The Jakarta Post
Courtesy of Changcuters
Ask pop band The Changcuters anything but don’t expect a straight answer in return. In jest, they answer you in wisecracks and riddles. Sometimes they eventually concede a serious answer, sometimes they conveniently forget, but regardless everyone involved has a laugh.
Even the name of the band alludes to comedy. The Changcuters can easily be misinterpreted as the cuters withy the surname Chang. Local media has speculated the name means male underwear in Sundanese, a dialect widely spoken in their hometown Bandung, West Java.
The band insists their title was modeled on a parody of a friend’s name, Cahya. Considering their tendency for jokes, it is hard to tell if this is really true.
When asked if they wore eye makeup, the band exploded into laughter and claimed they had received black eyes from hitting each othe...