A blast from the past

Bangkok Post - - LIFE / HAPPENING -

Re­mem­ber the time when girls wore ham­mer pants, boys turned up the col­lars of their shirts and the con­crete steps of Siam Cen­ter were by far the coolest hang­out for youth in Bangkok?

That was 30 or so years ago in the 1980s. This gen­er­a­tion, now into their 40s or 50s, was given the so­bri­quet dek bou­tique or sleek teenagers who iden­ti­fied them­selves with the mu­sic and songs of McIntosh, one of the most pop­u­lar bands of that era. And it is to this lot the band is ded­i­cat­ing its re­union concert la­belled ‘‘McIntosh 30th An­niver­sary Concert: Mem­o­ries of Yes­ter­year’’.

It is the band’s first concert in two decades, and they prom­ise to evoke the nos­tal­gia of days gone by with hits from their tracks recorded be­tween 1981 and 1987. Back to­gether on stage are Wongsakorn ‘‘Ton’’ Ras­mi­dathe, Som­bat ‘‘Miew’’ Ka­jorn­chaiyakul, Sumet ‘‘Nid’’ Nak­sawad, Ki­tiphan ‘‘Moo’’ Punk­abu­tra, Marutha ‘‘Prince’’ Rat­tanasam­phan, Wo­rathep ‘‘Peng’’ Luengsir­a­porn­chai and Somkiat ‘‘Nui’’ Chuan­som­boon.

And they will croon­ing hits such as Jai Sayew (Elec­tri­fy­ing Heart), Wan Wan Young Whan Yoo (Sweet Yes­ter­day), Lom Hai Jai Khong Kh­wam Kid Thueng (Breath of De­sire), Mae Nam Ni­ran (Eter­nal River), and Ah­lai Ruk (Miss­ing Love). The concert will also fea­ture other pop idols from the 80s such as Sun­thorn ‘‘Jeed’’ Suchar­itchan of the band Royal Sprite, Sai­chon Radomkit of the In­no­cent, Od-Khiri­boon and Jued-For­ever. They will be joined by cur­rent stars in­clud­ing Tu-Phobthorn and Rose-Sirinthip.

The pop­u­lar 1980s boy band McIntosh re­unites for twin con­certs at Siam Pavalai Royal Grand The­atre, Siam Paragon.

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