Popular Thai musician Santi Duangsawang was a genuine success with a career that spanned from the mid 1980's to 2016, when he died at the age of 48. Whilst his music wasn't our type of music he was certainly a talented Luk Thung singer and his success and longevity were impressive.
Interestingly his music video for "Young Boy Cafe" featured former WBC Minmumweight champion Napa Kiatwanchai.
Sadly we were unable to find a full recording with music video, but we were able to stumble on the music video for what appears to have been a Karaoke set up, with the video in the back ground along with the on screen lyrics. Sadly Santi's vocal's aren't present, and we did search for one with him singing, but we felt due to how obscure and weird this was it needed an inclusion in this series.
We return to Japanese music this week for a track by Fujiko entitled "Boxer". We're not really sure what to make of this track, though it sounds like Fujiko may want to give the cigarettes a break given the sound of their voice. This isn't an awful song, from a musical point of view, but we've no idea what the lyrics are or what the story behind the song is.
Although we're not sure about the song we did manage to stumble over things that suggested the track was a karaoke favourite for some, and maybe if you end up in a Karaoke bar in Japan it may be worth having this one in mind...maybe.
We remain with Indonesia for another week as we talk about Lia Bishara's song "Boxing", or rather "Tinju" which translates as boxing from Indonesian.
We've absolutely no idea who Lia Bishara are but this is a fairly inoffensive song with a very, very basic video. This is probably the most recently released video in this series, with the song apparently being released in 2020, but the video certainly looks a lot older than that due to it's simplicity.
Nothing particularly exciting or special here, but it's certainly different to most of the video's we've included in this series of boxing related music videos over the last year or so.
MukaRakat aren't someone we're at all familiar with but one thing we do know is that they have released a boxing related song after Indonesian boxing icon Ellyas Pical.
We won't pretend to know anything about the band but we do know about Pical, the only 3-time world champion in Indonesian boxing history, with the "Exocet" being a 3-time IBF Super Flyweight champion. He is a genuine Indonesian boxing hero even if he's now not too well known by international fight fans.
The song isn't something we're fans of, but credit to MukaRakat for trying to bring extra attention to Pical years after he retired from the sport.
Some things don't fit in elsewhere on the site so have been put here as a result.