I never did music for money, but I have a strong feeling that musicians should be respected for their talents, efforts and contribution to the society and they need fair living too. The album was released as “Waves Live – Purono Shrity”. I left for New York before it’s has been released. Lack of follow up, ad, supporting shows, which is a must to promote a new album was not done. So the album and Waves disappeared from the market again.
Following year, in ’96, I went to Bangladesh again and performed on BTV for the last time and that was my ultimate trip to Bangladesh. I had a plan to give another shot sometimes later on but some of the personal events hampered my plans. As Mick Jagger sings “You can’t always get what you want.”
So true. My younger daughter Jacklyn “Jackie” Melissa Sikder, who was 8 months old got untimely passing on March 2000. Forget about music, I even quit my IT career and stayed home about a year, just doing nothing. All my gears ended up in the storage. It was not planned that I quit music but something that I didn’t feel like I have a purpose for living or playing guitars. At one point, I even planned to put all my gears on e-bay but my wife didn’t let me. I picked up the guitar couple years later and realized….I forgot everything. Chords, finger style, which I love the most. Even my most favorite song I couldn’t remember.
So I started from the scratch again, putting maximum energy. Now I play every day just because I love it. I’m a man without a band now and there will be no Waves reunion. We’ve covered AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Eric Clapton, Queen, Kiss, The Police, The Beatles and many more for the first time in Bangladesh back in the 80s during the time that no band was covering those. There might be better bands nowadays but remember one thing, there will not be another Waves that started the fire. The Pioneers of Heavy Metal Music in Bangladesh with a style and attitude.