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September 14, 2008

When indi rock was born

Filed under: Music,New India,Rock — Teal @ 7:29 am

As a kid, I remember being glued to MTV in the 90’s as I was just getting acquainted with western music. Back then of course , I had no particular preferance of genres [although much later on I moved from the boy band phase to listening to anything under the sun].

The early 90s saw the rise of indipop. Artistes like Alisha Chinoy, Baba Sehgal, Biddu, Shaan and Saagarika and Sunita Rao carve out something new and different to a generation which was only used to filmy music. Sometime around this timeframe was when I’d heard ‘Trapped’ by Indus Creed for the first time.

Back then I remember not understanding much of the video, but I really did like their sound. They had something unique unlike most indi rock wannabe bands who sound pseudo-white angry rockers filled with angst. It saddens me that Indus Creed faded away into obscurity when bands like Parikrama [which are not quite as good as them , are still in the news] Of course parikrama goes from place to place mostly playing cover versions of time tested rock anthems like ‘Highway to hell’ and ‘Another brick in the wall’, but their own songs have not impressed me to any extent.

Apart from Indus Creed, I feel no other indi rock band has done a good job singing in english. Even the sounds of Junkyard Groove seem ordinary to me. A lot of regional bands have mushroomed since the rock revolution hit India. One of the most popular ones being Avial. Yes I really like thier sound and have made n number of references to them in my previous posts, but they are totally worth it.

Here’s to indus creed.

Hope you guys make a comeback soon.

Indirock needs you!



  1. Two Indian rock bands I like are “Pin Drop Violence” and “Mother Jane”. Mother Jane is an awesome band, in my opinion. They do Iron Maiden covers very well, and some of their own compositions are pretty good too. Check them out! 🙂

    Comment by Brat — September 14, 2008 @ 1:19 pm | Reply

  2. @ Brat:
    Yes I have heard junta rave about Motherjane .. but also heard that they renamed their group and only make Christian rock now. Not sure though.
    So you are saying, you did not like this video?

    Comment by Teal — September 14, 2008 @ 1:25 pm | Reply

  3. No No, of course I like this video! But I like some of the newer crop of bands as well!

    Comment by Brat — September 14, 2008 @ 11:27 pm | Reply

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