Bodyslam (band)

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Bodyslam
Origin Bangkok, Thailand
Genres Alternative rock
Hard rock
Pop punk
Post-hardcore
Acoustic rock
Pop rock (as La-On)
Years active 2002–present
Labels Genie Records, GMM Grammy
Members Atiwara "Toon" Kongmalai (vocal)
Thanachai "Yod" Tantrakul (guitar)
Thanadol "Pid" Changsawek (bass)
Suchuch "Chad" Chaneed (drums)
Ohm Plengkham (keyboards)
Past members Ratthapol "Pao" Pannachet

Bodyslam is a Thai rock band. The band is best known by the unique voice of the leading vocalist, Athiwara Khongmalai, and the band's live performances.

History[edit]

Bodyslam was originally called La-On (Thai: ละอ่อน) which means kids or younger people in Lanna language, inspired by the name of freshman orientations at Suankularb Wittayalai School, the elementary school the band (the initial "La-on")'s members attended. In 1996, the band entered a band competition for high school students called "Hot Wave Music Awards" and won the first prize, beating nearly a hundred of other bands. La-on quickly signed a record deal with record company Music Bugs, and released a self-titled pop-rock album in 1997. "Dai Rue Plao" (ได้หรือเปล่า) became their most recognized song. The band members portrayed roles of themselves in the lakorn (Thai TV series) Thep Niyai Nai Sano (เทพนิยายนายเสนาะ) and later released the series' soundtrack in that same year.

The band returned in 2002 under the new name Bodyslam, shifting to heavier rock music with only three of the original six members remaining. The first self-titled album under their new name as a three-piece band was successful. The second album, Drive, was released in 2003, becoming equally successful as their previous album. They won Channel [V] Thailand Music Video Awards for "Favorite Group" for the music video Plai Thang (ปลายทาง: End of the road).[1]

After the second album, the band went through many changes. They left Music Bugs and later signed a deal with Genie Records, a subsidiary of GMM Grammy, Thailand's largest record company. The band's guitarist Ratthapol "Pao" Pannachet left the band for a solo career (with an album in November 2005). Bodyslam then became a four-piece band. Bodylsam's long-time touring drummer, Chad, was finally announced as an official member and had appeared in music videos, posters, and album covers. The fourth member was Thanachai "Yod" Tantrakul, the new guitarist who was brought in to replace Ratthapol.

On 15 September 2007, Bodyslam released their fourth album Save My life and a major concert in Bangkok followed in early October of that same year.

The success of the new album had brought them a bigger fan base. They became one of the most popular bands in Thailand. Save My Life won Season Awards for "Best Rock Group", "Best Rock Album" and "Best Rock Song" for "Yahpid" (ยาพิษ: Poison) in March 2008.[2]

The single "Kraam" (คราม: Indigo) was released in November 2009 in which the fifth studio album with the same name ("Kraam") was released in the spring of 2010 (After late to June 2010 with 2010 Thai political protests). They performed the largest concert in Thailand called Bodyslam Live in Kraam, at Rajamangala National Stadium on November 27, 2010 with an audience of 65,000 people.[3] They finished their tour on April 7, 2011 with the Bodyslam Live in Laos : World Tour at New Laos National Stadium.

Their sixth album, "Dharmajāti" (meaning "nature" in Sanskrit), was released on September 25, 2014.[4]

Line-ups[edit]

La-On[edit]

  • Artiwara "Toon" Kongmalai (อาทิวราห์ คงมาลัย, ตูน): lead vocals
  • Ratthapol "Pao" Pannachet (รัฐพล พรรณเชษฐ์, เภา): guitar (currently a solo artist)
  • Tanadol "Pid" Changsawek (ธนดล ช้างเสวก, มะยม หรือ ปิ๊ด): bass guitar
  • Pongsrit "Not" Inthasiri (พงษ์สฤษฎิ์ อินทศิริ, น็อท): synthesizer
  • Bundit "Pop" Makomol (บัณฑิต มาโกมล, ป๊อป): guitar
  • Kritsakorn "Krit" Phumrat (กฤษกร ภูมิรัตน, กฤษ): percussion (currently a radio DJ)

In Thep Niyai Nai Sano, the band also featured Jessada "Pan" Laddachayaporn (เจษฎา ลัดดาชยาพร, ปั้น) as lead vocalist. He later became vocalist of the band, Basher.

Bodyslam (Bodyslam and Drive)[edit]

  • Artiwara "Toon" Kongmalai (อาทิวราห์ คงมาลัย, ตูน): lead vocals
  • Ratthapol "Pao" Pannachet (รัฐพล พรรณเชษฐ์, เภา): guitar
  • Tanadol "Pid" Changsawek (ธนดล ช้างเสวก, ปิ๊ด): bass guitar

Bodyslam (Believe and Save My Life)[edit]

  • Artiwara "Toon" Kongmalai (อาทิวราห์ คงมาลัย, ตูน): lead vocals
  • Thanachai "Yod" Tantrakul (ธนชัย ตันตระกูล, ยอด): guitar
  • Tanadol "Pid" Changsawek (ธนดล ช้างเสวก, ปิ๊ด): bass guitar
  • Suchatti "Chad" Janed (สุชัฒติ จั่นอี๊ด, ชัด): Drum (formerly a touring drummer)

Bodyslam (คราม)[edit]

  • Artiwara "Toon" Kongmalai (อาทิวราห์ คงมาลัย, ตูน): lead vocals
  • Thanachai "Yod" Tantrakul (ธนชัย ตันตระกูล, ยอด): guitar
  • Tanadol "Pid" Changsawek (ธนดล ช้างเสวก, ปิ๊ด): bass guitar
  • Suchatti "Chad" Janed (สุชัฒติ จั่นอี๊ด, ชัด): Drum
  • Ohm "Ohm" Plengkhum (โอม เปล่งขำ, โอม): Keyboards (as a backup)

Bodyslam (dharmajāti)[edit]

  • Artiwara "Toon" Kongmalai (อาทิวราห์ คงมาลัย, ตูน): lead vocals
  • Thanachai "Yod" Tantrakul (ธนชัย ตันตระกูล, ยอด): guitar
  • Tanadol "Pid" Changsawek (ธนดล ช้างเสวก, ปิ๊ด): bass guitar
  • Suchatti "Chad" Janed (สุชัฒติ จั่นอี๊ด, ชัด): Drum
  • Ohm "Ohm" Plengkhum (โอม เปล่งขำ, โอม): Keyboards

Discography[edit]

La-On[edit]

  • La-On (ละอ่อน) (1997)
  • Thep Niyai Nai Sano soundtrack album (เทพนิยายนายเสนาะ) (March 1998)

Bodyslam[edit]

  • Bodyslam (July 2002)
  • Drive (September 2003)
  • Believe (April 2005)
  • Save My Life (September 2007)
  • Play Project (Special Project for GMM Grammy's 30th anniversary; 2009)
  • KRAAM (June 2010)
  • dharmajāti (September 2014)

Concert[edit]

  • 17 April 2004, Hotwave Live : Bodyslam Maximum Live. Main Hall, Thammasat University
  • 14 May 2005, Bodyslam Believe Concert. At Thunder Dome, Muang Thong Thani
  • 9 October 2005, Big Body Concert With Big Ass. At Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani
  • 20–21 October 2007, Bodyslam Save My Life Concert. At Indoor Stadium, Huamark
  • 5 July 2008, Every Bodyslam Concert. At Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani
  • 27 November 2010, Soda Chang present Bodyslam Live in Kraam by Air Asia. At Rajamangala Stadium
  • 10–12 February 2012, Bodyslam Nang Len (บอดี้สแลมนั่งเล่น). At Impact Exhibition Hall 1, Muang Thong Thani
  • October 2014-November 2014, Pra Got Garn dharmajāti (ปรากฏการณ์ ดัม-มะ-ชา-ติ).

Songs[edit]

Bodyslam has released over 60 songs, with the album count at 6.

Album name Release date Songs
Bodyslam 9 July 2002
  1. Taang Kong Chun Fhun Kong Ter (ทางของฉัน ฝันของเธอ My path, your dream)
  2. Ar-Kard (อากาศ Air)
  3. Puer Wai (เผื่อไว้ In case)
  4. Yok Tod (ยกโทษ Forgive)
  5. Yum (ย้ำ Repeat)
  6. Natee Soot Taai (นาทีสุดท้าย The last minute)
  7. Pom Mai Soo (ผมไม่สู้ I don't fight)
  8. Ngom Ngai (งมงาย Obsessed)
  9. Suk Wun Chun Ja Dee Por (สักวันฉันจะดีพอ One day I will be good enough)
  10. Muer Mai (มือใหม่ Newbie)
  11. Away
  12. Parn Nee (ป่านนี้ By now)
Drive 9 September 2003
  1. Hai Ruk Koom-Krong (ให้รักคุ้มครอง May love protect us)
  2. Kwaam Sue-Sat (ความซื่อสัตย์ Honestly)
  3. Chee-Wit Tee Chun Luer Yoo (ชึวิตที่ฉันเหลืออยู่ The remaining life I have)
  4. Wun Wai (หวั่นไหว Uneasy)
  5. Bodyslam
  6. Blai Taang (ปลายทาง End of the path)
  7. Lhung Fon (หลังฝน After the rain)
  8. Mee Kae Ter Kor Kern Por (มีแค่เธอก็เกินพอ Having you is more than enough)
  9. Jun Yung Tem Duang (จันทร์ยังเต็มดวง The moon is still full)
  10. Parb luang ta (ภาพลวงตา Mirage; do not confuse with Endorphine's version)
Believe 22 April 2005
  1. Chee-Wit Bpen Kong Rao (ชีวิตเป็นของเรา This is my life)
  2. Korb Fah (ขอบฟ้า Edge of the sky)
  3. Kon Tee Took Ruk (คนที่ถูกรัก Person [who is] loved)
  4. Kwaam Ruk Tum Hai Kon Tar Bodd (ความรักทำให้คนตาบอด Love is blind)
  5. Kwaam Cheua (ความเชื่อ Belief) featuring Aed Carabao
  6. Pood Nai Jai (พูดในใจ Say it in your heart)
  7. Ruk Kor Bpen Yang Nee (รักก็เป็นอย่างนี้ Love is like this)
  8. Harm Jai (ห้ามใจ Restrain [the heart])
  9. Mai Roo Meua Rai (ไม่รู้เมื่อไหร่ Don't know when)
  10. Jeb Jon Wan Nee (เจ็บจนวันนี้ It hurts up til now)
Save My Life 18 September 2007
  1. Yar Pid (ยาพิษ Poison)
  2. Aok Huk (อกหัก Broken Heart)
  3. Tarn Poo Chom (ท่านผู้ชม Audience)
  4. Ying Roo Ying Mai Kao Jai (ยิ่งรู้ยิ่งไม่เข้าใจ The more I know, the more I don't)
  5. Kae Lhub Tar (แค่หลับตา Just close your eyes) featuring Panadda Ruangwut
  6. Siew Winartee (เสี้ยววินาที The split-second)
  7. Kon Mee Tung (คนมีตังค์ Rich people)
  8. Saeng Raek (แสงแรก The first light)
  9. Naa-Li-Gaa Dtaai (นาฬิกาตาย A dead clock)
  10. Korb Kun Narm Tar (ขอบคุณน้ำตา Thank you tears)
Kraam 9 June 2010
  1. Kraam (คราม Indigo)
  2. Kwaam Ruk (ความรัก Love)
  3. Sticker
  4. Kit Hord (คิดฮอด Miss you) featuring Siriporn Ampaipong
  5. Taang-Glap-Baan (ทางกลับบ้าน The way home)
  6. Saeng Sut Taai (แสงสุดท้าย Last light)
  7. Bploi (ปล่อย Let it go) featuring Thanachai Ujjin from Modern Dog
  8. Bpror Baang (เปราะบาง Vulnerable)
  9. Tohn (โทน Tone)
  10. Ngao (เงา Shadows)
dharmajāti 25 September 2014
  1. Tiam Tua Tai (เตรียมตัวตาย Prepare to Die)
  2. Rua Lek Kuan Oak Jark Fhun (เรือเล็กควรออกจากฝั่ง Little Boat Should Leave The Shore)
  3. Chee-Wit Yung Kong Suay Ngarm (ชีวิตยังคงสวยงาม Life is still Beautiful)
  4. Plid Plew (ปลิดปลิว Blown Away) featuring Methee Arun from Labanoon
  5. dharmajāti (Nature)
  6. Krueng Lhub Krueng Tuen (ครึ่งหลับครึ่งตื่น Half-asleep)
  7. Kit Tueng (คิดถึง Remembrance)
  8. Ruk Yoo Kang Ter (รักอยู่ข้างเธอ Love Beside You) featuring Anchalee Jongkadeekij
  9. Kwam Fhun Kub Jukkawal (ความฝันกับจักรวาล Dream and Universe)
  10. Chang Mun Ter Ngao (ช่างมันเถอะเหงา Lonely, Let it be)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Channel V Thailand Music Video Awards No. 3 results (in Thai)
  2. ^ Season Awards No. 20 Results, Siam Zone
  3. ^ Band History (in English)
  4. ^ [1]

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