Pagi dan malam hari
Makan minum nyuci sendiri
Bahkan di malam hari
Kudengar lagu Kunto Aji

Orkes Moral Pengantar Minum Racun – OM PMR for short – are renowned for being the “kings of parody songs” in Indonesia – a title that is befitting of their legendary achievements. They were first discovered by Prambors radio DJ Wre Munindra when he was tasked to track down a band that could play music – especially dangdut – to accompany the radio show presented by legendary comedy trio Warkop DKI (Dono, Kasino and Indro) back in 1977. They were given the name Orkes Moral Pengantar Minum Racun by Kasino, who also gave each band member their nicknames. By 1987, they went on their own after Warkop DKI’s schedule began to be dominated by their foray into the cinematic world. With 15 albums under their belt, their career has gone from strength to strength; destructing the songs of others and crafting them into their own while also coming up with their own material. OM PMR last released their mini album “Orkeslah Kalau Bergitar” back in 2015, which featured the single “Topan (Tato Atau Panu” – a spoof of the Naif song “Posesif”.

Orkes Moral Pengantar Minum Racun – OM PMR for short – are renowned for being the “kings of parody songs” in Indonesia – a title that is befitting of their legendary achievements. They were first discovered by Prambors radio DJ Wre Munindra when he was tasked to track down a band that could play music – especially dangdut – to accompany the radio show presented by legendary comedy trio Warkop DKI (Dono, Kasino and Indro) back in 1977. They were christened Orkes Moral Pengantar Minum Racun by Kasino, who also gave each band member their nicknames. By 1987, they went on their own after Warkop DKI’s schedule began to be dominated by their foray into the cinematic world. With 15 albums under their belt, their career has gone from strength to strength; destructing the songs of others and crafting them into their own while also coming up with their own material. OM PMR last released their mini album “Orkeslah Kalau Bergitar” back in 2015, which featured the single “Topan (Tato Atau Panu)” – a spoof of the Naif song “Posesif”.

The art of parody is one that can divide and conquer. Some may not be into it, but if powerful enough, it can win over a crowd. Orkes Moral Pengantar Minum Racun have shown that they have the capabilities to cater to people from all walks of life with their music. Not only are they equipped with songs aplenty, OM PMR also inspire through their spoof lyrics. This is evident in the lyrics to their new single Too Long To Be Alone, which is a parody of singer-songwriter Kunto Aji’s hit single “Terlalu Lama Aku Sendiri” – a song that they have performed together live at last year’s Synchronize Fest 2016. OM PMR have succeeded in not just retelling Kunto Aji’s story about singledom in a rib-tickling way, but also enhancing it cleverly with hyperboles.

The original lyrics went:
“Sudah terlalu lama sendiri
Sudah terlalu lama aku asyik sendiri
Lama tak ada yang menemani rasanya…”

In the hands of OM PMR, it became:
“Sudah terlalu lama sendiri, lama lama bisa jadi mumi.
Tinggal dalam piramid sendiri, semedi…”

Although both versions touch on the trials and tribulations of single life, OM PMR lends a hyperbolic slant to their rendition – their own satirically humorous interpretation of the song. This is, after all, their signature style of parody that has brought them much success throughout their 40 years of being together as a band.

This new single signals their continued commitment to be creatively active and produce more masterpieces. It is also a gift by the “Indonesian kings of parody songs” to their countrymen and women who have been eagerly waiting to take pleasure in their latest work.

SALAM RACUN