The Dude Puked on My Lap: A Tribute to Hijrah AKA The Pilgrims [Coalitioners]

Carburetor Dung contributed a track called Johnny, which is taken from Hijrah’s 1990 demo tape called A Pilgrimage to Nowhere. The compilation, featuring loads of bands active in Terengganu such as dully dog, inikah hidup, sleepy jeremy, etc., comes free with the 5th issue of Coalition fanzine.

It’s a CD-R and if you want to have it, send:

RM7ppd or rm50 (for 10 copies) to:

fazri, b783 banggol limau, 21200 kuala terengganu.

contact: nervousrecs< @>

The original track by Hijrah (featuring the classic line-up of Lee, Abang, Hili & Mazuan) was a spontaneous affair with no actual lyrics, so we decided to do our own version with our own lyrics:


Kassim Bin Selamat,
No 30, Sebelah Balairaya, Seberang Marang,
21600 Marang,

Hari Sabtu, 2hb Jun 1990

Tuan Johnny,

Per: Permohonan Menyertai Persatuan Musik Underground


Saya Kassim Selamat,
Ingin saya memohon,
Menjadi seorang,
Ahli Kelab Underground,

Stuff saya tak banyak,
Nanti saya kan cari,
Yang penting disini,
Nak join sekaki,

Johnny, Johnny, Johnny,
Harapan kami tinggi,
Tolong, tolonglah kami
Harap hasrat kami, direstui!

(solo two verse)

Saya sudah lama,
Join pergi tengok gig,
Bila ada kaset,
Semuanya saya beli,

Wahai, Tuan Johnny,
Kami tidak mengerti,
Kenapa tak sediakan,
Borang ahli untuk kami?

Johnny, Johnny, Johnny,
Janganlah rip-off kami,
Tolong, tolonglah kami
Terima kasih,
Punk Not Death!

music: Hijrah 1987 / lyrics: Dung 2004


here’s an mp3 of us jamming that song:

Johnny rehearsal mp3


In all these years being involved with local underground music scene, I sometimes received letters from kids that were amazingly funny. Some of them would write in an “official” manner, complete with the official letter formatting, asking to join the underground music scene! It is as if the scene is a registered body of association with the official membership and all that shit. And of course, usually they will end the letter with some “punk rock” slogans, i.e. “chaos”, “anarchy” etc.

For this song we put “Johnny” as a character that is being looked upon by the kids as some sort of a leader for the scene, so this guy wrote to him asking him for the “forms” to fill in and join in as a member of the scene, all the time telling Johnny how he has been to all the shows, bought all the tapes etc. and wonders why there’s no “joining the underground forms” being given out at gigs!

Joe Kidd


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