*2022 Restock.* The full title is Those Shocking Shaking Days: Indonesian Hard, Psychedelic, Progressive Rock and Funk 1970-1978. And as is probably obvious, it’s Now-Again’s attempt to present the untold story of Indonesia’s various underground 70s musical scenes. The anthology is presented as a 3 LP, which comes with a download card for the audio and a downloadable version of the booklet and also as a “mini-LP” tip on sleeve CD housed in an O-card and accompanied by a thick, perfect bound, 64 page booklet which holds extensive liner notes, track by track annotation, photographs and ephemera in full color.
'I know what you're thinking: Is Those Shocking, Shaking Daysreally as mind-bendingly, earth-shatteringly, consciousness-alteringly awesome as its title would suggest? Absolutely. Those on the prowl for a crate-digging, continent-jumping collection of undeniable grooves, looking-glass classic-rockisms, and general weirdness need search no further than this fantastic, raucous stuff - most of it made under the shadow of a totalitarian government with a censorship fetish. Wild drum fills adjacent to tape-echo voices disappearing into the æther? Check. Organs that sound as if their black keys were melting into their white keys? Check. Guitars with tones that range from "five o'clock shadow" to "full-on Grizzly Adams"? Check. James Brown wannabes doin' their thang, and Zep wannabes doin' their thang? Check and check. Your new favorite outfit you've never heard of is either Black Brothers (a Creedence Clearwater Revival for the hallucinatory set, perhaps?) or Aka (Black Sabbath who?) - both of 'em freeing the people by first freeing their minds. And, to paraphrase Funkadelic, they'll be good to your earhole.' - Zeth Lundy