45 Years of God Bless, Ever Attacked and Rainy on the Stage

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018 16:58 WIB

45 Years of God Bless, Ever Attacked and Rainy on the Stage
GodBless Ahmad Albar’s vocalist at the Liztomania Homeland music concert titled Badut Badut Jakarta at the Jakarta Arts Building, November 12, 2018. God Bless collaborated with Eet Sjahranie, Billy Beatbox, Tantri Kotak, Ridho Slank and Eet Sjahranie. TEMPO / Nurdiansah

TEMPO.COJakarta  –  God Bless  has turned 45 years old working in the Indonesian music scene. During the course of his career, God Bless has felt a lot of joy and sorrow, from changing personnel to experiencing a series of other problems.

“We have many memories from 75, we appear with Deep Purple. There also like grief like when we were attacked in the hotel in Jogja, destroyed, then beaten,” Ahmad Albar said while talking at the Jakarta Arts Building, Jakarta, Monday, November 12, 2018.

The vocalist of God Bless added, “Ever God Bless played and rained the committee did not install the roof. So when God Bless played rain,” he said.

On his way, God Bless made several personnel changes. The band, known as the Black Ants song   , also had time to vacuum for a long time because of the departure of one of its personnel.

“Many players changed from the beginning. Fuad Hassan’s accident also made God Bless vacuum. There were many changes from Nasution brothers, Jockie Suryoprayogo’s entry, Deddy Dores. Change the drummer until Fajar finally entered,” said the 72-year-old man. The God Bless music group performed at a concert entitled 45th God Bless Anniversary eConcert at Telkom Landmark Tower, Jakarta, Saturday, November 3, 2018. The concert was held to celebrate 45 years of God Bless’s engagement in the country of music. BETWEEN PHOTOS / Wahyu Putro A.

Even though he has turned 45, God Bless still wants to continue to exist in the Indonesian music scene. Even the plan God Bless will also prepare for the eighth album which will be released next year.

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“We plan to prepare the material next year, there are already a number of songs that hopefully can be included in recording again and can be released as the eighth album,” he said.

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45 Tahun God Bless, Pernah Diserang dan Hujan-hujanan di Panggung

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Vokalis GodBless Ahmad Albar dalam konser musik Tanah Air Liztomania bertajuk Badut Badut Jakarta di Gedung Kesenian Jakarta, 12 November 2018. God Bless berkolaborasi dengan Eet Sjahranie , BillyBeatbox, Tantri Kotak, Ridho Slank dan Eet Sjahranie. TEMPO/Nurdiansah
Vokalis GodBless Ahmad Albar dalam konser musik Tanah Air Liztomania bertajuk Badut Badut Jakarta di Gedung Kesenian Jakarta, 12 November 2018. God Bless berkolaborasi dengan Eet Sjahranie , BillyBeatbox, Tantri Kotak, Ridho Slank dan Eet Sjahranie. TEMPO/Nurdiansah

TEMPO.COJakarta – God Bless telah menginjak usia 45 tahun berkarya di belantika musik Indonesia. Selama perjalanan karirnya, God Bless telah merasakan banyak suka dan duka, dari pergantian personel hingga mengalami sederet masalah lainnya.

“Banyak kenangan yang kita alami dari tahun 75, kita tampil sama Deep Purple. Ada juga suka dukanya seperti ketika kita di Jogja pernah diserang di hotel, hancur, lalu digebukin,” ucap Ahmad Albar saat berbincang di Gedung Kesenian Jakarta, Jakarta, Senin, 12 November 2018.

Vokalis God Bless ini menambahkan, “Pernah God Bless main dan hujan panitia nggak pasang atap. Jadi pas God Bless main hujan,” ujarnya.

Dalam perjalanannya, God Bless beberapa kali melakukan pergantian personel. Band yang dikenal dengan lagu Semut Hitam ini juga pernah sempat vakum beberapa lama lantaran kepergian salah satu personelnya.

“Banyak pergantian pemain dari awal. Kecelakaan Fuad Hassan juga sempat buat God Bless jadi vakum. Banyak pergantian pemain dari Nasution bersaudara, masuknya Jockie Suryoprayogo, Deddy Dores. Ganti drummer hingga akhirnya Fajar masuk,” kata pria berusia 72 tahun ini.Grup musik God Bless tampil dalam konser bertajuk 45th God Bless Anniversary eConcert di Telkom Landmark Tower, Jakarta, Sabtu, 3 November 2018. Konser ini digelar untuk merayakan 45 tahun kiprah God Bless dalam blantika musik Tanah Air. ANTARA FOTO/Wahyu Putro A.

Meskipun telah memasuki usia 45 tahun, namun God Bless tetap ingin terus eksis di belantika musik Indonesia. Bahkan rencananya God Bless juga akan menyiapkan album kedelapan yang akan dirilis tahun depan.

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“Kita rencanakan tahun depan siapkan materi sudah ada beberapa buah lagu mudah-mudahan bisa masuk recording lagi dan bisa rilis album kedelapan,” katanya.

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