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Indus Creed mp3s!!!!!

Had hunted my ass off for these mp3s, finally found them on a post on gigpad.com. Click here to download them. (This is a rapidshare upload. Thanks to superunknown from the comments below)

I was in the 8th Standard when I first heard 'Top Of The Rock', or rather watched it on MTV. One of the earliest acts to be featured on Asia-Centric MTV back then. Might sound real kooky, but I used to be so F**kin PROUD when this video used to air back to back with the likes of GNR, Nirvana, Metallica - the whole early 90s music deal. It was like India WAS THERE man...on MTV!!!!

I remember saving up and buying Rock N' Roll Renegade at Rhythm House (that used to be the only place anyways for 'inglish' music). Popped the tape in as soon I rushed home and was immediately confused. Wasn't 'Enemy Within' supposed to be a song or something? Why did it get over so soon?! Almost went back to Rhythm House to return the tape ("Dude, where's the first song?!") Then listened to 'Top Of The Rock' some seven times in a row and was in heaven. One of my all-time favourite leads. There's this song called 'Chains and Black Leather' which I just freaked out on. Some years later, the Pet Shop Boys came up with a song called 'Can you forgive her?' which had the exact same chorus - dunno if anybody has noticed that. Felt even prouder.

Bought 'The Second Coming' and then they aired the video for 'Pretty Child'. This must be one of the best rock songs to come out of India. Period. The tabla stuff (by Taufiq Qureshi I guess...) just melds so beautifully into the whole song, it's not 'majboori' fusion just pasted on to sound 'Indian'. Brilliant brilliant song and that saxophone solo just kicks your ass from here to Rang Bhavan and all the way back. And it's not an easy song to sing and Uday really shines on it. This video cracked the weekly MTV top 20 in Asia and peaked at no. 4 or 5. There was this magazine called 'Target' which then did an interview with these guys, I remember reading it again...and again...and again. Other songs of note were 'Cinderella', 'Bowl Of Madness', 'Die For Your Country', and 'Screaming Out' with it's flanger laden opening. Kick ass riff.

Then came the 'Indus Creed' thing - the album and the name change. Remember getting real upset over this, because I really thought 'Rock Machine' was a cool name. Why did they do it? WHY?!!! Got a glimpse of the 'Trapped' video on 'The World This Week' hosted by Prannoy Roy and some program on erstwhile DD2 and MTV. This was pretty cool too, since the last thing you'd expect anyone to report was an Indian Rock Band releasing an album. I guess this is true even today, just goes to show that this was no mean achievement, given that the 'rock scene' wasn't as 'big' ten years ago. The new album just was out of this world with crisp production and beautiful melodies. They used stuff like the sarangi, the flute and tablas. Loved the lyrics too. Fav Songs : 'Cry', 'Play' (BRILLIANT Keyboards), 'Fly' and of course 'Trapped'.

I caught them live once at Rang Bhavan, circa 1994. Very very tight band with a cool stage act, these guys knew how to work the crowd. Just wish that they would have stuck around a little while longer, would have killed for more material from them.

"Cry cry...the same cry. Words that hide the pain inside. Cry ...the same old cry"
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9:33 AM, March 24, 2006
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks man... I had searched like crazy for "Pretty Child" by Indus creed without any success...    

11:39 AM, April 07, 2006
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot,man.........really had a hard time finding these vintage indian mp3s.......nostalgic shit....man!    

12:58 PM, April 11, 2006
Anonymous opm said...

thankyou i've searched this mp3 for years now .... thankyou ....    

12:30 AM, April 14, 2006
Blogger Segwar said...

Thanks on the behalf of all the Rock fans who were filled with pride to see indus creed on MTV    

12:45 AM, April 15, 2006
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dude, you rock man!!! period!! thanks a TON for the mp3 link!!    

12:40 AM, April 21, 2006
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanx man. keep rockin.
indus please come back.

10:01 AM, April 27, 2006
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am forever grateful to u for this effort. This is the only song that cheers me up. I am talking about pretty child by indus creed.
I hope they make a comeback in a grand sort of a way. - Sandesh    

4:30 PM, May 10, 2006
Anonymous Arvind Sankaran said...

after all the ppl thanking you, all I can say is I echo their feelings! all these days of incessant searching and all I managed was a low bit rate version . And then I stumbled upon your website! thanks a million mate!    

10:10 PM, May 10, 2006
Anonymous PT said...

Yes, Yes, Yes, There is a GOD!!!

Mein Gott, where haven't I searched for these Beautiful beautiful mp3s. Uday Benegal, how he rocked, he used to live in 4 bungalows, and I used to see him every 2nd day, and then MTV came, and I was like, MAN OH MAN, I LIVE NEXT TO A ROCK STAR!!

Pure Nostalgic Joy. Bless you.    

8:11 AM, May 13, 2006
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Man ! Everytime I listen to "Crazy", my hair just stands on end. Just superb superb instrumentation, great midsong arrangement and as usual, fantastic guitar playing. Could easily pass for a Whitesnake track - I mean I can imagine David Coverdale singing that one. That one song ( though the lyrics could have been a better) is enough to show anyone that this was one kickass incredible Indian rock band.    

4:18 PM, May 14, 2006
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanx a million i hunted my life down to get hold these great music, thanx    

11:18 AM, June 04, 2006
Anonymous Anonymous said...

im 16 yrs old and i learn classical guitar in bangalore. i heard indus creed's pretty child on vh1 first and i thought man thats amazing. it was just so perfect. and best of all they were indians. they really should have a website. and if they played here now, they would get awesome support.

7:12 PM, June 07, 2006
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanx Pal
i have been searching this song for long time.i had great hope n google but it also let me down.i want to know how you end up in this site.Anyway thanks a lot.    

8:58 PM, August 05, 2006
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey buddy great job . this song (pretty child)brought back my childhood memories. i did not get it anywhere until u.
can any body comment on there other good songs!!!    

6:26 PM, August 12, 2006
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It looks like the MP3's have been removed from the link here :-((((

I so badly wanted these and i've searched for these songs in Kazaa, Napster, Limewire, wherever else you can think, can someone who's downloaded these do the IndiRock community some good and host it up someplace? PLease? Pretty Please?    

7:54 PM, August 15, 2006
Anonymous Jeswin said...

The link is not working as you said. The CD (Rock n Roll Rene) isn't in shops either. If you have a copy of MP3s let me know. I can put them up on my website.

Top of the Rock is very .... nostalgic.


8:17 PM, August 27, 2006
Anonymous Yogendra said...

Well I'm a Big Indus Creed & Rock Machine fan and I've been Searching For Their songs For Nearly 5 Years . Their Cds are Not available anywhere and Just when i Thought i'd be Getting these mp3s from the site mentioned here ; It closes down .
So i Request all Users who were lucky enough to Download the Mp3s while the Site was Still Functional To Please Upload the Songs . Its a Request From a True Indo-Rock Lover .

Pls Contact me at yogi_iamthegame@rediffmail.com    

8:40 PM, September 23, 2006
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent work to have made these MP3s available    

12:38 AM, September 28, 2006
Anonymous Jai said...

I've been listening to rock machine for the last 10 years and it's been india's best classic rock band. I'm very thankful for this site in providing me the MP3's since i was having tapes.

great work guys, i request rock machine to return to ground...



10:54 PM, October 21, 2006
Blogger ninja said...

hey thanks man!!!...
Rock Machine was my fav band too!...fuck what an album 'Rock n Renegade' was!!! all the songs simply rock!! hey by any chance would you have 'ground zero' by 13 AD...that too was a great album...    

6:13 PM, November 14, 2006
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank u so much...been hunting for "pretty child" for 2 yrs!!!    

7:14 PM, November 18, 2006
Anonymous mar said...

Dude, i cant find words to thank you. I really have been looking for pretty child and new day for a while now. Do hope these guys get back and rock for us once again    

5:05 AM, December 10, 2006
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tapan... you have done all of us a big favor. This is food for nostalgia.... Rhythm House, Rang Bhavan, Xaviers, etc etc.    

9:58 PM, December 19, 2006
Anonymous Anil Balan said...

Thanks Tapan. I have hunted high and low for Pretty Child.At alst I have it in my collection.    

5:57 AM, December 21, 2006
Anonymous NTH said...

Dude U ROCK !! Indus Creed was just not available anywhere. Thanks a lot :D
Just a feedback - "the enemy within' track seems to have a problem. its only 167kb.    

2:10 PM, December 23, 2006
Anonymous rajat said...

dude bless you !! had been working my ass off to lay my hands on their cds...thanks again    

4:29 AM, December 24, 2006
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks ton dude...have searched high and low for these mp3s. Keep on rocking...


3:20 PM, January 02, 2007
Blogger junkie said...

thanks a bunch man!    

8:13 PM, January 02, 2007
Anonymous Ronnie said...

Can't tell you how happy I am. I have been searching for these songs since ages. Oh man I am damn excited.    

11:22 PM, February 09, 2007
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks a Ton, I searched for pretty child for 5 years all across the country, and finally I get thanks to you and Sid    

6:40 PM, February 16, 2007
Anonymous Zia Haq said...

To whoever made this songs available I quote this following lines and dedicate it to you: You've made it feel like yesterday once more. The memories of college are rushing back. They have filled me with a nostalgic happiness which only I can understand. Whoever said you can't travel back in time. You've made my day, having ended my hunt of nearly a decade. Given a chance ever, I'll make yours. God Bless!!!    

10:32 PM, February 23, 2007
Blogger Marilia said...

Thank you so much. I've been looking for Indus Creed songs since 95, when I was travelling to Bangkok. Here, in Brazil, its impossible to find anything about them.    

1:32 PM, April 04, 2007
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks a million dude,    

10:19 PM, April 08, 2007
Blogger hari said...

jai ho!!!!!!!!jai ho!!!!!!!!!!god bless you for giving us this link.i loved pretty child.the video was just too damn cool at the time.really nostalgic feling listening to it again.i had it on tape somewhere.
thaks mayte    

6:50 PM, April 30, 2007
Anonymous Happy Wolf said...

OMG ... This is the most pretty Fucking thing ever happend to me ! i have been searching for the glory days .. like you i had all the tapes for every Indian rock act but my dad threw them once i was out of India .. Bless you man !    

12:21 PM, May 13, 2007
Blogger Pratul said...

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12:27 PM, May 13, 2007
Blogger Pratul said...

I would like to remind you there is another fantastic song by Alms for Shanti ( Uday Benegal formed this group after indus broke up). It is called Kashmakash recorded in 2002. It is an unbelievable song which surprisingly never got noticed. I hope u guys can spread the message about the song.
Here is the link:


2:10 PM, July 20, 2007
Blogger Ranajoy said...

Watta man!! You paractically wrote my story down there....    

5:50 AM, July 22, 2007
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks so much! I can SO relate to everything you say there :)
I had been searching for pretty child on mp3 for ages...living so far away from India...its hard to find!
Thanks a million again :)    

12:00 PM, July 28, 2007
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude, you rock. I've been looking for these for years. Torrentz, Ares, all failed.. Thanks!    

4:31 AM, August 08, 2007
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow!!! I have looked for these for so long! I'm in the UK, but heard these first staying with my cousin in Delhi when I was 7 years old. I'm 26 now, but still remember it clearly...

What a treasure - thank you so much!    

6:41 PM, August 15, 2007
Blogger Roshan said...

Thanks man! I first listened to Rock Machine in 1990 and I saw them perform live in 1995/96 in Bangalore. Ah those were the days! RM / Indus Creed are the only Indian band that mattered. I downloaded a few mp3s for nostalgia reasons. Cheers!    

7:43 AM, September 16, 2007
Anonymous Sachin said...

DUDE... this is awesome..Do you remember there were two other bands which are not in the scene any more.. AGNI and MILLENNIUM.. Do you rhink you can find some mp3.. for these band.. I used to have cassettes for these bands but they are long gone... let me know.. if you find anything for these bands...my mail id visibleus@gmail.com    

1:04 AM, September 17, 2007
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for finding the song pretty child and trapped.i heard these songs in 1990 and now after 17 years i got to hear them again especially in a place which is very very far from india.I am in Uruguay rit now somewhere around 1000 kms from the capital in a small deserted place.    

9:20 PM, September 19, 2007
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude what can I say.. Grew up listening to Indus creed.. Missed the musik for quite a few years.. Thanks bro for the mp3's..    

8:03 PM, September 24, 2007
Anonymous Anonymous said...

for the past several years i was in search for these songs, n today i feel like i found moksha. u made my day, n u deserve one of biggest thanks i have ever given to someone for years. u rock, u deserve the title of the greatest music conservationist.    

1:04 AM, October 24, 2007
Anonymous Dibyendu said...

Tapan, thanks a bunch. I have had "Chains and Black Leather" on my mind for a while now and Google provided the link to your page. I echo all your sentiments. Thanks for the links. All 3 albums in 1 go. Absolute nostalgia. Watched them live in Pune (B.J. Medical College Grounds I think)


11:31 AM, November 15, 2007
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am extreamly happy and cannot define in words after getting these rock machine mp3.

I was jumping ground to sky after getting these mp3.

thanks a lot.

- Raju    

12:15 AM, December 29, 2007
Blogger raoul said...

Thanks a ton, mate.

Also, if you're an Agni fan, you can download all their songs at http://72hoytstreet.net/music/agni/    

9:10 AM, December 31, 2007
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are god....    

9:30 PM, February 14, 2008
Anonymous Anonymous said...

amazing, i found something that used to inspire me a lot during my childhood, its good to hear this again as i face life. thanks a million, i am going to promote these songs and make indus creed popular in new zealand. there are some videos of indus creed on youtube check this out

6:01 PM, April 04, 2008
Anonymous Amit said...

I have been searching these songs for a while... Thanks you for the good deed.... God bless you...    

12:00 AM, May 21, 2008
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guyz i have seen them live during a concert in Thane(Mumbai) in 1994! They played alongwith Sharon Prabhakar, Joe Alvares Band and Remo.. I saw them LIVE playing Rock n Roll Renegade, Top of the Rock!    

10:54 AM, June 17, 2008
Blogger Fact file - For first time fathers said...

Your my man bro. Thank you so much for the songs.    

6:16 AM, June 25, 2008
Blogger Gunjan said...

Thanks..came across ur blog while i was searching for rock machine songs!!..it was so awesome listening to these songs again!! felt like i was back in school for a while!    

3:15 AM, July 11, 2008
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome dude, thanks for the link. I wish the songs were available for purchase somewhere, I'd buy the CD (my cassette is long gone).    

3:13 AM, July 18, 2008
Blogger sandip said...

Hey tapan,

great job ...this is happening after nearly 10yrs,,,and its damn good,,have tapes..but was looking for mp3..also got agni's wind dance with fire recently,, thx again

sandip, london.    

10:04 PM, August 02, 2008
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I looked for prety child all these years..now if only I can get the video someplace..

You Da Man!


3:29 AM, August 04, 2008
Blogger shelbi said...

Oh my god!!! Thanks a ton man, it is great effort. Hats off to you. I've been hunting for Rock Machine Albums over the years even though I have the cassettes. and finally.....thanks really. Also I could find the Agni albums from one the post. Could you able to find albums of 13AD and Kashmakash of Uday benegal.

Much appreciate you..    

10:08 PM, August 22, 2008
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi guys This is jayesh writing from Indus Creed. I thought we long gone and forgotten but thanks for the support. If u guys want access to the music/video here's the link


4:16 PM, September 26, 2008
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a million thanks to you man.. this is a thank you from Leeds...    

8:07 PM, November 14, 2008
Anonymous Vrush said...

Hey thanks a lot. i was searchin for Pretty Child for such a long time...finally got it...thnks!!!    

12:53 PM, December 04, 2008
Anonymous Marcello said...


7:48 PM, December 31, 2008
OpenID Wardog said...


IF you guys are looking for more Indian bands...

BTW do you have the art work of all these three albums ?    

12:14 PM, January 10, 2009
Blogger Foodie said...

I'm a 90's kid, and distinctly remember listening to Top of the Rock and Pretty Child.

Thanks for bring back the memories! I could hug you!

Keep rockin!!    

4:22 AM, January 17, 2009
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for these mp3s...been searching for ages.    

1:19 PM, January 21, 2009
Anonymous Debajyoti Guha said...

Thanks a lot for the links dude..... had them in tapes back in India...    

7:26 AM, March 01, 2009
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's like finding your favorite childhood toy up in the attic after many years! Absolute joy! Thanks for the guys who put these songs up here! RM rocks!    

12:59 AM, March 16, 2009
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My deepest gratitude goes out to you for uploading these.. Was searchin all over for a long time.. pretty child is an awesome song.. sweet bliss.. peace!
Gaurav Lamba
Cornell Univ    

2:16 PM, April 14, 2009
Anonymous Anuj said...

Benny, Mahesh, Jayesh, Mark and Mark - where are you? Saw Rock On and immediately remembered you guys!    

9:01 PM, April 26, 2009
Anonymous Anonymous said...

unfrickingbelievable. where's this stuff been all this while? thanks a bunch man!    

10:18 PM, June 17, 2009
Anonymous Aditya said...

Holy Shit ! It felt like going on a treasure hunt to find these Mp3s. Thanks a ton man    

9:08 PM, August 18, 2009
Blogger The Devil said...

hey the link is not working anymore......pls pls pls pls could u upload the songs again...have been looking for them like crazy....thanks a lot    

10:47 AM, September 09, 2009
Blogger Manish Kamdar said...

Hey the link is not working.... Can you please recheck and let us know. Would love to get those songs....    

1:21 AM, December 12, 2009
Blogger Plasty said...

Can someone please upload the mp3s somewhere. massdeletion.com doesn't host them anymore :(    

7:28 PM, January 03, 2010
Anonymous Plasty Grove said...

Ok, I've uploaded them here, can only be downloaded 10 times and will expire in 90 days from now. If anyone can upload them somewhere else, that'll be appreciated.

MD5: 74A1783C0340D304FFBCC7B933ECC5FF    

2:14 PM, January 07, 2010
Blogger superunknown said...

@Plasty Grove, thanks for the link. 've been hunting for indus creed albums in many stores without any luck. anyways, here's a rapidshare mirror for your upload (with unlimited downloads). The zip contains all three albums! Enjoy!!http://rapidshare.com/files/331580500/indus_creed.zip

Credit goes to the original uploader/ripper. wish the mp3s were at least 192 kbps    

1:22 AM, January 10, 2010
Anonymous Plasty Grove said...

@superunknown:Thanks, I was hoping someone would come along and do exactly that. It took me 2 weeks to get it off torrents, after failing with a dedicated search on the net and sending mail requests to people. There are only 2 seeders and they're not always on, that's why I uploaded it first chance I got.    

11:59 PM, January 23, 2010
Blogger Saran said...

I met my wife at a Rock machine Concert in !!!! of all places....Chandigarh. Being a Wilsonite I used to pile on at RangBhawan for their shows... Listening to them after a long time.... What & where are they???
Atul Saran    

10:01 AM, February 10, 2010
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Plastigrove    

7:52 PM, March 19, 2010
Blogger ravishankar said...

i have been searching songs of rack machine now indus creed from years. i was doing BDS(1988) nd these songs were my first ever english songs i heard . good see ur page, but i am not able to download. please simplify as i am not computer freak.    

2:14 AM, March 24, 2010
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Feels good to know that I am not the only crazy one hunting for Indus Creed songs... what a relief! :-)    

1:28 PM, May 04, 2010
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks a ton friend...u have brought back memories of my early rock days...bless u man!Real nostalgic stuff..    

3:33 PM, May 05, 2010
Anonymous Pawan Ranta said...

THANX MAN.. you rock \m/    

11:04 PM, July 06, 2010
Anonymous VIRAJ said...

I am happy many to see people like u spread the glory of this band to every child n man in this country where we dont recognize our talented rock bands.Thanx a zillion times for the download link.Jiyo yaar .Let there be rock    

1:59 AM, July 27, 2010
Anonymous Sunil said...

Thanks Man, you are a legend.
I have searched for these for such a long time and to find them all in just one zip file is just magic.    

12:00 PM, November 29, 2010
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is awesome. And the download was super fast too! I couldn't even find a torrent for the longest time! This is gold.    

12:40 PM, December 06, 2010
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude thanks for the effort!
great job with the upload.
god to see the file up here even after 4 years.
was at I-ROcK,mumbai last eve.
Indus Creed was the finale.

mosh pit wasnt as it used to be man.
no fire breather.
too mellow compared to the previous one.

long live Irock.
long live Indian ROcK!!


1:12 PM, April 03, 2011
Blogger kanuj Joshi said...

thX a ton

greetings from

6:40 PM, July 22, 2011
Anonymous Anonymous said...

do you remember RAIT anthem ?


06 IN 1015    

8:41 AM, December 06, 2011
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Much Respect from New York. Indus Creed is still the best Indian band.    

9:29 PM, October 12, 2012
Blogger Tenil C said...

Thank dude... !! you are like a blast from teh past !!    

9:17 AM, November 27, 2012
Blogger Kunal said...

This is like a Christmas wish coming true after 12 years. Thanks Tapan. Like so many other responders to this post, I've been poking around in corners to try and find the good old Rock Machine sound. After all those years I find your post and it's like tapasya being paid off. Pranam guruji!    

9:17 AM, July 08, 2013
Blogger Adil said...

EEK! The files not up - anyone out there with a valid link?? Please contact me


3:37 AM, April 01, 2018
Blogger Unknown said...

The files are not there. Desperately need those songs. Please contact me on


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