

Favourite songs : Kum sar barn, Kwanjai pee lhuang

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