We Stand Alone Together
We Stand Alone Together is the third album of the Filipino rock band Bamboo and their first cover album. The first disc contains 8 tracks plus 1 hidden song; the songs "Tatsulok" and "Probinsyana" have been released as singles and have become instant hits on local radio. The album has a second disc with minus-one songs. "Cover Tracks" - Disc 1"Minus Tracks" - Disc 2Minus Ira Cruz"These Days" - 4:14 "As The Music Plays" - 4:34 "Children of The Sun" - 3:36 "Hallelujah" - 4:48 "Probinsyana" - 3:34Minus Nathan Azarcon"As The Music Plays" - 4:35 "Light Years" - 2:35 "Take Me Down" - 4:04 "These Days" - 4:14 "Probinsyana" - 3:33Minus Vic Mercado"As The Music Plays" - 4:36 "Mr. Clay" - 4:02 "Much Has Been Said..." - 5:27 "Hallelujah" - 4:55 "Probinsyana" - 3:32
Pinoy rock, or Filipino rock, is the brand of rock music produced in the Philippines or by Filipinos. It has become as diverse as the rock music genre itself, bands adopting this style are now further classified under more specific genres or combinations of genres like alternative rock, post-grunge, new wave, pop rock, punk rock, reggae, heavy metal and indie; because these genres are considered to fall under the broad rock music category, Pinoy rock may be more defined as rock music with Filipino cultural sensibilities. In the early 1960s, as electric instruments and new technology became available, instrumental American and British bands like The Shadows and The Ventures flourished. In 1963, during the British Invasion, bands such as The Beatles rose to mainstream audiences worldwide, their widespread popularity and their embrace of the counterculture injected the possibility of socio-political lyrics with mature comments on real life into popular music. Immensely influenced by this new breed of British artists, many Filipino bands began adopting similar musical styles.
One of the first popular Filipino balladeers was Bobby Gonzales, whose major hit was "Hahabul-Habol". Eddie Mesa, another teen idol from the period, became known as the "Elvis Presley of the Philippines". Back many Filipinos referred to rock bands as "combos", many of which used nontraditional instruments like floor-bass bongos and gas tanks. Into the early 1970s, Filipino music was growing more nationalistic and socio-political in nature, as well as using Tagalog more often. Pop music still dominated the airwaves with disco and funk bands such as the APO Hiking Society and Hotdog. Songs like Hotdog's "Ikaw ang Miss Universe ng Buhay Ko" combined Filipino and English within the same song; this helped innovate the so-called "Manila Sound". OPM became popular. However, emerging social and political consciousness somehow creeped into the industry with the traditional allied genres that are folk and rock music. Folk musicians and bands included Freddie Aguilar, Heber Bartolome and Florante. Asin, an ethnic-folk band, was the first commercial band to bring a pro-environment song to the airwaves with "Masdan Mo ang Kapaligiran".
Famous for providing subtle rebellious and peace messages behind its skillful vocal harmonizing, Asin gave the masses hits such as "Bayan Kong Sinilangan" and "Balita". Juan de la Cruz Band, a garage and blues-rock influenced group consisting of drummer Joey "Pepe" Smith, bassist Mike Hanopol, lead guitarist Wally Gonzales, are credited for ushering in the first "rock & roll revolution" in the Philippines that lasted from the late'60s to the late'70s. Being influenced by the counterculture, the bands of the'70s were known to have never been sidelined commercially and sometimes took the center stage by storm; the radio station DZRJ the AM weekend "Pinoy Rock and Rhythm" show hosted by the ex-Fine Arts student from Philippine Women's University named Dante David, a.k.a. Howlin' Dave, provided the much-needed publicity to Pinoy rock during this era. In the early to mid-1980s, groups like RP, with Goff Macaraeg and Bob Aves, Sinaglahi, UP Sintunado, Patatag and soloists like the nationalist folk rock singers Paul Galang and Jess Santiago, the progressive folk duo Inang Laya, the progressive Pinoy rock band The Jerks, Noel Cabangon were a hit on street concerts and campus tours.
These groups of artists reunited and formed Buklod, which Rom Donggeto of Sinaglahi, Noel Cabangon and Rene Bongcocan of Lingkod Sining took as their new band name when it disbanded after the EDSA Revolution. The Dawn is another Pinoy rock band; the Dawn released their independently released single "Enveloped Ideas" in 1986. Many music journalists and enthusiasts, as well as musicians themselves, attributed the flourishing in the mid-'80s of new wave and post-punk influenced bands to DWXB-FM, which began playing independently released singles of unsigned local bands. Other bands emerged including Dean's December, Ethnic Faces, Identity Crisis and Violent Playground, all of which were able to record and release their respective albums in the years that followed. Another band named; the group was established in July 1983. Guevara and Bobby Wuds Balingit were sing-along home boys that were born and bred in the streets of a tough Manila neighborhood. Before forming the group and Balingit had first created an acoustic folk singing group called Think God, playing covers of James Taylor and Crosby and Nash songs at various Shakey's Pizza parlors in the Philippines.
They changed their name to The Woods. Bobby Wuds continues to perform. During the start of the decade, The Hayp and AfterImage were among the prominent bands enjoying mainstream recognition. An underground music scene was burgeoning in some unknown bars in Manila. Red Rocks, together
Radio is the technology of signalling or communicating using radio waves. Radio waves are electromagnetic waves of frequency between 300 gigahertz, they are generated by an electronic device called a transmitter connected to an antenna which radiates the waves, received by a radio receiver connected to another antenna. Radio is widely used in modern technology, in radio communication, radio navigation, remote control, remote sensing and other applications. In radio communication, used in radio and television broadcasting, cell phones, two-way radios, wireless networking and satellite communication among numerous other uses, radio waves are used to carry information across space from a transmitter to a receiver, by modulating the radio signal in the transmitter. In radar, used to locate and track objects like aircraft, ships and missiles, a beam of radio waves emitted by a radar transmitter reflects off the target object, the reflected waves reveal the object's location. In radio navigation systems such as GPS and VOR, a mobile receiver receives radio signals from navigational radio beacons whose position is known, by measuring the arrival time of the radio waves the receiver can calculate its position on Earth.
In wireless remote control devices like drones, garage door openers, keyless entry systems, radio signals transmitted from a controller device control the actions of a remote device. Applications of radio waves which do not involve transmitting the waves significant distances, such as RF heating used in industrial processes and microwave ovens, medical uses such as diathermy and MRI machines, are not called radio; the noun radio is used to mean a broadcast radio receiver. Radio waves were first identified and studied by German physicist Heinrich Hertz in 1886; the first practical radio transmitters and receivers were developed around 1895-6 by Italian Guglielmo Marconi, radio began to be used commercially around 1900. To prevent interference between users, the emission of radio waves is regulated by law, coordinated by an international body called the International Telecommunications Union, which allocates frequency bands in the radio spectrum for different uses. Radio waves are radiated by electric charges undergoing acceleration.
They are generated artificially by time varying electric currents, consisting of electrons flowing back and forth in a metal conductor called an antenna. In transmission, a transmitter generates an alternating current of radio frequency, applied to an antenna; the antenna radiates the power in the current as radio waves. When the waves strike the antenna of a radio receiver, they push the electrons in the metal back and forth, inducing a tiny alternating current; the radio receiver connected to the receiving antenna detects this oscillating current and amplifies it. As they travel further from the transmitting antenna, radio waves spread out so their signal strength decreases, so radio transmissions can only be received within a limited range of the transmitter, the distance depending on the transmitter power, antenna radiation pattern, receiver sensitivity, noise level, presence of obstructions between transmitter and receiver. An omnidirectional antenna transmits or receives radio waves in all directions, while a directional antenna or high gain antenna transmits radio waves in a beam in a particular direction, or receives waves from only one direction.
Radio waves travel through a vacuum at the speed of light, in air at close to the speed of light, so the wavelength of a radio wave, the distance in meters between adjacent crests of the wave, is inversely proportional to its frequency. In radio communication systems, information is carried across space using radio waves. At the sending end, the information to be sent is converted by some type of transducer to a time-varying electrical signal called the modulation signal; the modulation signal may be an audio signal representing sound from a microphone, a video signal representing moving images from a video camera, or a digital signal consisting of a sequence of bits representing binary data from a computer. The modulation signal is applied to a radio transmitter. In the transmitter, an electronic oscillator generates an alternating current oscillating at a radio frequency, called the carrier wave because it serves to "carry" the information through the air; the information signal is used to modulate the carrier, varying some aspect of the carrier wave, impressing the information on the carrier.
Different radio systems use different modulation methods: AM - in an AM transmitter, the amplitude of the radio carrier wave is varied by the modulation signal. FM - in an FM transmitter, the frequency of the radio carrier wave is varied by the modulation signal. FSK - used in wireless digital devices to transmit digital signals, the frequency of the carrier wave is shifted periodically between two frequencies that represent the two binary digits, 0 and 1, to transmit a sequence of bits. OFDM - a family of complicated digital modulation methods widely used in high bandwidth systems such as WiFi networks, digital television broadcasting, digital audio broadcasting to transmit digital data using a minimum of radio spectrum bandwidth. OFDM has higher spectral efficiency and more resistance to fading than AM or FM. Multiple radio carrier waves spaced in frequency are transmitted within the radio channel, with each carrier modulated with bits from the incoming bitstream
Ira Cara Cruz is a multi-awarded Filipino musician and producer. He was a founding member of Filipino rock bands Hijo, Introvoys and Kapatid. Introvoys was formed in 1986 by 3rd-G Cristobal, Paco Arespacochaga, Jonathan Buencamino, their first album was a "diamond in the rough". After two singles, Dyna Records, the band's label, was ready to drop them like a hot potato. However, fate had a different plan. "However Which way", the band's third single shot all the way to No. 1 in Metro Manila in just 2 weeks. After a month, the song became the country's No. 1 song thus paving the way for a national tour for the Introvoys. Culled from the same album are certified No. 1 singles such as "Calling All Nations", "Maynila" and "Lullabye", among many others. Their second album sealed Introvoys' status in the mainstream. Born from this album were songs that are now classified as standard hits; these songs are "Will I Survive", "Di Na Ko Aasa Pa", "Binibini" and "Are You Happy". The album shot to quadruple platinum status earning the Introvoys the tagged "the No. 1 Band in the Land!".
In 1994, they released the album Line to Heaven which has melodies that are catchy and pop-inflected, some of which are imbedded in rock-styled arrangements. The carrier single was written after Arespacochaga suffered a terrible tragedy, the loss of his parents in a car accident, he left the band in 1996 rejoined in 2000. Ira Cruz, who had played with Introvoys from 1987 to 1991, joined Kapatid. In 2001, Ira rejoined Introvoys for the short-lived reunion run. Kapatid came together through an informal gathering of friends with diverse musical talents in other bands; the original lineup included Karl Roy of Advent Call and P. O. T.. In 2002, the band went on to release their debut album "Edsa 524"; the album contains the singles "Pagbabalik Ng Kwago", "I like it like this", "Visions". The band split apart rather with a couple of members leaving for other bands under less than amicable circumstances. Roy stated of the breakup, "There was lots of talk about brotherhood and respect and the joy of playing music together.
Things didn’t turn that way. The band split apart rather as a couple of members left for another band, under less amicable circumstances. First, Ira left, Nathan followed, the two hooked up with Bamboo." In 2003, after living in Los Angeles following the Rivermaya tour in America, Mañalac returned to the Philippines. Azarcon introduced Mañalac to Cruz and Vic Mercado and together, they formed Bamboo. In January 2011, News had been circulating that Bamboo has disbanded. DJ KC Montero of Wave 89.1 confirmed the breakup via Twitter. Montero clarified that all the members of the band "have decided to move on," and that he does not know why they called it quits; the group has not released an official statement according to ABS-CBNNews.com. Bamboo's lead vocalist Francisco "Bamboo" Mañalac confirmed the breakup of his band in an official statement posted before midnight of January 11 on the group's website. In February 2004, Bamboo released their debut album; the album was certified Double Platinum by the Philippine Association of the Record Industry.
A double-disc repackaged edition was released in 2005. The first single from the album, "Noypi", was a rock anthem that captivated the hearts of the youth and sparked patriotism in the Philippines; the album contains ten tracks, with three in Tagalog, namely: "Noypi", "Hudas", "Masaya". The initial release of the album used a white cover, while a second black-cover release in the year contained six bonus tracks and three video clips of "Noypi", "Masaya", "Mr. Clay"; the album was honored at the AWIT Awards, NU Rock Awards, MTV Pilipinas Music Awards. The Awit Awards honored them as the Best Performance of a New Duo or Group Recording Artists for their performance of "Noypi"; the song was honored as Best Rock Recording of the Year and People's Choice Favorite Song of the Year. Bamboo received the MTV Award for Favorite New Artist in a Video, Favorite Group Video, Favorite Song for "Noypi"; the NU Rock Awards honored the band with the awards for Listener's Choice, Song of the Year, Band of the Year.
Mercado was additionally honored as Best Drummer. Rumors circulating the Pinoy rock scene were rampantly claiming that Roy wrote "Noypi" and that Azarcon stole the song from him; the truth about the recording was offered in a 2008 interview with Karl Roy, presented in Rogue Magazine. Nathan had written the megahit rock anthem "Noypi" for Kapatid, but Karl didn't like it. "It takes a while for me to like a song," Karl explains, to this day, he regrets not paying enough attention to what Nathan was doing. The album was honored at the AWIT Awards, NU Rock Awards, MTV Pilipinas Music Awards; the band won Awit Awards for Best Performance of a New Duo or Group Recording Artists for their performance of "Noypi". The song was honored as Best Rock Recording of the Year and People's Choice Favorite Song of the Year; the band received the MTV Award for Favorite New Artist in a Video, Favorite Group Video, Favorite Song for "Noypi". The NU Rock Awards honored the band with the awards for Listener's Choice, Song of the Year, Band of the Year.
In 2005, Bamboo released their second album, Light Peace Love. The album received the Awit Award for Album of the Year; the album was certified Platinum by PARI. The song "Much Has Been Said" received
Tomorrow Becomes Yesterday
Tomorrow Becomes Yesterday is the fourth and final album of the band Bamboo. It is the first release of original material by the band since 2005's Light Peace Love, it achieved platinum status on September 28, 2008. In 2010, they released a repackaged version of the album and a bonus DVD containing music videos of the singles released in the album. Francisco "Bamboo" Mañalac - Vocals Nathan Azarcon - Bass Ira Cruz - Guitars Vic Mercado - Drums
Alternative rock is a style of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1980s and became popular in the 1990s. In this instance, the word "alternative" refers to the genre's distinction from mainstream rock music; the term's original meaning was broader, referring to a generation of musicians unified by their collective debt to either the musical style or the independent, DIY ethos of punk rock, which in the late 1970s laid the groundwork for alternative music. At times, "alternative" has been used as a catch-all description for music from underground rock artists that receives mainstream recognition, or for any music, whether rock or not, seen to be descended from punk rock. Alternative rock broadly consists of music that differs in terms of its sound, social context and regional roots. By the end of the 1980s, magazines and zines, college radio airplay, word of mouth had increased the prominence and highlighted the diversity of alternative rock, helping to define a number of distinct styles such as noise pop, indie rock and shoegaze.
Most of these subgenres had achieved minor mainstream notice and a few bands representing them, such as Hüsker Dü and R. E. M. had signed to major labels. But most alternative bands' commercial success was limited in comparison to other genres of rock and pop music at the time, most acts remained signed to independent labels and received little attention from mainstream radio, television, or newspapers. With the breakthrough of Nirvana and the popularity of the grunge and Britpop movements in the 1990s, alternative rock entered the musical mainstream and many alternative bands became successful. In the past, popular music tastes were dictated by music executives within large entertainment corporations. Record companies signed contracts with those entertainers who were thought to become the most popular, therefore who could generate the most sales; these bands were able to record their songs in expensive studios, their works sold through record store chains that were owned by the entertainment corporations.
The record companies worked with radio and television companies to get the most exposure for their artists. The people making the decisions were business people dealing with music as a product, those bands who were not making the expected sales figures were excluded from this system. Before the term alternative rock came into common usage around 1990, the sort of music to which it refers was known by a variety of terms. In 1979, Terry Tolkin used the term Alternative Music to describe the groups. In 1979 Dallas radio station KZEW had a late night new wave show entitled "Rock and Roll Alternative". "College rock" was used in the United States to describe the music during the 1980s due to its links to the college radio circuit and the tastes of college students. In the United Kingdom, dozens of small do it yourself record labels emerged as a result of the punk subculture. According to the founder of one of these labels, Cherry Red, NME and Sounds magazines published charts based on small record stores called "Alternative Charts".
The first national chart based on distribution called the Indie Chart was published in January 1980. At the time, the term indie was used to describe independently distributed records. By 1985, indie' had come to mean a particular genre, or group of subgenres, rather than distribution status; the use of the term alternative to describe rock music originated around the mid-1980s. Individuals who worked as DJs and promoters during the 1980s claim the term originates from American FM radio of the 1970s, which served as a progressive alternative to top 40 radio formats by featuring longer songs and giving DJs more freedom in song selection. According to one former DJ and promoter, "Somehow this term'alternative' got rediscovered and heisted by college radio people during the 80s who applied it to new post-punk, indie, or underground-whatever music". At first the term referred to intentionally non–mainstream rock acts that were not influenced by "heavy metal ballads, rarefied new wave" and "high-energy dance anthems".
Usage of the term would broaden to include new wave, punk rock, post-punk, "college"/"indie" rock, all found on the American "commercial alternative" radio stations of the time such as Los Angeles' KROQ-FM. Journalist Jim Gerr wrote that Alternative encompassed variants such as "rap, trash and industrial". In December 1991, Spin magazine noted: "this year, for the first time, it became resoundingly clear that what has been considered alternative rock – a college-centered marketing group with lucrative, if limited, potential- has in fact moved into the mainstream"; the bill of the first Lollapalooza, an itinerant festival in North America conceived by Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell, reunited "disparate elements of the alternative rock community" including Henry Rollins, Butthole Surfers, Ice-T, Nine Inch Nails and the Banshees and Jane's Addiction. That same year, Farrell coined the term Alternative Nation. In the late 1990s, the definition again became more specific. In 1997, Neil Strauss of The New York Times defined alternative rock as "hard-edged rock distinguished by brittle,'70s-inspired guitar riffing and singers agonizing over their problems until they take on epic proportions".
Defining music as alt
Francisco Gaudencio Lope Belardo Mañalac, popularly known as Bamboo Mañalac or by the mononym Bamboo, is a Filipino American musician and singer-songwriter. He began his career as vocalist and original frontman of Rivermaya and fronted his own band, Bamboo. Bamboo band disbanded in 2011 and Mañalac pursued a solo career and released his first solo album, No Water, No Moon. Mañalac is famous for his vocals, his musical and vocal talents as well as his band's polished sound have made him a rock icon in the Philippines. Mañalac was born in Quezon City, Philippines to Filipino parents, his family immigrated to San Francisco, California when he was 10 years old and spent the rest of his childhood there. He was coincidentally after his home city, his mother gave him the nickname "Bamboo". Rivermaya's roots came from a band named Xaga consisting of Jesse Gonzales on vocals, Kenneth Ilagan on guitars, Nathan Azarcon on bass guitar, Rome Velayo on drums, Rico Blanco on keyboards and backing vocals; the band was managed by director Chito S. Roño.
In the process of grueling practice sessions, Ilagan was replaced with Perf de Castro. With Mañalac as frontman, the band members themselves decided to disband Xaga and form the band Rivermaya, they started putting together original songs like "Ulan", "214", "Awit ng Kabataan" in demo form for prospective recording companies. Since its formation, the band has launched several successful albums, received numerous awards, has undertaken several successful concerts and tours. After the band's successful US and Canada tours, Mañalac decided to leave the band and stay in the United States, his last performance with the band was on October 10, 1998, in Oakland, CA. Despite of the popular belief and rumors saying that he was removed from the group due to drug addiction, Mañalac dismissed this as a mere "fan theory" claiming that he doesn't smoke and haven't tried taking drugs since out of curiosity, he went back to school in San Francisco and Los Angeles and took up English and Film, his major and did several odd jobs.
In 2002, after living in Los Angeles following the Rivermaya tour in America, Mañalac returned to the Philippines. His former bandmate in Rivermaya, Nathan Azarcon, introduced him to Vic Mercado. All of them joined together and formed the band. Since the band had launched four successful albums, received numerous awards. Rumors were spreading on January 10, 2011 after KC Montero tweeted on Twitter that the band has decided to call it quits. On January 11, 2011, Mañalac published an official statement in the band's official website, he said: In 2012, Mañalac released his debut album, No Water, No Moon, under the label of PolyEast Records. The album consists 12 tracks with "Questions" as its carrier single; the album reached gold record in February 2013 after selling more than 7,500 copies. In January 2012, Mañalac joined ASAP 18 as a performer in the show. On February 10, 2013, during an appearance on the last episode of Sarah G. Live, Bamboo Mañalac hinted that he would be working with Sarah Geronimo after they both finished performing a production number together.
On February 14, 2013, ABS-CBN aired a promotional plug during the airtime of the pre-primetime television drama Kahit Konting Pagtingin, confirming Bamboo Mañalac's stint in The Voice of the Philippines as coach and judge. In an interview made by ABS-CBN News, Mañalac provided a statement regarding his stint on the show, "I'm ready to be a coach. There's a time for everything and this is it." When asked on what kind of artist will he would like to coach, he said, “I’ve been listening to rock for a long time but I listen to other genres from rock to pop to folk to everything. I want someone, open to all kinds of music. In October 2015, four years after the release of his first album, Bamboo released his second solo album entitled Bless this Mess; the 10-track album was recorded in Grand Street Recording Studio, New York. Mañalac has kids. Solo albums No Water, No Moon Bless This Mess with Bamboo As the Music Plays Light Peace Love We Stand Alone Together Tomorrow Becomes Yesterday with Rivermaya Rivermaya Trip Atomic Bomb NOTE: This list only includes Mañalac's regular television shows.
Short television guestings are not included. Official website