In the short break between inking issues of comics, I took a few hours to finally digitize some old cassette tapes I had from the early 90′s. I had recorded various demos and live performances by local Filipino bands from LA 105.9 and NU 107, both stations are now unfortunately defunct.
One favorite tape of mine is a few songs from NU107′s Acoustic Christmas on December 20, 1994, where the Youth, with vocals and guitars by my idol, Dodong Cruz, performed “Mukhang Pera”.
Audio is hosted at archive.org
Dodong is, in my opinion, one of the greatest Filipino rock guitarists and vocalists ever. I hope he continues to make great music.
From the same broadcast, here’s The Dawn with “Abot Kamay”
And here’s After Image with “Tag-Ulan”.
With NU 107 now off the air, I thought it would be nice to archive some of the nice bits from its history somehow.
I also found another recording, this time by Bagiw or Bag-iw, from their now long out of print cassette of the same title. This song is “45 Seconds (in July 16)”, which is the song they wrote in remembrance of the cataclysmic Luzon Earthquake of July 16, 1990 which devastated Baguio (where the band is based), Cabanatuan City, La Union and other nearby areas.
The photos used in this video are from:
This particular earthquake was also the same one that served to push me to write and draw “Dead Heart Stories: July 16″ in 1996.