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Taiwan's Thirty-something Band Scores...Again!
By Selena Huang / Photos and information
provided by imake Music Translated by Lisa Chiu
If you think Taiwan's rock
stars are just spoiled, rowdy kids, you need to get out more. Captain
Peanut, a group of talented thirty-something musicians, has broken
There are no attitude problems
here. Ah-bi Ke (lead singer), Yeh Fe (bass), Ma Wei-jen (drums),
Oluto (sax) and Yung-dah (guitar and keyboard) are cool, confident
and comfortable at this point in their lives. By day, they wear
suits and ties and hold down office jobs; by night they hold their
own on stage with a sweet blend of Bosa Nova and Rock, a first in
Taiwan. Fame is not the name of their game, they just enjoy putting
out good music.
Heavy metal fans are probably
familiar with Captain Peanut, albeit under a different name. Known
as Human Dog and Ants, then Scum, the group was a Spring Scream
standby in earlier days wowing the crowds with punk and acid rock.
But, what's with the new name? The short answer: the band loves
These guys have been around
the musical block. Their new album, "Oh My God!" demonstrates
genuine creative talent grounded on years of performing and a variety
of stylistic interests. It's their first recorded effort combining
smooth Latino beats with hard driving rock and a live concert-like
The band's concept is that
music should be fun and relaxing, just like fishing, or any leisure
activity that people do just for pure enjoyment. For Captain Peanut,
fun comes easy and so does good music!
Lead singer-Ah-bi Ke
Drums-Ma Wei jen
Guitar and keyboard-Yung dah