Sunday, April 8, 2007

Rahul Dev Burman: Hum Kisise Kum Naheen (1977)

Hum Kisise Kum Naheen

In which R.D. Burman goes mental. 'Hum Kisise Kum Naheen' [review] is where he throws in everything and the kitchen sink... chase-funk, sweet pop, weird keyboards, shouting, stabbing horns, rock 'n' roll guitars, a cheeky rip-off from Abba's 'Mamma Mia'... and that's just the 10-minute medley that starts the album off. Elsewhere there's 'Bachna Ae Haseeno' with its Hammond (I think) organ and electric piano intro, spacey trumpets and frenetic guitars, 'Kya Hua Tera Wada' which almost has a reggae feel to it plus a violin solo, and 'Yeh Ladki Hai Allah' which starts off like a Sun Ra moog piece, before turning into the loveliest of bossa-tinged pop songs. Totally bonkers, amazingly fun.

Track listing:
1. Mohd. Rafi & Chorus: Chand Mera Dil
    Kishore Kumar & Chorus: Ah Dil Kya Mahfil Hai
    R.D. Burman: Tum Kya Jaano
    Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar & Chorus: Mil Gaya Ham Ko Saathi
2. Mohd. Rafi, Asha Bhosle & Chorus: Hum Kisise Kum Naheen (Qawwali)
3. Kishore Kumar & Chorus: Bachna Ae Haseeno
4. Mohd. Rafi & Sushama Shreshtha: Kya Hua Tera Wada
5. Asha Bhosle & Mohd. Rafi: Yeh Ladka Hai Allah
6. Kishore Kumar & Asha Bhosle: Hum Ko To Yaara Teri Yari

14 comments:

  1. haha! Great - this is a totally insane movie too! Thanks!

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  2. Being quite new to Asian film soundtracks, I'm guessing that Rahul Dev Burman is the Indian Andrew Lloyd Webber (only a bit cooler)
    Where would Bollywood (or is it Mumbaiwood these days) be without him:)

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  3. Bought this lp in India, but the quality of the lp sucked. Thanks for posting this!

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  4. Hye, any chance you can re-up this. I'm gutted to have missed! Thnx

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  5. Re-uping and new posts will commence next week I hope.
    PC x

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  6. Hi, any chance that it will be re-posted then? Many thanks

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  7. Thanks very much - It's a great one!

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  8. this is actually a link for Hare Rama Hare Krishna - I've put it on that blog

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  9. Oops! Correct DL:
    http://lix.in/db708a

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  10. thanx !!

    what about these :

    between parenthesis are extracts of reviews i found...

    JEWEL THIEF, S.D. & R.D. BURMAN
    (60's mod crime-jazz soundtrack Includes a monstrous instrumental crime-jazz track in 60's style)
    GUMNAAM, SHANKAR JAIKISHAN (EMI INDIA. 1969)
    (Shankar Jaikishan, the unchallenged kings of 1960s Indian R&B)
    SACHAA JHUTHA, KALYANJI ANANDJI (POLYDOR, 1970)
    (rock ‘n’ roll, Bollywood-style)
    KARATE, BAPPI LAHIRI (EMI INDIA, 1983)
    (Bond-meets-Bruce Lee-meets- Blaxploitation)

    all the best (& more....!)

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  11. With the exception of Karate which I don't have, all of the above will be forthcoming :-)
    PC x

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  12. Watched the film this weekend, and the visuals match the music perfectly! :-) Am glad to have the beautiful qawwali, it's not included on the CD or anywhere else that I've found.

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