Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Pen-Pen - (Ethnic Rock / OPM)

PEN PEN & Emil Sanglay - (Ethnic Rock)
The original members of PenPen:
Ramon Almazan, Emil Sanglay, Art Narcelles, Bob Nebriaga.

They had a short but memorable stint with Vicor recording, they were included in Freddie Aguilar's album Anak Pinoy. Their first concert was Anak Pinoy, at The Folk Arts Theater after the release of the said album. 1984... They joined the Metro Pop Fest Prof. Division and won 3rd place among other seasoned musicians. During this period, Emil replaced some members of the original band... and that's history.

This hard to find Ethnic Rock Group won various awards in Asia. Listen to the heavy guitar solos of Emil Sanglay in "Anting-anting" and "Sabungan".

TRACKS: (Listen Online or Download For Study)
Anak Pawis
Pen-Pen De Sarapen
Pinagpalang Lupa
Paraisong Naghihintay
Putok sa Buho
Sigaw ng Bundok

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The Wuds - Discography (OPM / Rock)

The Wuds were among the first -- and most influential -- punk rock bands in the Philippines. In the early '80s, punk bands began to form in the Philippines as economic woes and political unrest started to fuel a burgeoning underground scene. The Wuds, along with Third World Chaos, the Philippine Violators, the Betrayed, and the Dead Ends, roared their amps in a country once dominated by easy listening artists. Not surprisingly, there was little mainstream acceptance. Radio airplay was limited to Howlin' Dave's punk rock show on Manila radio station DZRJ. However, the Wuds and their peers found loyal support from the small independent label Twisted Red Cross and exposure through the Brave New World concerts. Given that rock audiences in the Philippines were divided between hippies and punks, violence was not uncommon; nevertheless, the Wuds were actually devout Krishna's, quite different from the public stereotyping of punk rockers as immoral troublemakers. Throughout the '80s, the Wuds remained outside of mass acceptance. In the early '90s, though, Manila underwent an alternative rock revolution and the Wuds were lauded as pioneers, especially by the popular punk group the Youth. The Wuds -- featuring Bobby Balingit (vocals, lead guitar), Alfred Guevara (vocals, rhythm guitar), and Allen Calixto (drums) -- released a long-waited debut album, At Nakalimutan Ang Diyos (And God Was Forgotten), in 1994. Raw and uncompromising, At Nakalimutan Ang Diyos solidified the Wuds' status as one of the Philippines' true punk rock bands.

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The Wuds - Armstalk (1985)

Tracks: (Listen Online or Download for Study)
01. Stupid People
02. Man in The Mirror
03. Teachers & Cheaters
04. Seen But Ignored
05. Sa Katulad Mo
06. Peace Be With You
07. Pera
08. Tahimik Hindi Magulo
09. Murder
10. Jail
11. Ang Mga Bata
12. Sana Hindi Minsan Mo Lang Akong Tingan

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The Wuds - At Nakalimutan ang Dios (1994)

Tracks: (Listen Online or Download for Study)
01. At Nakalimutan Ang Dios
02. Taong Hayop
03. Takipsilim
04. Silence sa Mental Hospital
05. Bayan-Bayanan
06. Di ko Yata Maintindihan
07. Metamorphosis
08. Multo
09. Pwesto
10. No Flag No Race
11. Sayang Ang Oras

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The Wuds - Gera (1996)
Tracks: (Listen Online as you click the song)
01 - Gera
02 - Shit Bowl Of Time
03 - Argumentum Ultimatum
04 - Ang Umibig Sa Iyo
05 - Parehong Lagi
06 - Radio-Friendly
07 - Butil Ng Asukal
08 - Panawagan Ng Katotohanan
09 - Love Song
10 - Ang Lyrics
11 - Sa Loob Ng Gulong
12 - Track 12

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The Wuds - Nakaupo Sa Puso (1997)

Tracks: (Listen Online or Download for Study)
01) Aham Brahmasmi (I am spirit)
02) Ang Isip Ko
03) Ang Yaman Ng Mundo
04) Walang Ibang Paraan
05) Supremo
06) Nakaupo Sa Puso
07) Langit
08) Komplikado
09) Sa Iyo Lamang

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The Dawn - Discography (OPM/Rock)

The Dawn is a Filipino rock band which first achieved commercial success during the late 1980s in the Philippines. The band broke up in 1995 with lead vocalist Jett Pangan forming another band, the Jett Pangan Group. The Dawn reunited in late 1999. The Dawn is considered the "longest-lived and most prolific rock band in the Philippines".

The Dawn was formed in 1985 by Teddy Diaz (vocals and guitars), JB Leonor (drums), Jett Pangan (lead vocals) and Clay Luna (bass). The band's name was derived from a portrait of the Holy Spirit that symbolized the dawn of a new day (probably found in a book given by the Sisters of the Holy Spirit to Teddy Diaz, as well as a crucifix which Teddy also received from the same sisterhood), called The Dawning of the Holy Spirit. Diaz, Leonor and Luna initially wanted a female vocalist; but in the course of their search, Jett Pangan auditioned and got the trio's unanimous nod. The quartet began performing in clubs and eventually recorded a demo of a song entitled "Enveloped Ideas," a copy of which they submitted to DWXB 102.7, a now-defunct Metro Manila–based FM radio station that played Alternative rock and New Wave music. It topped the radio station's charts in 1986, helping the group gain a cult following. Heavily influenced by the New Wave genre of the 1980s, "Enveloped Ideas" is distinct for its introductory operatic vocals a la Klaus Nomi.

In 1986, The Dawn signed with OctoArts International and, the next summer, released their eponymous debut album, which gained commercial success. Many felt that The Dawn would fill the void left behind by the Juan de la Cruz Band when their music slowly faded in the 1980s.

At the height of their popularity in 1988, and just weeks after the release of their second album I Stand With You, Teddy Diaz was stabbed to death in front of his girlfriend's house on August 21, 1988 by two men allegedly under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Despite the demise of Diaz, his influence is still felt among many guitarists today and he has become a legend among many Filipino musicians. The Dawn still considers Diaz to be the band's driving force to this day.

The band continued to play, at one time employing the services of a masked guitarist (nicknamed Zorro by some fans) in the absence of a permanent guitar player. Atsushi Matsuura, a Japanese guitarist who had earlier released a solo album in the Philippines under Ivory Records, took on lead guitar duties in January 1989. He was later replaced by Francis Reyes, former Afterimage guitarist, who was also a disc jockey at NU-107, a local alternative rock radio station. Reyes also happened to be Diaz's close friend. Classically trained session keyboardist Millette Saldajeno also joined the band in 1990 but was later replaced by Isidore Fernandez in 1992.

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The Dawn - The Dawn (1986)
The Dawn is the eponymous debut album of The Dawn, released in 1986. Its most prominent track is "Enveloped Ideas", the song that helped the band gain a cult following in the Philippines.

Tracks (Listen online or Download for Study)
01. Eneveloped Ideas
02. Dreams
03. Give Me The Night
04. Living Seed
05. Sing Me A New Song
06. Mad Game
07. Behind Shadows
08. Susi

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The Dawn - I stand with You (1988)

I Stand With You is the second studio album by The Dawn, released in 1988. This is the final album upon which guitarist and founding member Teddy Diaz played on before he was murdered on August 21, 1988.

01. Magtanim Ay Di Biro
02. The Moon
03. Let Me Dance
04. Wish You Were Here
05. Love (Will Set Us Free)
06. I Stand With You
07. Mga Kuya (Elder Brothers)
08. I'm Not Hurting Anymore

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The Dawn - Beyond The Bend (1989)
the third studio album of The Dawn, released in 1989. Salamat (Thank You), the first track in the album, is dedicated to the memory of Teddy Diaz, the band's guitarist, who was stabbed to death the year before.

Tracks (Listen online or Download for Study)
01. Salamat
02. Rain On Me
03. Hey Isabel
04. Rock Till you Drop
05. Beyond The bend
06. Little Paradise
07. His Name
08. Puno't Dulo

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The Dawn Live (1989)

01. Oh Fortuna
02. Salamat
03. Dreams
04. The Cure, The Cult Medley
05. Little Paradise
06. Enveloped Ideas
07. Beyond The Bend
08. Love (Will set us free)
09. Rock till You Drop
10. Magtanim ay di Biro

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The Dawn - Heart's Thunder (1990)
Heart's Thunder is the fourth studio album by The Dawn, released in 1990. It is the album on which guitarist Francis Reyes first played.

Tracks: (Listen Online or Download for study)
01. Alam Ko, Alam Nyo
02. It Will Never Be The Same
03. Old Man's Shoes
04. Vision Street
05. Run Away
06. Mahal Kong Ina
07. Purple Haze — originally by Jimi Hendrix
08. Magic Garden

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# 1992: Abot Kamay
# 1994: Puno't Dulo
# 1997: The Dawn: OPM Timeless Collection (Gold Series Compilation)
# 2000: Prodigal Sun
# 2004: Harapin
# 2006: Tulad ng Dati
# 2008: The Later Half of Day
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