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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, May 28, 2006

Get High With the Music of Peacepipe

This band was formed during the early 90s but had just recently released their 12 track debut album in 2005. As per their record company press release, it states that the band's name was derived from the traditional Navajo tobacco pipe given by the Native Indians as a peace offering. Well, with this album, not only did they come bearing peace....but they also came with sunny, joyous beats, socio-political lyrics, under the guise of groovy reggae and ska-influenced songs.

This CD is a keeper and will make you think and dance at the same time! You'd definitely play all the songs in this album...from the amazing song that opens it, "Drop Your Gun" , up to the Dub Versions of the album tracks at the end, PinoyReggae at it's finest. Also, take note that this album was produced by another great PinoyReggae pioneer, Tropical Depression's Dominic "Papadom" Gamboa, who definitely sweetens the magical reggae cake for us natives so we can roll into the rhythm and feel Irie now.

The band is made up of Jerico Pilpil (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Marlon Legaspi (lead guitars), Rani Caldoza (vocals, percs), Cesar Ian Suratos (bass, vocals) and Goodwin Aguirre (drums). Check out their MySpace pages, unfortunately, a lot of American bands are also named "Peacepipe"...so just dig through it and you'd find their pages under "jahlive"...or if you're a bit lazy just click here. The CD album is widely available right now in most music stores in Manila, so make sure you grab yourself a copy or two. And on a last note, please send some love to the gentleman from Maguindanao, er, shatup!

Peacepipe - Peacepipe
(CD/Galaxy Records/GRPCD 101/2005/PH)


1. Drop Your Gun
2. Mr. Politician
3. Rain Dance
4. Kulay Ng Kalayaan
5. Boracay Sunrise
Get High With Me
7. Free Your Mind
8. April Fools
9. Ngiti
10. Why?(Do We Say Goodbye?)
Dub Your Gun
12. Dub Politricks


At May 29, 2006 1:33 AM, Blogger business voodoo said...

... what a great blog ...
thanks for the peace pipe tunes ... nice addition to the playlist!
peace & harmony,
'freedom must be exercised to stay in shape!'

At May 29, 2006 1:37 AM, Blogger ourpeboritp!o!p! said...

go grab the album...every song is great!

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