Benny Soebardja

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Indonesian rock musician, one of the most important in the country.

In 1966 Benny Soebardja started his career as the guitarist/vocalist of Bandung's beat combo The Peels (4). Being tired of covering other bands (Cream, Beatles, Hendrix), he left to form Shark Move. Around 1972 he occasionally joined God Bless and GPL (Group Pecinta Lagu). When a member of Shark Move died, the group disbanded. Benny Soebardja then formed Giant Step (2) and other band called Lizard to be the backing of his solo outings. At the beginning some of both band members were similar. During Benny Soebardja's Lizard years you can hear how the English songs mattered more and more and the style went from a rockier side to a more ballad side, with use of acoustic guitars too. British poet Bob Dook guided the English lyrics, so that they got their own qualities. During the whole period Benny also distinguished himself as a good electric guitarist.
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Albums

none My Life — Benny Soebardja Benny Soebardja & Lizard (35) Benny Soebardja & Lizard (35) - My Life (Album) BB Record (2) none Indonesia 1975 Sell This Version
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034 Gimme A Piece Of Gut Rock — Benny Soebardja Benny Soebardja Gimme A Piece Of Gut Rock (Album) SM Recording 034 Indonesia 1977 Sell This Version
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MRS-003 Night Train  — Benny Soebardja Benny Soebardja Night Train (Album) SM Recording MRS-003 Indonesia 1978 Sell This Version
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none Lestari — Benny Soebardja Benny Soebardja Lestari(Cass, Album) Paragon (30) none Indonesia 1978 Sell This Version
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none Setitik Harapan — Benny Soebardja Benny Soebardja Setitik Harapan(Cass, Album) Duba none Indonesia 1979 Sell This Version
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Compilations

SR002 The Lizard Years — Benny Soebardja Benny Soebardja The Lizard Years(2xCD, Comp) Strawberry Rain SR002 US 2011 Sell This Version