SONG OF THE DAY Liu Bang and Tony and the Polar Bear Five – Red Face, Heart Laughingx

hqdefaultThough I can’t find a sweet sausage out about this song/artist, I had to share this! I just can’t get that entrancing guitar lick out of my head!! It’s like a little snake charmer and I just get drawn in every time I hear this!!! 

I’ve grown to appreciate over the last few years just how far across the globe the sounds of psychedelia stretched in the 1960’s and 1970’s. All across the world this sound grew and mutated, with styles adapted depending on their origins. Bands were cropping up time and time again, armed with a sound that was inspired by garage rock and psych! It’s amazing!! 

In the late 1960’s and early 1970’s Singapore was also home to a massive beat music scene, harvesting its own selection of garage-rock artists. Liu Bang and Tony and the Polar Bear Five were one of these band’s and recorded a selection of 45’s and LP’s through the early part of the 1970’s.

It’s hard to work out exactly when/how Red Face, Heart Laughing was originally released as a lot of the band’s discography is presented in Chinese. So, I’m going to take a guess on its issue date and estimate 1970! There is another suggestion that has been presented to me which indicates that this version isn’t the original and that this song was first recorded by an artist called Yao Su Rong – I’ve pasted this below!

Today’s rendition definitely falls around this early 70’s era whatever the case. I hope you like it and hope that guitar is having the same effect on you as it is me? It’s simple, yet wholly captivating!! Check it out above. 


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2 Responses to SONG OF THE DAY Liu Bang and Tony and the Polar Bear Five – Red Face, Heart Laughingx

  1. I believe this is the original, Yao Su Rong

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  2. Fantastic! Thank you for sharing this!


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