Rose Iwanaga & The Avengers

November 8, 2006

(From left to right: James Ong (rhythm), Jimmy Ho (lead), Peter Ho (bass), Jalek Zula (drums)

The distinction of being the first English-language recording group from East Malaysia went to Rose Iwanaga & The Avengers from Kuching. They released three very successful EPs. A splendid cover version of Too Young was probably the most memorable song by the group.

First EP (Please tell Terry, Will you love me tomorrow, Too young, Say you’re mine)
Second EP (Why, I’ll never find another you, Pretend, You belong to me)
Third EP (Oh, handsome boy, True love will come to you, Take me back again, I hope you won’t)

They try to tell us we’re too young
Too young to really be in love
They say that love’s a word
A word we’ve only heard
But can’t begin to know the meaning of

And yet we’re not too young to know
For love will last though years may go
And then some day they may recall
We were not too young at all