Superman is dead: Bali punk band in documentary

by Nick on December 8, 2005

by Nick | December 8th, 2005  

Superman is Dead is the name of a Bali punk band that is familiar to a lot of us who live here. I have been to 1 punk do at the Hard Rock Cafe when I first got to Bali. It always struck me as strange that people in developing countries who are struggling so hard to get ahead, have time to act like they don’t care.

Punk bands from Canada and Sao Paulo Brasil were alos in the 87-minute documentary called The Punks Are Alright: A Punk Rock Safari From the First World to The Third.

Walking along Poppies II in Kuta on any night you might catch a glimpse of some punk like guys and girls. In between Internet Outpost and McWilliams is a punk joint that does, on occassion attract a crowd of young Balinese people. I stay well clear as the energy is a recipe for trouble. Anyhow, great to see a local Balinese band doing it their way and achieving some success. They are apparently interested in issues such as the effect of tourism on Balinese culture. Maybe I should interview them.

{ 39 comments }

maja December 10, 2005 at 2:03 pm
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hi nick, i would love to read an interview with them… i know that place, great music but sometimes lit bit too loud ;-)
and i’m also glad to hear the news about superman is dead. i love them, great band!!
btw how is nightlife in kuta right now eg. paddys, mbargo, bounty… still exist?? my news from people, working in there are not really good …. hope soon everything is normal again in bali!!
take care and thanks for your great site!!!
maja from jerman

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philip January 23, 2006 at 4:46 pm
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that is so cool send us more info please

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izal blur music April 13, 2006 at 3:08 pm
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i like your band punk rock….

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banie cool June 8, 2006 at 2:34 pm
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band ini sungguh luar biasa baneg lirik lagunya pas banget bwat jiwa para punkers yang lagi broken heart

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leecifer July 5, 2006 at 8:25 pm
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“It always struck me as strange that people in developing countries who are struggling so hard to get ahead, have time to act like they don’t care.”

It shouldn’t. Punk rock isn’t about not caring it is about voicing your concerns about your present state and acting upon it.
Bands in third world are not ignorant to our affluence (at their expense) and this would (should) make them pissed off and give them a whole arsenal to write about while still making it at their day jobs which bring in often less than 60USD a month (about what i make in the first two and a half hours of my work day).

By all reports, even though S.I.D. is signed to a major label they have taken their community building skills and kept on supporting their Bali brethren by running a recording studio, and a label as well as supporting other grassroots businesses. this is punk rock in action at its best—co-opting the ‘man’ and turning around and staying true to their roots, as opposed to “acting like they don’t care”.

Interview them. The dudes i met from that band are fine folks and have alot to say.

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nana July 8, 2006 at 2:14 am
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superman is dead is one of the great punk band ever!!! musicnya gak cengeng kayak lagu2 melo jaman sekarang. sayang suara vocalistnya kadang sdkt gak terkontrol pas in the middle of the show, but it’s OK. jerinx,bobby,eka you guys still the best!!!

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abbi sinatra January 8, 2007 at 9:09 am
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hi… guys how are u getting on? I like ur music, oohh its so double bomb. When u will be concert in jember?

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aLL-BERt February 7, 2007 at 10:09 am
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buat mas eka_rock

lompatan kamu itu

mengingatkan aq ma RAMONES…

keren deh pokoknya…. ;)

tapi sayank, kemarin tu foto aq ma mas eka,boby
, jerink tu kabur… :)

tapi ada juga seh yg jelas..

makasih ya S I D….

all-BERt_da lupa minuman keras

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ki-punk February 25, 2007 at 4:10 pm
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lirik2nya dalem buanget….!!!
rebel..rebel..resistance

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puuloa March 13, 2007 at 4:09 pm
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If you know about punk and origins then you can understand why punk works for all youth no matter where they are from. Once you start to realize that you have no future and your parrents are idiots and the world sucks. what is left but to howl at the moon with a few chords behind you?

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robby July 2, 2007 at 11:19 am
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gw suka banget sama superman is dead.lagunya juga asik2
temen gw tau smuanya chord2nya.
oh iya waktu itu gw nonton launchingnya album black market love di intro kemang.gw bela2in.padahal besoknya gw ujian.hhhahaha

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sider July 25, 2007 at 7:28 am
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BOBBY,jerinx&eka lagu lu paling mantep deh apa lagi lagu bukan pahlawan inspirasinya dari mana sih kok lagu nya tuh enak di dengar oleh para punk rock

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ibal August 13, 2007 at 8:19 am
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sid,,
keren banget lu..
kirimin aq teks lagu sid smw yh???

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reza August 13, 2007 at 8:25 am
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euy sid…
anjing lah ma klen smw..
babi lah ma klen..
tp aq kgum ma klen..

sorry yagh..
ga sengaja..

krmin aq lirik lagu klen lah
jgn mrh yagh

i love you
muaaaaaaaaaaach 666x

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TERErock September 3, 2007 at 9:47 am
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bobby,eke rock jerinx,asli kalian kren bgt.semua lagunya gokil abist and pastinya ngasih sesuatu yang baru dalam hidup ini. thanks buat kalian semua uda jadi kekuatan yang baru dalam hidupq. kirimin foto kalian donk………..!!!!!!!!

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nico rock October 15, 2007 at 12:12 pm
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gua ska bgd ma superman is dead,lgu2 nya keren bgd.palagey klo liat aksinya jerinx pun”k banget.
tolong ajarin gua maen drum.karena gua pengen bisa maen drum kayak kang jerinx.kang jerinx klo maen drum mabok dlu yaw.kok kayaknya kagak da capeknya.kapan maen di semarang.pokoknya klo maen di semarang kagak bakalan nyesel.wis tho pokok
‘e mak nyuzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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febpunk October 15, 2007 at 12:17 pm
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giua ska bgd ma superman is dead.coz personelnya cah punk N gento2.aku cuka bgd ma mereka……..
pa lagi lagu2 dari album KUTA ROCK CITY pokok”e
max nyuzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…………………………………………………………………………..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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rico October 29, 2007 at 11:12 pm
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hy

kapan ke palembang..

anak siders palembang nuggu lo..

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sUL3 November 3, 2007 at 2:42 pm
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Buat Bli Md Jerink………I like ur StYle………sukses slalu buat SID…

By: SuLe_mInOrity.

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FREZA November 16, 2007 at 5:02 am
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salam punk bozz……………!!!!!!!!!!!!!n punk truzzzz”,

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LIBERTY November 16, 2007 at 5:04 am
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Oo,,ya slm buat anak2 punK pacitan.s’mg punk selalu,,,,,”.

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dode November 18, 2007 at 12:12 am
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saluut for your performance bli…save our bali by peace punk rock music because it is not really bad!!!!!!!!!!. Btw kapan manggung di Negara lagi??????? Buat Eka Rock, sukses terus Negara Rocknya….

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dode November 18, 2007 at 12:15 am
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saluut for your performance bli…save our bali by peace punk rock music because it is not really bad!!!!!!!!!!. Btw kapan manggung di Negara lagi??????? Buat Eka Rock, sukses terus Negara Rocknya…….

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andra December 16, 2007 at 11:10 pm
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S I D u rocker bgt salut bwt S I D

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yudch January 20, 2008 at 4:32 am
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SID the punk rock pelopor from bali,,,hey Bob gitarmu keren,,mengingatkan aq tentang gitaris the living end…mm,,,,kapan nieh manggung di karangasem,,,????wekekekke,,,,

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Jekk_Black List February 12, 2008 at 2:43 am
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Gue Jekk dari tegal jaya,
Album baru SID kapan Nie????

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c_so February 22, 2008 at 10:14 am
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kapan ke gresik lg????
outsiders menanti klian manggung d gresik

thank’s

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grady February 23, 2008 at 5:35 am
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kpn maen k wonogiri?

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the jeks March 2, 2008 at 3:35 am
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kapan album baru sid keluar ? kpn tur ke bekasi ?
gua tunggu gebrakannya.

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dodo March 5, 2008 at 7:21 am
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suka bangettttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt

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Ryan March 8, 2008 at 6:10 am
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Superman is dead keren bangets.gua boleh minta foto kalian semua gak?terutama jerinks.aku nge fans banget ma kamu n’ pengen belajar drum ma loe.Setiap aku main band ma friends ku pasti yang selalu ku mainin lagu kalian.

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Ryan March 8, 2008 at 6:12 am
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Oya ada satu lagi nieh. kapan nie konser di sangatta kaltim. kutunggu yach!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Zeta March 24, 2008 at 4:49 am
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Salam Vodka……
Buat SID U are The best!!!!!!!
Aksi panggung kalian,,. WWWUhhh Keren abiez

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Id'ham Infantri April 6, 2008 at 2:55 pm
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Gw suka banget ma SID.
Pokoknya SUPERMAN IS DEAD paling top lah.
Kapan ya SID bisa menghibur Out Sider Lampung…???

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tito April 7, 2008 at 12:43 am
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kapan ke banjar baru dan

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Ren'z April 11, 2008 at 10:38 pm
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SUPERMAN is DEAD kapan main ke nganjuk nieh!!!!! Kalian semua kereeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeennnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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hakim April 17, 2008 at 10:30 pm
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haiiiiiiiii bli jrinx!!!!!!!!!

apa kabar?????
kapan lagi manggung d_lumajang??????

coz laguna cool abizzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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ragil(s.r) April 19, 2008 at 3:24 am
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hi Pa KabR kalian b3 /??
past BAik Smua !!!
oY >… kapan Ne bisa dateng k tangerang
khususna d pamulang>>>??
w pasti dateng dech k acra lo !!!!
cZ w suka banget ma sid:::
pa laGi ma jerinX …
w pengen 1 panggung ma lo JerInXXXX !!!
nd Brsulang Sma Kalian B3….

f*** of java!!!

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ragil(s.r) April 19, 2008 at 3:28 am
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hi jerrinx partay yuk ma w

ragil (drumer)

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