The rise to fame of the talented Impossibles is one which will never be described as such. Historically regarded as a legendary and iconic 70s era string-pop band in their native land of Thailand, the Impossibles became well known internationally for their covers of Western rock songs.
Having become nationally recognized in 1970 after winning the Thai Musicians Award for best professional band in the country (an award they would win the next two years), the Impossibles knew that they could ride their wave of success to international heights. In 1972 they left Thailand for an engagement in Honolulu, Hawaii – the one off gig turned into a year long string of performances, followed by a seventh month European tour – a move which raised the stature of the Impossibles to international fame.
In 1975, the Impossibles became the first band in the history of Thailand to sign a recording contract with an international firm (Phonogram). “Hot Pepper” – an all English language recording, was also the first such album recorded overseas by a Thai pop group. In addition to rock and pop, the band’s sound frequently crossed over into funk, R&B, country and folk. Two cove rs of Kool and the Gang tracks (“Give It Up” and Love The Life You Live”) appear on their heralded 1975 album “Hot Pepper”.
Get On Down is proud to present The Impossibles 1975 album “Hot Pepper” available for the first time ever on compact disc. The album features audio completely remastered from the original audio tapes and comes packaged in a four panel digipak.