Nope, it’s not the name of a motorbike released by Honda. In fact it’s a name of female Indonesian singer. Nicky Astria was the most popular Indonesian female rocker back on the 80′s and early 90′s. The era when most female Indonesian singers rather chose to become romantic pop singer than a rocker.
Nicky Astria made a step in Indonesian popular music chart with so much energy. She had a clear and powerful voice especially on high note, one thing that she often exploited on many of her songs. Her voice really conguered most of the airplay of the AM radio stations across the country.
Her talent was scouted during her time in high school by Ian Antono, one of the legendary Indonesian musician/guitarist. Ian Antono’s touch really influenced many of her popular songs back on the 80′s. It’s quite difficult to choose only one most memorable song from her collections as she has so many hits. Some of her hilites are Jarum Neraka, Tangan-tangan Setan, Cinta Di Kota Tua, Gersang, Rumah Kaca, and Mata Lelaki.
Having married three times now Nicky Astria seems settled to live outside the spotlight of musical industry. But in the spirit of resurrecting all 80′s idioms including music which happens a lot recently in Indonesia, who knows maybe she’ll come back to the recording studios for her next solo album. Just my random imagination really
To bring the memory back, you can visit some links of her songs below. Happy good (and bad) old memories !
UNDUH KOLEKSI LAGU2X NICKY ASTRIA DI SINI
Thx to all of you who share these links. You’re the best !