The End of Trinh’s Music

Trinh Cong Son’s music has been reinterpreted many times before, yet no one dares to make his songs sound “sen.” Well, not until Manh Quynh covers “Xin Tra No Nguoi.” He has done a pretty damn good job of killing the song. I can’t listen to it anymore even from the incomparable rendition by Tuan Ngoc. These days every singer still comes out with a Trinh’s songbook, but if Manh Quynh releases one, I am sure everyone else would stop, and we might as well burry his tunes.