Three decades of The Mad Chinaman

Cultural Medallion recipient Dick Lee (top) says The Mad Chinaman (above) was his attempt at creating a Singaporean album.
Cultural Medallion recipient Dick Lee (above) says The Mad Chinaman was his attempt at creating a Singaporean album.PHOTO: DICK LEE
Cultural Medallion recipient Dick Lee (top) says The Mad Chinaman (above) was his attempt at creating a Singaporean album.

Home-grown singer and songwriter Dick Lee talks about what is arguably his most significant album

In 1989, singer, songwriter and entertainment scene stalwart Dick Lee released what is arguably his most significant album, The Mad Chinaman.

A regional hit, the album paid tribute to the city's multicultural environment by putting an electronic pop twist to ethnic songs.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 12, 2019, with the headline 'Three decades of The Mad Chinaman'. Print Edition | Subscribe