Sunday, July 29, 2007

当年,我的专辑

军人写真

很多当年的朋友都在问,十几年前,我推出的当兵专辑很受大家的支持,还有吗?老实说,有些还在,有些坏了。。。
Many of my old friends are asking, the Army Days series that I introduced more than 10 years ago, were very popular. Do I still have it?
Honestly, I still have them, but some are spoilt...

This is my first album...这就是我的第一张军人写真!内容都是和阿兵哥的喜怒哀乐有关。
不知道网友当中,谁还有,你们记得多少?
I wonder how many of you net pals out there still have it, and how much of the series do you remember?

第一张唱片,记得当时,我自掏腰包花了4千元制作费(不包括我的唱酬和歌词费),还请了当今很出名的编曲(当时也一样在起步的阶段)帮忙,当时没有现在的电脑录音和剪接,传统的录法。
My first album. At that time, I had to fork out SGD 4,000.00 in production fee (excluding my recording and lyrics fees), and also requested the help and services of a well-known composer's (who was also just starting up at that time) help. During those days, there was no computerised recording nor editing. Everything was done the traditional way.

录了之后,没有任何一家唱片公司有兴趣,我差点撞墙,后来找到一个,当年算是很有分析力的年轻唱片公司老板,因为他也当过兵,他觉得很有趣,但是很担心国防部会叫他去问话,后来,还是勇气可嘉(xi sua死了算了)的心态,勇往直前。
After recording, none of the record companies were interested at all. I was utterly disappointed planing to bang wall. Then I came across a company, with a young and analytical boss. Because he also went to the army, can feel that my album was very interesting. However, he was worried Ministry of Defence might start irritate him, with a courageous (die-die just do it) attitude, finally he gaga went ahead to produce it. 结果,买个满堂红,大约两万多张,笑到他带着钱上银行。。。我呢,总算创出一个名堂,当然,卖得那么好,那个老板也没有包红包给我,哈哈哈。。。 命苦啦。。。唯一的奖励是,继续帮我推出第二张军人写真。。。
The result, the album sold like hotcakes. Approximately 20,000 copies, and the boss laughed all the way to the bank... As for me, at least I made a name for myself. And although the album did very well, the boss didn't give me a red packet, hahaha... And my reward was, to continue producing my second album...
这个就是我的第二张。。。
我因为收到第一张热卖狂卖的鼓舞,idea和灵感如泉涌,写了很多内容,程度上更够力!几乎把我多年来在军队里的观察宁可杀错不可放过的通通轰出来,结果一张一小时的专辑挤不下,于是,干脆,一不做二不休,弄成两个卡带,当时我很洋洋得意的称为,双龙出海。
Because of the success of my first album, lots of ideas and inspiration came gushing like a waterfall. I wrote a lot , almost everything that happened during my tour in the army. den realised that ,one hour is not enough for a cassettes, so....no choice la,make it two hours (same as movie length) become 2 cassettes .hahahaha... And I proudly name it "Emergence of 2 dragons" (双龙出海). 推出后,狂卖4万多套,两个卡带是一套,根据浩练一点和宠爱自己的算法,这张唱片,卖了接近9万个卡带,哈哈哈。。。老板赚到笑,赚多少我不知道,我只拿该拿的酬劳,同样的是,我没有获得任何红包。。。命苦啦
After the launch of the second album, it sold 40,000 copies. Both cassettes in a set. And in a haolian(proud) and self-comforting mentality, this album sold close to 90,000 copies, hahaha... but only boss made money,i only collected what we agreed ,that all...what to do?

孙燕姿,林俊杰,阿杜又怎样,人家我,要是根据唱片界的算法,我臭臭都可以拿"白金""黄金"还是"黑金"唱片了。当时我的唱片公司也颁了给我白金唱片在我的婚礼晚宴上,双喜临门,等下我叫老婆找一下当年的照片,有的话,给大家看看我的第一次,也是唯一一次拿的唱片大奖。 933当年没有报导,因为,933当时还没有成立,但是有的话,我相信我的这种唱片不属于流行歌曲种类的,933应该不会有报导。所以,当时卖的如此好的专辑,知道的人也不多。不过,对于很多当年支持我的歌迷,一定记忆犹新当时很多当兵的人还有他们的女友都在谈论着这个专辑,无论如何,这些歌曲,陪很多人度过了很多寂寞的军队生活和童年吧。。。
So what if it was Stephanie Sun, JJ Lin Jun Jie or Ah Du. If I, thinking along the same lines as the record industry, would have easily gotten a "Platinum" , "gold" or "Bronze" record already. The record company at that time, also awarded me with a platinum record . Oh yes, later I get my wife to look for that "awarding receiving" photo. If I can find it, I'll show all of you my "first time". also the only time I got a music award. Yes 933FM didn't report that award either, because I think Yes 933FM didn't exist yet. Even if they had existed, this album was not under the pop songs categories either. Therefore ,album sold very well, but not many people knew about it. But still, I strongly believe, many fans who supported me during those times, would still vividly remember, those songs had accompanied you during your lonely childhood and Army days....


跟着就是第三张。第三张也卖的不错,不过没有超越第二张,但是制作水平更趋向专业化。
Following that, came the third album... this third one ,din do better then the second one... also not bad la,production is higher standard...

这是正面,因为是以军人写真为卖点。this is the front side.













这个是背面,其实在摊位摆卖的时候,正面背面没有差别,很多地方都是两边摆,因为当时胖子林益民也很手欢迎。尤其是当时的办公室政治的短剧,笑死大家的那个yoyoyo阿肥。。。当时很多人都经常在日常生活上使用这句口头禅。
this one looks like back side,actually both can be front side...as moses Lim was very famous too..remember the Ah Fat role, his yoyoyoyo...so many ppl like to use it during the normal conversation...

49 comments:

S.a.p.p.h.i.r.e said...

我没有。。但我很想要有。。。。。

Melody said...

Dear 梁導演,
下午好~我雖未知道這些唱片~
但我最記得你參予台灣與香港電影的拍攝!
我相信你應該還記得一些片子吧!
[雜牌軍][大小老千]~我只要有看到~
我肯定記得有梁導的演出
雖然有好一陣子電影台沒有再播出了!
但我相信以後還是會有機會再看到!
也希望Jteam的電影在台灣也一樣!

也好一陣子沒有認真的整理起新傳媒藝人的資料~看來我要找一陣子還好好update一下!

Princess Carol said...

Yeah, i remember hearing a lot of music shops playing those songs from yr album. And it was really funny. Never failed to make anyone giggle. Those were the days...

yx said...

我有你收入‘搞笑行动’主题曲的卡带还有从你第三专辑起的CD. 很怀念当时收入的笑话

Ben said...

Eh... I have that tape. What does the blog say??? But really bring back some memories here... hehe... NS was a real test of our patience and stamina. but... fun!

梁导 said...

谢谢你,melody,不知道,现在台湾在那些电视频道会经常播放我的电影?小孩不笨2播放了吗?

梁导

Mister Prerogative said...

Dear 梁導演,
看到這些唱片,小时候的回忆渐渐浮现起来。真得很想再听到这些军中的会议,可是我的卡带全都不见了。有办法告诉我那里可以再买得到这些cd吗?谢谢!

YS Studio said...

嗨梁导演,原来 J Team 当年就已经成立的啊?我还以为是最近才成立的。

我没听过那些军人的歌曲。不过,我听过你的一首《结婚》,很好听,很有道理,也很好笑。

St.James said...

Hi Jack Neo,

我不知道你好记得你有出过一本兵营的漫画。。那真的是实在好看, 超好笑的,哈哈。。 对了,我是你非常演员训练班的一名学生。。你今天突然间的出现,我们全班都有一点吓到。。

我的部落格是www.james0606.blogspot.com
很希望你在我的tagboard留言。。 谢谢您!

伟豪

Peace said...

please have your english version back... else so difficult to read lei... laozhaobo also know English, liangpopo must catchup : )

yuanqian said...

hi Jack neo,

i remember hearing the songs in the past..maybe you can consider cutting an album with all your composed lyrics and make it JTeam Best Memories Songs..i will be your 1st buyer for it..

瀅錦 said...

我没买过,不过我听过片段。我是记得销量是很好的。有报道啦,只是没有今时今日天王天后的幅度,不然女生的我也不会懂嘛。我记得内容真的很好笑,你或许可以考虑重新发行或再出新的内容。

昨天买了Just Follow Law的DVD,因为里面arrow shoot来shoot去的画面很classic,我决定买回去给洋人同事看,哈哈哈。有朋友说不要拿去外国丢脸,不过我倒不觉得。不要以为这些arrow只是made in singapore.外国也有arrow的。人性本如此。

我觉得你的电影可以当手信送给外国人,cos it is so singapore, 哈哈哈。

Jack Neo said...

看来建议不错,我回去研究一下,好久没有推出个人大碟了哈哈哈。。

看看有没有机会。。。

ben said...

wow, didn't know yr army days tape sold so many copies. good job!

Crystal Berry said...

你的Tag-Board的时间不准。。。

Anonymous said...

超级喜欢新加坡的电视。记得上海当年第一部引进的新加坡电视好像叫《赤脚绅士》。这几天在网络上看你的《小孩不笨2》的连续剧,向云也还是我非常熟悉和喜爱的新加坡女演员。希望为来的日子可以看到梁导更多的好作品。

~*SK*~ said...

我们家有其中一张,是我爸买的呢,他开车的时候最爱听了。
说真的过了这么久,我到现在都大概还记得内容和部分歌曲的旋律。
昨天演员训练班的时候你真的来突击我们了,吓了一跳!
你第一堂课说随时会来看我们的时候大家还以为只是说笑的。反正,见到梁导的时候心理是高兴的,因为表示你真的关心我们。^^

我们也会努力学习加以回报的啦!

Sheena
www.xanga.com/sheena0627

Melody said...

Dear 梁導演.
早安!以下給予台灣電影資訊吧!
台灣主要播出華語電影的頻道基本上只有[衛視].[東森].[緯來].[龍祥]!
衛視播出過[小孩不笨1][跑吧孩子][愛都愛都][3個好人][突然發財](PS:愛都是最少播出的!)
緯來播出過[小孩不笨2](1/28已經在台播出 有ㄧ陣子根本是常常看到!)http://movie.videoland.com.tw/movies.asp?sno=LDN0810
龍祥播出過[錢不夠用]好像還有你那兩部個人電影!
倒是沒有看過曾經也在台灣上映過的[那個不夠]還有我很想看的[梁婆婆重出江湖] 好像[魔鏡]播出過ㄧ次 但我忘記再哪一台了!

部份電影介紹我們都會整理在論壇裡面有機會可以上來看看喔!
新加坡電影區
http://www.tcsclub.net/bbs/b/b.asp?B=205
台灣影視區
http://www.tcsclub.net/bbs/b/b.asp?B=510

梁导 said...

melody

钱不够用台湾是非法播出的。

我们从来也没有卖给境外的任何公司。

如何联络你?

梁导

YS Studio said...

或许你可以考虑出一张精选集,里头可以有两三张光碟。现在很流行3张CD,一片的价钱。

Melody said...

DEAR 梁導,
真的嗎?[錢不夠用]是非法播出嗎?
怪哉!我以為你很久以前就賣給電影台了呢!
以下是我的聯絡方式 若有可以幫助的地方
歡迎寫mail/msn給我:
agua@ms26.hinet.net
PS:特請幫忙於主旨上寫明您的英文名或中文名 因為中華電信hinet的mail很多討厭的垃圾信 我怕不小心刪除了!
您也可以上論壇發小短訊給我 我的帳號是melody 任何方式都很好找我的!

Anonymous said...

the statement my album sold very well, yet not many people knew about it is a contradiction.

yuanqian said...

hi jack neo,

am happy that you are replying to the tags and by the way, thanks JTeam for granting me an interview for your company. Hope to work for you in the future when your company need people ok?

Anonymous said...

hello Jack,

Your top banner is too big. It doesnt really fit into the screen. you might want to reduce the size.

Some Singaporean from the US

Anonymous said...

to upp Anonymous,
ur monitor is too small, u better change the bigger one to fit it...hahaha...

梁導 said...

hahaha...

i realised too..need to change the size of my banner..

Anonymous said...

Dear Jack,
what is ur monitor size? may i know?

Princess Carol said...

Now it fits just nice leh...

人生不过如此 said...
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人生不过如此 said...

我没有,但是朋友有跟我提过..
其实你的每一部戏,我差不多都有在追..
没有miss过的,就是“梁细妹”
其实我蛮期待梁细妹的大结局.
还是,从开始就没有所谓的大结局?
最后robert有没有女朋友?
细妹有没有再婚?
albert最后怎样了?
还有那个jikok..
这些都是我们这里,马来西亚期待的...

xuan_zi said...

hmm.. actually you should still continue to release your own cd or u know book or something. cos even though you have many productions but i still think many people will still wish to see you more on screens acting rather than watching your interviews.

was watching the afternoon (huang jing nian hua) ,they were showing the many many years ago de short comedy by you and your partner, quite jing dian lo...haha... still funny,perhaps sometimes, you can flip back old productions and perhaps new ideas will come!! ^.^

cos i find no point always keeping the same style..

E-mail:cyx_celest@yahoo.com.sg

Anonymous said...

梁導演,

你不BLOG我都忘了!!
我有你全部的卡带!!!!!

想当年..哈哈..每次和家人出门,你的卡带是必带品!! 在房间读书也一定会播放!

我和哥哥都会在爸爸的车上一起扮演里头的片段.

每一句歌词,每一段对话.
都能倒背如流.
百听不腻!
笑话越听越好笑.

突然想起一句:
"我是香香公主..."
"有狐臭的那个..."

哈哈..怀念,怀念..

Yanling

Mister Prerogative said...

Hi Jack Neo,

I would like to purchase all these "Army Days" collection. Anyway I could do that?

Anonymous said...

Xiaxue is trying so hard to catch your attention! Would you consider giving her a small part?

Anonymous said...

hihi, nice to see yr blog!!!

Got something to ask, there's a manga you released last time about the army story de...is it discontinued??? cuz i onli found till book 2...

^_^

Yoshimitsu Family Blog said...

Jack,

Will you set up a online purchase option to sell your works internationally ?

I am a Singaporean living overseas. So it would be great if we can buy online and have it shipped to us.

Princess Carol said...

So quiet for the past few days. Director Neo very busy hor?

Zendeil said...

yuanqian said...
hi Jack neo,

i remember hearing the songs in the past..maybe you can consider cutting an album with all your composed lyrics and make it JTeam Best Memories Songs..i will be your 1st buyer for it..

July 29, 2007 11:18 PM

Then I will be the 2nd buyer :D

CharlieBrown8989 said...

Best Regards to Both Lim & You.

夏娃 said...

我没听过
因为不是我的年代的
哈哈XD

Anonymous said...

這些我沒有啊!!!!
我只有粱婆婆的卡帶 哈哈

Melody said...

DEAR 梁導演,
晚安!我有收到您的信 但是第二封信件就都是亂碼 不知道是否您近日不方便上網 若方便的話 希望你能夠使用word 把字存入後 用附檔方式給我 或許這樣我就可以看了!我想會無法看您的回信是因為簡体與繁體之間的轉換~我之前跟新傳媒內部的人聯絡就曾經這樣過 習慣了!
PS:我的mail也可以通msn但是我很少開 因為上班我都用另外一個msn比較能夠認真工作!先跟您說一聲!...明天還要去工作!因為有一個外國客人要去公司...1 HR ...哈!希望不是來喇賽的!:)

Baby Pinky said...

Hi Director Neo. Saw you at lunch time today. I was at the next table with my friends. Who are the 2 pretty girls you are with? New leads for your next show? I am waiting to see the mafia show. Pls put in the movie soon.

Jack Neo said...

haha,like that call pretty? hahaha..joking la...

VeraciA said...

hi Director Neo!
i still remember the cassettes! i was still very young then. This is the pioneer of Army Daze, am i right?

Amy said...

Director Neo!
You wrote that you requested the help and services of a well-known composer for the army song? Who is he? Lee Wei Song? Lee Si Song?

skypaul said...

梁導,其實那些專輯陪伴我在新山求學的日子。一直很想找回,但是大馬這裡好像買不到了,不曉得你那邊是否有存貨我們可以購買嗎?

那個花木蘭當兵的笑話輯,到現在還非常懷念。

冉冉 said...

梁導您好,我是北京人,很喜歡您的作品,我是從《古鏡怪談》開始關注您的,可是一直沒有找到您的博客~!嘿嘿今天終于找到了,很想聽您以前的歌,但是現在網上根本就找不到!~55555555555555,好想聽您的歌!~最后祝您身體健康,拍出更多佳作,期待您的作品,我給您發過郵件在雅虎,我的郵箱是SOHU的ranran860417@sohu.com,希望能和您聯絡,能和您多多交流!~我的聯系方式已經給您發郵件過去了!~我給您發的地址是xiaohaibuben@yahoo.com.cn

your big big fan said...

I have the albums but the first cassette tape is spoiled already. If you have the masters, you should sell it online music for download sure a lot of people buy like crazy. Sometime i spent over $50 a month just to download some music or artist never heard b4 to "test test water". A lot of my fren also like that one... imagine u put yr albums and all Army kids 50% of them download enough liao LOL... serious one no joking, some more army kids nowadays pay damn high not like we all last time...