2008/09/08

Rainbow Over Mocambo

This marvellous piece of artwork was designed and painted by Mr. HJ Teo, one of the biggest Quests fans in Singapore. It was his way of paying tribute to one of the best local groups from the 60s. The song titles of all their past recordings are included in the artwork. It took HJ about 6 months to complete the job. The original intent was to include it in the CD sleeve of Recollecting The Quests, Vol.2 album but was missed out because of scheduling constraints.

Also missing out on a suitable title for this neat piece of artwork, we were fortunate that fellow fan, Ms Rachael Anne-Tan appropriately suggested "Rainbow Over Mocambo- The Journey of The Quests." Apart from reminding us of their successive hit recordings during the 60s, the artwork also gives us a sense of passage for the boys from the early days of Shanty, Tea Break, Gallopin', Come On And Shout, You Lied...to their "ConQuest" of Hong Kong with Mr. Rainbow, La La La Means I Love You, Sayonara and more, at the Mocambo Night Club.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow ! Rach, you are famous now ! HJ and you makes a good team. The man must have burned alot of midnight oil in completing this masterpiece. You made coffee for him during those nights ? LOL!

Jet

mei said...

do you suppose that choose your own design thing with singapore post would accept this as a stamp design ?

Anonymous said...

Good idea Mei. I understand this piece of artwork is also very popular with some of the Quests members. Just wondering anyone made a T-Shirt of it ? Rach, maybe you should make a umbrealla with this design ?

Jet