QUOTE(Selkies @ Sep 4 2008, 07:02 AM) [snapback]3908590[/snapback]
i like parokya they are originals same with eraserheads but i have too agree kamikazee is crap they trying to be rockstars they don't come with something orginal they just copy style of what was before them lousy fukers.
Yeah, Kamikazee is only following New Found Glory. I like Imago and Moonstar88's earlier work.
Just some Random thoughts on Filipino music in general:
The old Bamboo Rivermaya and the Rico Rivermaya were great.
Hmmm. Yano, Sampaguita, Asin, Freddie Aguilar, Joey Ayala form the timeless Rock classics for our country. Their bold experiments in music gives us all a unique identity to be proud of.
Of course, Eraserheads, Parokya ni Edgar, and Rivermaya definitely paved the way for today's modern bands.
Call me emo, but I am a fierce Aegis fan. When I was still in the Philippines, I was really into Side A, Freestyle, South Border, MYMP who had many songs in English which I preferred then, but now I prefer listening Filipino music in Filipino languages.
If 6th Day were based in the Philippines, they would have reached Boys II men status in our country. Search for them, you'll know what I mean.
Sugarfree with Ebi, and Rocksteddy are probably some of the more underrated bands. Sugarfree could possibly reach legendary status with proper promotion.
I miss the era of Wolfgang and Razorback.
Sadly enough, it's only when I left the country when I started looking for Filipino music and really compiling my favorite Filipino music that I like and searching for more. My interest in Filipino music peaked as a result of trying to find closure with my roots while being transplanted in a foreign land. I gladly assume the mantle of the Filipino music expert among my Filipino friends here and gladly compile Filipino CD's for those Fil-Ams who are not familiar with life in the Philippines but want to get in touch, and American friends who feel adventurous enough to listen to crazy foreign music.
I had to feel homesick before I appreciated the music that was there for me all along, and when I play Filipino music on my speakers, Ipod, or on youtube, I sometimes think it sort of transports me back to a familiar place and time.
Anyway, I also agressively find information about Filipino musicians and vocalists who have reached stardome outside the Philippines. It's always nice to hear good news about our fellow countrymen.