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First ever AKA anthology announced for October release

| On 05, Aug 2011

First anthology from one of the 70’s
Heaviest Psychedelic & Progressive Funk groups
October 24th

On October 24th Strawberry Rain/ Light In The Attic records release the first ever anthology by AKA,  of one of the Heaviest phychedelic and progressive funk groups ever.
Originating from Indonesia’s second largest city, Surabaya, East Java, AKA is an acronym of Apotik Kali Asin.  Starting off their careers as an infamous local band with notorious crowd pleasing antics, AKA regularly went through repertoires of Steppenwolf, Grand Funk Railroad, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Cream and Three Dog Night before finding a significant audience outside their home city.  It was soon after that the band signed with a Jakarta based label, Indra Records that they started producing a steady release of albums, including 11 studio LPs and a couple of compilations.

The lead singer Ucok Harahap – who famously idolizes James Brown- is perhaps the most notorious rock performer in Indonesia’s pop history, infamous for brandishing (amongst others) coffins, whips and stripping naked on stage during performances.  Sadly due to recording English based, heavy-psychedelic/progressive funk, AKA’s music failed to gain popularity at the time of it’s release.

Today, AKA is recognized as one of Indonesia’s top rock bands of all time, and for good reason.  With this release, we are proud to offer an Anthology encompassing AKA’s heaviest & funkiest moments.

1. Do What You Like
2. Glenmore
3. Reflections
4. We’ve Gotta Work It Out
5. Cruel Side
6. Groovy
7. Suez War
8. Mr. Bull Doc
9. Shake Me
10. Only One Man
11. Crazy Joe
12. Skip Away
13. Open Doors
14. Sky Rider
15. AKA Untuk Mu (CD only)

CD cat number : 627843122326
2xLP cat numebr : 627843122319