Live From Bangkok

It was quite possibly the darkest, heaviest version of "Every Breath You Take" I've ever heard. Almost as if Joy Division and Metallica had decided to collaborate on a song that Sting himself admits to being his most sinister. But the rock band playing the Grammy Award-winning single wasn't British or even American for that matter, and probably count few fans outside of their native country. 

In fact, Ynot7 is a talented group of Thai musicians that recently emerged from a lengthy hiatus in an attempt to recapture some of the success they enjoyed with their previous albums. On Sunday night, I caught the first concert in their weekly residency at Parking Toys, an eclectic venue in Bangkok's Lat Phrao neighborhood. In addition to a bunch of originals I didn't recognize, they covered "Enter Sandman," "Smoke on the Water," and "Another Day in Paradise." Recordings of these songs aren't available online, but you can watch the official video for "On the Wall," their newest single, on YouTube.

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