oUr PeBoRiT PiNoY P!O!P!

Intro of sorts, this blog is just a look at the past, present & future of the assorted music released by bands & artists in the Philippines & the numerous ones based outside the motherland...from Rock, Reggae, Alternative, Folk, Indiepop, Electronica, New Wave, Goth, Punk, etc. Well, some did ask me, why do I have to call it POP...'my music is this and that and it's anything but' you might say...well, click here for the reason. Anyway, turn up the volume!

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Music For The Masses

14 months ago, I tried to make a blog about Philippine based music...due to conflict of schedule and plain laziness, I never even got around to the 2nd page of that blog.

I wanted to sort and update past and recent discographies of old and new bands so it will be easier for music collectors like me to hunt down and discover past and present music gems.

Anyways, the music scene in Manila is a mixture of all the genres you can imagine...from Rock, Reggae, Alternative, Folk, Indiepop, Electronica, New Wave, Hip-Hop, Goth, Punk, Jazz, etc...and ofcourse the Pop ballads that seem to make it to the radio and TV stations playlists.

"Pop" music....if you check it on some dictionary, would mean music produced commercially for profit or some music that would appeal to everyone's taste....so how come the music that I grew up with are not the ones that are popular to the masses? the record companies won't even re-issue the classic music that should have been played in everyone's household...from the underground bands that played in the wee hours of the morning in shady and smoky clubs and the bedroom pop music produced DIY by the indiepop underground youth from the suburbs?

Hopefully these bands can take back the word P!O!P! and be the ones that become popular to the masses...because their music should be the ones to inspire the next wave of musicians....I hope I can post in detail some of the best music from the past and present and future music scenes, may it be from the major label bands or the unknown indie band who can't even get their music played in a decent radio station or club. May all their respective tribes and followers multiply. Please leave your politics, egos, musical biases by the door...and play it LOUD.


At October 04, 2006 5:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey man! i used to have this brilliant tape i got from some music shop back in the day, and it was a compilation of really cool pinoy underground bands as well, the comp was called "RISE OF THE MARTIAL LAW BABIES"! ever come across this? was a really cool album.


At September 09, 2013 9:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

he,he,he this might be 7 years late anonymous and not really sure but i
think it's a TRC -Twisted Red Cross Release back in the day. An independent label releasing pinoy punk bands.


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