Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Zainal Abidin - Salute to the 90s
2) I truncated this piece for readers to read as it described a little bit about our local music scene during 90s. Here goes:
3) Zainal have said "No one wanted to be someone else. Everyone wanted to be themselves". This is the basic principle in music - one must have their own identity, not a copy of someone else. I am quite sure when artist reach certain level of their quality, they turn to be more matured, and the music they brought would have some impact, the lyric and music will would have more maturity, which normally happen to most season musician and artist. Do you think Ramli Sarip sound like Led Zeppelin or Amy Search trying to imitate Steven Tyler? No I don't think so. Yes they used to singing like the original singer initially, but as the time goes, they became themselves neither a copy of other singer nor it original singer.
4) The other thing he mentioned "My philosophy back then was not to give people what they wanted to hear but rather offer my best. So I came out with something very different". It is like a acquired taste of any food, that not necessarily can be acquired by someone else. It is like two sides of coin that has pros and cons, that not necessarily correct either way.
5) And he admitted "It came out at the right time at the right place. People were getting tired of hearing the same thing over and over on the radio. Suddenly there was a song that made them want to learn more" and this has proved his principle of not giving people what they wanted to hear, but giving his best. So he came out with something very different.
6) Zainal Abidin feat also can be applied in other field we wish to join. The only thing is, we must have courage, determination, believe and have done proper study before proceed to jump in.