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!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

...and the land of rubber shoes and dirty ice cream and debut album and Orange and Lemons and...

It was December 2003 when the very first release of independent label Terno Recordings was unveiled to the public. The initial release was "Love In The Land of Rubber Shoes and Dirty Ice Cream" and the band is called Orange and Lemons.

The band's debut album was only packaged in a simple cardboard type CD sleeve made out of recycled paper but packed with ten melodic-pop goodies. Some might have called this music as new wave, some might call it guitarpop, janglepop, neo-aco by our Hapones friends or gitarrenpop by the Alemans, songs that could have been played alongside mid 80s UK indie guitar music but the songs in the album had the undeniable OPM touch by passing through to the roads leading to the music of Rey Valera and
APO Hiking Society
while doing a long stretch via, er, Northern England as it was heavily influenced by a lot of 80s bands (i.e. The Smiths, The Housemartins, The Wild Swans etc) and some 60s music (i.e early Beatles).

Although the band has been playing gigs since around 1999, they have always been under the music collectors' radar for most of their early years. With the release of this 10 track album, the simple, wonderful melodies, great vocal harmonies and catchy lyrics and upbeat instrumentations pulled in new people into their musical pop filled world, whether the listeners are from different generations or different nationalities. This is just one of those albums that you have to play and listen to as a whole so you can get some additional practice on your head bopping, head shaking, your unstoppable finger taps, wild air guitar strums and equally fast air drumming and foot stomps.

The band is made up of Clem Castro (Lead guitars-vocals), Mcoy Fundales (Acoustic guitars-vocals), JM Del Mundo (Bass) and Ace Del Mundo (Drums). Clem and Mcoy take turns in filling-in the lead vocals of the songs...one odd and one even...better than doing jack-en-poy (um, rock, paper & scissors for you non-Pinoys...) before shows and recordings! Hopefully we'll be hearing their third album by the latter part of the year.

Check out the DIY video of "Days and Nights". this was was made by one of the band's close friend which captures some of the early gigs (and antics) of the band...this is better than any official video from this debut. Thanks to Tonet M. for making, posting and sharing this!

I also recently saw the Terno Recordings website and the shop section had a picture of the CD but with a different art work, so i'm not too sure if the label had changed it recently for their re-pressed CDs.

Orange And Lemons - Love In The Land of Rubber Shoes and Dirty Ice Cream
(CD/Dec-2003/Terno Recordings/TER001/PH)


1. A Beginning Of Something Wonderful
2. Just Like A Splendid Love Song
3. Kailangan Kita
My Butterfly
Armageddon Is Coming To Town
6. She's Leaving Home
7. When I'm With You
8. Isang Gabi
Hey, Please
10. Days And Nights (scroll up & watch the video again)

Here's an extra fruit serving...an early pre-Terno radio session...um, about a few years earlier than their debut album...when no one was listening (circa 1999 or 2000). Enjoy!

Kailangan Kita - Live Radio Session


At August 27, 2006 3:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have a great site! But you have to promote it well to get a good exposute. Did you try to have a press release?

At August 28, 2006 12:28 PM, Blogger spanx said...


daig mo pa ang mga noypi sa cubao sa encyclopediac OPM knowledge mo, nyetel!!!

keep it up!

(the blog, i mean.) hehehe!

At August 28, 2006 5:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i like juz like a splendid love song!! its cute.. thats only song i knew and ofcourse ung soundtrack ng pinoy big brother.. thanks for the info!!

At August 29, 2006 1:14 PM, Anonymous antonette said...

watch out for the 3rd album. i heard some of the tracks already. i love it! it's a mixture of light and heavy tracks...well basing from what i heard.

At August 29, 2006 7:27 PM, Blogger ourpeboritp!o!p! said...

mmmm, press conference in Cubao...okey yun ah...thanks for dropping by people...

Antonette...when can we hear the new songs!! there should be a demo that record companies can tease fans with...tsk tsk tsk!
I can't wait to (fully)hear the new songs!

At August 30, 2006 1:59 PM, Anonymous antonette said...

i am not sure when. i hope they'll put teaser tracks when they update the website.

i'll keep you guys updated. :)

At August 31, 2006 2:17 AM, Blogger eLf ideas said...

Keep it up! Your blog is so helpful in promoting obscure and not-so-obscure Filipino bands.

At September 20, 2006 9:33 AM, Anonymous antonette said...

i think clem just uploaded some new tracks in their myspace.


hope this helps. :)


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