Thai Vegan Metal Band 1Q94 Release Tribute Track To Herbie Hancock

Bangkok Vegan and Green Metal band 1Q94 pays homage to, once plant-powered, jazz legend Herbie Hancock at the occasion of his 80th Birthday. 1Q94 wanted to seize the opportunity to celebrate the 80th birthday of living jazz legend Herbie Hancock (who followed a plant-based diet to boost his creativity in the 1970s and, recently, to keep healthy) with a hard-rock/metal cover of his famous composition “Watermelon Man”.

To illustrate the song, the band shot a video a few days before the beginning of the voluntary self-confinement in Thailand.

They introduced their new mascot: พี่แตงโม (P’[which means in Thai: “older brother or sister”] Tangmo [Thai for “watermelon”]) who brought Bangkokians, who were already hit by the pandemic, a lot of smiles and joy during the shooting.

Herbie Hancock will turn 80 tomorrow and he is still well and kicking with a coming world tour that should start in May[iii] if, of course, the sanitary world situation allows it. is an underground Asian music news website created for the sole purpose of supporting our own world. We support all bands and genres HOWEVER we do not support nor have any sympathy for homophobic, racist, sexist rhetoric in lyrical content or band material. UNITE ASIA!