Government Bans Two Songs Deemed Too Sexual

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Re: Government Bans Two Songs Deemed Too Sexual

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:03 am

Seems more like a song about a guy who wants to take get virginity, but she's saying it'll take a long time to get it. Not exactly crazy. Holy crap does she have a terrible voice though. Is it just me? Is this what passes for a Khmer singer/star nowadays? Seems like even the most amateur of YouTube singers or street buskers sounds better than she does.
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Re: Government Bans Two Songs Deemed Too Sexual

Post by table42 » Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:46 am

*Holy crap does she have a terrible voice though.*

Nope, you're not alone; her voice made it difficult for me to give the song the added concentration I referred to in the OP. Dengue Fever doesn't have to move over just yet.
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Re: Government Bans Two Songs Deemed Too Sexual

Post by franzjaeger » Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:07 am

After all the pedo shit going on, I'd say the local schlager being blasted everywhere is a real nuisance.
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Re: Government Bans Two Songs Deemed Too Sexual

Post by table42 » Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:50 am

Hey Franz I doubt many posters here understand German. Can't you use *hit or pop tune" instead of"schlager", which should be capitalized anyway.
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Re: Government Bans Two Songs Deemed Too Sexual

Post by franzjaeger » Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:00 am

schlager:

Umbrella term for shallow pop music genres in German speaking Europe and adjacent areas.
Derived from the English term "Hit" for popular song.
Ranging from pseudo Tex Mex through Eurovision/Las Vegas type music and beyond, Schlager is an umbrella term rather than a genre.
"Turn that Schlager station off now before I hurl stuff at the radio!"
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Re: Government Bans Two Songs Deemed Too Sexual

Post by table42 » Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:05 am

Just asking, I never heard it in many decades of living im the States. I only know it from Germany. I still doubt that many readers here know or use it.

I looked it up in Wikipedia and they call it a style.
http://www.google.com.kh/search?q=schlager&btnG=

However you look at it the music is schlock or pure kitsch. Thanks for that.
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Re: Government Bans Two Songs Deemed Too Sexual

Post by franzjaeger » Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:32 am

Yeah, it'd be interesting to run a survey on why the average music production here is so dire, self-important and uninventive. And probably the reason why so many young people decide to ignore it for the K-Pop genre, which, whether you hate it or not, has a far more sophisticated production style behind it.
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Re: Government Bans Two Songs Deemed Too Sexual

Post by table42 » Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:53 am

Only a Cambodian can really answer your question but I assume pop music production is more sophisticated because there's more money in it.
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Re: Government Bans Two Songs Deemed Too Sexual

Post by franzjaeger » Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:00 am

it might just be a product of the music industry here being on the same hands as the people who took power in the 90's Creativity seem to have a habit of flourishing in lesser controlled environments. Possibly the strict media control is having a negative effect on what is being released. The gf who is quite conservative, is often angered by my opinion and calls the lesser known Khmer acts I cherish as 'dirty' or 'improper'. yet they have groove, original tunes and a large underground following, but are being ignored by mainstream media, probably due to the strict control over it here. No doubt there is a lot of talent out there imho.
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