AKA

Vinyl Records and Rare LPs:

AKA - Hard Beat Hard Beat
Pop New - LP SR01 Strawberry Rain
Sealed Limited Edition 2011 2LP Heavy Vinyl Compilation Housed In A Gatefold Cover With Custom Hype Sticker On Shrink. “AKA Was Indonesia's First Contribution To The Global Heavy Rock Movement. Founded As Early As 1967 In The City Of Surabaya, The Group Took Its Name -- An Acronym For Apotik Kali Asin, Or The Kali Asin Pharmacy -- From The Place Of Business Owned By Singer Ucok Harahap's Parents, Which Doubled As The Fledgling Band's Rehearsal Space During Non-Working Hours. And While It Could Be Argued That AKA.'S Modest Local Reputation Owed As Much To Ucok's Wild On-Stage Antics As To Their Music, The Band Would Prosper Well Enough To Release A Handful Of Albums Throughout The Early ‘70s. It Should Also Be Noted That The Hard Beat Collection Surveys Only The Cream Of AKA's Westernized Material, Since The Group Curiously Hedged Their Bets By Padding Each LP With Songs Of The Malay-Pop Persuasion, Making Them Quite The Schizophrenic Listening Experience…Man, What A Trip. To Wit, The Songs Culled From 1970's Debut, Do What You Like, And 1971's Reflection, Blend Their Heavy-Psych Milkshake With An Improbably Long List Of Influences, Including Cream, Hendrix, Blue Cheer, Steppenwolf, Deep Purple, And More.” – Eduardo Rivadavia, AMG... more details
 

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