Originally formed back in 1992, one of Hong Kong’s first punk rock bands was a little known band called Pregnant Men. The band were formed by a bunch of young teenagers who wanted to play music inspired by the bands that they loved. The band released their only full length album For All The Wrong Reasons in 1994; the drummer (Zachary Williams) was 14 at the time. The band were one of the first non-Chinese bands to also have traveled up to China to play. They had performed in Beijing in 1998 performing with now uber legendary Chinese punk rock bands: Anarchy Boys, 69, and Brain Failure. They followed up those shows with a return trip the year after. The band went on to tour the UK and play in Australia as well as releasing one last piece of recording entitled A Five Song Single.
News broke out early this morning that the vocalist, James Adamovich (second from the left in the photo above), passed away due to a heart attack. He leaves behind a loving wife and beautiful children. We have a personal relationship with not only the members who make up this band, but with James himself. He was a great friend, a great human being, who we even played in death metal bands with – he played bass for us. We used to have all our band practices at his house in Shek O. He was the most loving, most generous human being who gave 200% of himself to all the people he loved. His laughter, his warmth, his energy, his enormous talent would light up every room. His kindness and thoughtfulness also made him one of the first people we’d turn to when we needed a shoulder to cry on.
Our hearts go out to his family and close friends.
Rest in Power Brother.
Please play their music loud and proud. Remember the album you’re listening to below was released in 1994 by a bunch of teenagers.