JOHNNY GUITAR, Supanahong, 1966Posted: October 30, 2010
Johnny Guitar were among the so-called Shadow Music groups from Thailand, groups that were influenced by the British instrumental rock´n´roll group the Shadows. That influence can clearly be heard in these songs. The sleeve on the other hand doesn´t look like a rock´n´roll record, a record made for teenagers, at all. It looks like it was made to appeal to an older, more conservative Thai audience. Or maybe Johnny Guitar was such a cool group that they decidedley chose a traditional Thai image to counteract their new music. I´d like to believe it was the latter.
Johnny Guitar hit in Thailand with Supanahong in 1966. It is featured on the first Thai A Go Go compilation.