oh, man! i saw something almost exactly like this in hanoi, except that the jandek/fred mcdowell guitar player was getting pushed around in a wheelchair at 1am. totally incredible.
in case you haven’t heard, there’s a whole record dedicated to this type o music on my main man owlqaeda’s blog -> http://holywarbles.blogspot.com/2010/07/va-ho-roady-music-from-vietnam-trikont.html
amazing! thanks a lot!
browsing through other Vong Co videos:
beautiful. does that guitar have a scalloped fretboard, kind of like yngwie malmsteen’s guitars? it kind of looks like it, and would explain some of that crazy vibrato.
if anyone has any information about the content of this song, or the extent to which this sort of performance is common in vietnam, please share!
i highly recommend this compilation –
start at 5:45. w english sub. tran anh hung film.
liked that richard youngs post. liked garden of stones. now sapphie is rediscovering for me
correction: subtitled version here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L253lmeLsT4