Wednesday, February 24, 2010

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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