Wednesday, December 13, 2006

No More Rock Concerts in Malaysia?

I wonder what happen to our country's music industry. Did you all notice that now days no more International Rock Bands held their concerts in Malaysia anymore? Why they only held in our neighbours' country?

Since tobaccos and alcohols name banned for advertisement and sponsorship, concerts in Malaysia getting less and backwards in terms of quality. Is that no other companies willing to sponsor grand concerts anymore? Remember those days Salem Cool Planet sponsored many rock concerts such as Deep Purple, Scorpions and many more in early years.

Less than a month will be year 2007 and on that year is Visit Malaysia Year 2007. Imagine without these all 'big name' rock bands, how do we push this campaign? Many foreigners are willing to travel all the way to Malaysia to watch their favorite bands live in Malaysia.

Without international rock bands live in Malaysia, how do we push our local musicians into international level? Yes, we do have 'Rock Unite' and others for local rock bands to compete, what I see they are not bad, but they are still not into international level. They still need more exposures to see how the international rock bands play on stage with their own eyes.

I was very frustrated when I heard Eric Clapton is coming to Singapore for his concert in January 2007, then to Bangkok, Thailand. Why not in Malaysia?!!!

Eric Clapton

My favorite rock band Dream Theater had their concert early this year in Bangkok then to Singapore, not in Malaysia!!! Why???!!!

Dream Theater

Recently I heard Yngwie Malmsteen canceled his concert in Malaysia and only held in Singapore, that really disappointed me alot!!!

Yngwie Malmsteen

Middle of this year Red Hot Chili Peppers had their Asia tour and held in Bangkok, not in Malaysia again!!!

Red Hot Chili Peppers

What I see rock musics in Malaysia really dead! I don't mind they banned 'Black Metal' music, but Rock n Roll musics are not all into satanic, drugs, sex, gangsterism... That's really sad they always think that rock musics are only into bad side, how stupid they are...

Come on!!! These bands really are pure musicians, they know how to play music instruments, wrote and composed their own songs. Look at boys band, girls band, handsome or pretty look singers, what they know about music? All they know only did cover songs from old songs, showed their handsome or pretty look, that's really sucks!!!

I'm not that rich to travel and watch the concerts, I missed all the concerts last time because I was still a student and can't affort to watch it. Now at least I can affort it if they held in Malaysia, but... our country screwed it up!!! Damn it!!!

Please Keep Rock n Roll Musics Alive!!!

20 comments:

may said...

it's not just the Rock concerts. not even mainstream pop is making it here these days. just a whole lot of Chinese pop and "older" performers making their bucks in Genting... hiaks!

Anonymous said...

Hi time change in Malaysia, it was rock n roll in 60s - 90s, now its music of middle eastern tune in MODERN MALAYSIA BOLEH.

James

Kew said...

Malaysia never rock big time...

Cocka Doodle said...

I read it somewhere that the organizers has to pay high entertainment taxes to the govt. This in turn, drives up the price of the tix and the vast majority would not be able to afford it.
Besides, dresscode etc is another issue here.

Ace said...

Alamak!!! why my normal blogger so difficult to pot comment in yr beta!! kanneh..got to use other pulak and my avartar missing ledi!

Kenny Ng said...

[May]
yah, that's really sad right? No wonder our local musics can't compete into international level.

[anonymous/james]
Modern Malaysia Boleh is a junk. U agree?

[kew]
that's right...

[cocka]
all because of stupid governments...

[ace]
maybe ur connection kua... some using basic version also can comment here wor... or maybe coz traffic? Those idiots post comments like chatting in YM or MSN?

art.. said...

in a way i respect what genting is doing... at lease they are sponsoring these old singers/bands using their own funds AND also paying all the tax gov is asking... they are bringing in clif richard and the shadows next month, to me that rocks!... they might be old but at lease they are still one of the pioneers of rock and roll...

but hence the problem... although genting is rich, they still cant have a national level concert program... this is always control by the fucking gov... and as long as our officials keep on thinking rock is evil, we are fucked...

i support all types of music, even black metal... i think slayer, sepultura, morbid angel etc rocks...

music is entertaiment... concerts just brings the music closer by performer to listener... anyone that takes any type of lyric seriously should do like what kurt cobain do and blow himself up coz he'd be too much a moron to be human...

"everyone needs to be entertained"
-- frank zappa.

cheers...

Nonnie King said...

I wanna see Eric Clapton performing live and unplugged!!!!

If you think Malaysia sucks in not having any concert.. try Brunei. Can die.

Gallivanter said...

It's the high entertainment taxes. Still patiently waiting for Offspring to visit us before they kick the bucket!

Punk said...

Meanwhile, everyone can enjoy Mawi's concerts.....

Kenny Ng said...

[art]
u r right... "everyone needs to be entertained". The problem is from our stupid gov spoiled the music industry.

[nonnie king]
Malaysia used to have but now not anymore... that's why I'm very disappointed.

[gallivanter]
taxes and lack of equipments are the main killer. Offspring? I don't think it will happend.

[punk]
Mawi? I thought he just an advertisement icon, not a singer at all.

Punk said...

Well u must've seen the dozens of posters with him and his tag lines like "Jom Beli Proton!!!" "Jom Makan MAggi" whatever....well besides that he also sings.....every auntie in the country seemed to be nuts about him.....

Kenny Ng said...

[punk]
he is not favorite, I only rock! Sorry, I don't insult other types of music, I rather listen to Search, Wings, Lefthanded, Sweet Charity...

_butt said...

I cried when Red Hot Chilli Peppers had their concert in our neighboring country, anywhere but not Malaysia. Pissed.

ps: just kidding about the crying part. but really, it seems Malaysia only accept boyband more these days.

Kenny Ng said...

[_butt]
That's y lor... I really wanted to bang my head to the wall that time especially when Dream Theater came to our neighboring country, now Eric Clapton pula... really want to suicide la.

Jerry said...

That does suck.

Emmigrate. Come on over here.

Kenny Ng said...

[jerry]
where is Emmigrate?

Anonymous said...

right on!!
even if there is any sponsors, i suspect that the governing bodies and whatever crappy jurisdiction will just banned the concert.
to add, there's a bundle of indonesian talent being promoted here locally, not to say that they're lot is a bad act, but we do have our own talent that can match up if not equal with our neighbour. can we blame the lack of exposures to our own local promoters? why can't our home grown bands compete musicaly at least at the asia pac level?what a waste of talent. :-(
search hv to go to the extent of inviting slank (not to say they're a bad indonesian band)to make up the crowd for their their concert. why so?
i remember during the good old days, bands like search, wings, lefthanded & etc will usually hv a concert sell out.
it's a different era nowdays & our current generation hv been too overexposed with other international talents instead of local talents.
who can actually take the initiatives to make the difference?
that a question that we should ask ourselves.

Mizz SeX said...

AHHH AND YES THEYA LL WONDER... WHY ARE WE NOT DEVELOPED?? I MEAN OMFG! THIS COUNTRY IS RUNNING AROUND IN CIRCLES.. THE PM IS TOO BUSY WANKING OFF IN HIS STALL TO REALIZE THAT BY BANNING AND PUTTING A HOLD ON ALOT OF THINGS ISNT GOING TO MAKE THIS COUNTRY GO ANYWHERE.. I MEAN SO WHAT IF THE TICKETS ARE OVER PRICED? LIKE THE MUSE CONCERT! WAS SPONSERED BY TIGER BEER. AND MUSE DOESNT CURSE SWEAR OR USE ANY 'BAD WORDS" JUST BECAUSE THE DAMNED CONCERT WAS SPONSERED BY TIGER YOU HAD TO BE 18 AND A NON-MUSLIM!?!?! THATS JUST PLAIN PREJUDICE! LOOK IT THIS WAY.. MAYBE SINGAPORE IS DEVELOPED COZ ITS A SMALL COUNTRY... BUT WHAT ABOUT JAPAN? WERE SMALLER OR EVEN THE SAME SIZE AS JAPAN! AND THEY WERE DEVELOPED ALONG TIME AGE AND THEY STILL MANAGED TO PRESERVE THEIR CULTURE.. OUR COUNTRY IS NOT PUSHING HARD ENOUGH! IT REALLY PISSES ME OFF..

Kenny Ng said...

[anonymous]
You were right, that's what I thought so. Imagine this year is Visit Malaysia Year and we don't have any international 'Rock' bands perform in Malaysia. It will be shamed to me to promote our own country.

[mizz sex]
I can feel how pissed you were because I got the same feeling too. I always read the news many rock bands performing in Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia but not Malaysia. This really pissed me off.

Another thing, I'm currently working in Dubai (UAE) which is a pro Islamic country, but got many bands/artists performing here before which they were not allow to perform in Malaysia. So who is more civilized?

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