The Rough Guide to Psychedelic Cambodia

Psychedelic rock in 1960’s /1970’s Cambodia – far out and groovy! Mer seun! (“Look out!” in Cambodian)

The Rough Guide to Psychedelic Cambodia is the first high profile compilation to spotlight the blending that occurred in the 1960s and 1970s when traditional Cambodian music began to be filtered through the lens of garage rock, surf rock, and psychedelia. In addition, this release spotlights a handful of contemporary bands carrying on this fusion.
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3 Comments Add yours

  1. booksnob22 says:

    I really like your review. This is a fascinating story and music, both of which I knew nothing about. Thank you.

  2. Rob says:

    Cool – yeah, I didn’t know much about it before either. Apparently, a lot of the Western music drifted in from neighboring Vietnam during the Vietnam War. In researching, I came upon some interesting stories and music – especially if you delve into Ros Seresyothea’s story.

  3. Barang Films says:

    Speaking of interesting stories there’s a documentary that’s being filmed right now that deals with the legendary Sin Sisamouth and how his music has transformed the lives of so many Khmers. Check out a teaser at . The website is

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