Friday, July 11, 2014

Orly Ilacad And The Ramrods

Sound 66

Side A
Let's Do the Jerk
I'm In Love With You
Never Be Blue
Feeling alright
U.S. Mail
I Love You

Side B
Little Girl
I Took My Baby Home
Dreaming Of You
Mama Do Jerkin'
Lonely Nights
Don't You Know

Bert Dominic

The Voice Of Bert Dominic

Side A
my Love Will Never die
I'm Sorry if i Hurt You
Please Give Me Your Love
Dearest One
One Little Kiss

Side B
Till My Dying Day
I'll Still Be true
No Love In My Heart
So alone And So Blue
Let Me Say You're Mine
Love Me

Friday, July 4, 2014

Tirso Cruz III

Tirso Cruz III

Side A
What Have You To Say
Both Sides Now
The Magic Of Love
Soul Deep
Give Me Your Love
Gimme Some More

Side B
If I Were A King
My Pledge Of Love
Please Be Mine
Baby Say No
Don't Let Go
In The Year 2525

Tirso Cruz III (born Tirso Silvano Cruz III, April 1, 1952) is a Filipino actor and singer. He is one of the famous actors in Philippine show business.

Nicknamed "Pip," his love team with Nora Aunor is regarded as the most famous love team in Philippine Cinema. Tirso was first managed by the late Douglas Quijano. He is recently known for his villainous and supportive characters on TV and movies.

He is married to Lynn Ynchausti-Cruz and has two sons (TJ and Bodie) and one daughter (Djanin).


Joey Ayala at Ang Bagong Lumad


Side A
Matina Hatinggabi
Buwan buwan

Side B
Manog Pawikan
Bagong Sayaw
Ulan Sa Siyudad
Ikaw Na May Baril

Joey Ayala (born José Íñigo Homer Lacambra Ayala on June 1, 1956 in Bukidnon, Philippines) is a Filipino singer, songwriter and former chairman of the music committee of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. He is well known for his style of music that combines the sounds of Filipino ethnic instruments with modern pop music. His public music life started when he released an album recorded in a makeshift-studio in 1982 in Davao City. To date, he has released fourteen albums.

Some of the Filipino ethnic instruments Ayala is known to use include the two-stringed Hegalong of the T'Boli people of Mindanao, the Kubing, the bamboo jaw harp found in various forms throughout the Philippines, and the 8-piece gong set, Kulintang, the melodical gong-rack of the indigenous peoples of the southern part of the country. He also uses modern instruments in his music, such as the electric guitar, bass guitar, synthesizer/sequencer and drums.

The name of his band "Bagong Lumad" literally means "New Native" - a name and philosophy that has been carried over into Bagong Lumad Artists Foundation, Inc., now a UNDP Responsible Party working on SiningBayan (Social Artistry) capacity-building projects with the Civil Service Commission, the Department of Education, and other GOs and NGOs in the Philippines.

Ayala also served as the (2008–10) Chairman and Vice-Chairman (2011–13) of the National Committee on Music under the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.

In 2013, Ayala entered the second Philippine Popular Music Festival as a composer and interpreter for the song called "Papel" where it was named as one the twelve finalists. The song features collaborations with rapper Gloc-9 and guest vocals of Denise Barbacena. He previously participated in 2012 as an interpreter for the song "Piso" written by Kristofferson Melecio.

In 2014, Joey Ayala was featured in the BBC Travel show episode for Philippines


Monday, June 16, 2014

The Youth

Ang Plakang Walang Pamagat

Side A
Super Nova Scum
Multo Sa Paningin
Magulo Buhay ng Tao
Anak Ka Ng Ina Mo
Mukha Ng Pera

Side B
Tao Po

The Youth is a Filipino rock band. Their music is a mixture of punk and alternative rock, influenced heavily by Wuds, a pioneering Filipino punk band.
First, it was called “Boyish Day”; the band was formed in 1989 composed of Dodong Cruz (Bass/Backup vocals), Erap Carrasco (Drums), Pat Epino (lead guitars) and Zaldy Carrasco (Lead singer). They played music suitable during the time, New wave, alternative and punk music, which was common on the radio station XB102’s Capital Radio. The station saw the origins of what would be one of the most famous local acts of the early 90’s.

Due to musical differences, the group separated and formed another groups. Dodong and Pat formed EnVoice, while Erap and Zaldy, together with John Olidan, formed the Obscure Tone. Whenever there were concerts, Dodong, Erap and John always volunteer to be front act in concerts when nobody doesn't want to be first. The trio became popular, and they decided to form a new group called The Youth. Their first underground hit song was say “AMEN”. Dodong was thereafter named as Kristo. Another member joined The Youth in the person of Raul Velez. Prior to release of The Youth's first album, John Olidan migrated to Canada. He was replaced by Robert Javier. With their diverse influences, The Youth was able to produce their very own signature sound.

In 1990, Richard Tan of Backbeat Records took them under his wing. They were able to record and release a self-titled independent album. Like any other indie productions, the album had limited success. It is considered a collector's item today.

The band started performing in different underground gigs. They even penned themselves as “Da Wol” while signing up for the 1990 RJ Battle of the Bands, a contest strictly for amateur bands only. That meant the band having not recorded an album yet. Even with the indie album under their belt, they made it to the top and won the contest. Shortly after, however, Velez and Olidan left the band. The departure of two members was immediately replaced by a single Robert Javier, forming the classic thee-piece line-up of The Youth. As soon as he started jamming with the band, he injected his own off-beat humor into the band’s songs and performances. Due to frontman Cruz’s persistence, Club Dredd finally agreed to book the band in 1991. Considering their high-volume, high-energy and highly-impromptu performances, the band slowly established a cult following after several months of gigs. Soon, they became a headliner of the club. Their shows were sold-out, sometimes twice a week or more. Thanks to their combined punk, alternative rock, hard rock and satirical humor, audiences ate up their irreverent humor and distinct musicality. People returned again and again, each performance having surprises.
Going Major

1993 witnessed the band’s signing to a major label. A few months after Eraserheads were signed to Sony Music, The Youth was contracted by MCA Music. This started the so-called “alternative music boom”. In 1994, the band released their debut album, "Album na Walang Pamagat" (trans. Album Without a Title). It contained the carrier single "Multo sa Paningin (Multong Bakla)," which became an instant hit. Javier started writing songs. The Youth gained massive airplay on many different rock stations across the nation, and the album was certified Platinum.

In 1995, The Youth finished recording their follow-up album, "Tao Po." However, the album's release was delayed as the band performed concerts all over the country. In 1997, the much-awaited "Tao Po" was finally released. Though the album sales were similar to that of their debut album, the reviews were mixed, partly due to alternative rock's commercial decline. With lack of airplay and promotion, gigs slowly declined. The Youth gained a name for creating riotous concerts. One example was at the Araneta Coliseum where the band was unable to play a single song due to riots that broke out whenever they started playing. The riots eventually stopped.
Breakup/Post-The Youth/Reunion

Relationships between members were a stress especially for the two opposing songwriters whose influences caused the break-up of the band. Fans were in complete shock when frontman Dodong Cruz pursued a solo career and unexpectedly scored a deal with JML Records, marking the end of the band’s heyday. The two remaining members went ahead and formed Warehouse Club. Cruz's solo career was a moderate success as his debut album, Experimento hit gold status. As the label revamped into a newly formed Star Records, Cruz faded into obscurity for several years.

Then in November 1999, The Youth reformed and performed at Mayric’s. The gig was supposed to be a one-night reunion show only. However, the band’s magic was ever-present which inspired them to continue recording and get back into the mainstream.

Currently, The Youth is composed of Dodong Cruz as the band's vocalist and guitarist, Robert Javier on bass and vocals, and Erap Carrasco on drums. In 2004, the band released a song as part of the Jack Daniel's In Session: Manila compilation.

In 2012, The Youth finally came back in the OPM rock music scene with their much awaited 5th and reunion album Pirata.


Current members:
    Dodong Cruz (vocals, guitarist)
    Erap Carrasco (drums)
    Robert Javier (bassist, vocals)

Former Members:
    Pat Epino (lead guitarist)
    John Olidan (bassist)
    Raul Velez (guitarist)




Side A
Monkey On My Back
Yugyugan Na
Piece Of This

Side B
Love To See
Hindi Nyo Alam
Don't Blink

P.O.T. was a Filipino rock band, formed in 1996 and disbanded in 2005. The band is fronted by Karl Roy who also fronted the bands Advent Call and Kapatid. The group is famous for their 1997 remake of the song "Yugyugan Na", originally performed by The Philippine Advisors in 1977. The band held their reunion concert on July 22, 2006 at the 70s Bistro in Quezon City.

The initials of the band name P.O.T. is an orphan initialism, declaring that it has no meaning at all or as what Karl Roy stated in an interview, fans of the band can freely decide in making up any meanings that fit the initials.

On March 13, 2012, Karl Roy reportedly died due to cardiac arrest. Hours after his death, Roy became the top trending topic on Twitter Philippines


    Karl Roy† – lead vocals
    Mally Paraguya – bass guitar
    Francis Reyes – guitars
    Ian Umali – guitars
    Paul Anthony Bonifacio- Guitars
    Jeff Lima – drums
    Harley Alarcon – drums
    Jayman Alviar – drums


    Tom Vinoya – Keyboards
    Jay Gapasin – Percussion

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Ilonah Jean

Ilonah Jean

Side A
Hoy! Mr. bolero
M.A.H.A.L. K.I.T.A.
Ba't Hindi Lumapit
I Miss You So
'Di Magwawakas

Side B
Sa Piling Mo Lang
Walang hindi (Kayang Gawin)
Ewan Ko Ba