Punk Bands and Pirates

Explanations of “the New Order and Suharto” on a recent survey of students studying Indonesian popular music:

  • both underground bands on the Indonesian punk scene
  • bands that play death metal-derived music
  • suharto – pirating cassette tapes
  • the “new order” is about how there are new forms of popular music, not just gamelan; Suharto is the region where these first happened