‘Manila Sound Project’ sa Hardrock at Subic nakakapanindig-balahibo

PARANG look back in time ang nangyari nung pinanood namin ang Manila Sound Project bago mag-Kwaresma sa Hardrock Café at Sabado de Gloria sa Subic in the company of  event organizer Sonny Parsons (Hagibigs) and  Direk George Vail K.

I found out  kaibigan pala nila Sonny, Mally at Manny Rigor ng VST si Direk George Vail. Si Manny Rigor ay naging estudyante pa ni Direk George at nagkasama pa raw sila sa isang play na pinagbidahan pa ni Direk George ang “Paglilitis Ni Mang Serapio” sa UP Los Baños na dinirek naman ng award-winng scriptwriter na si Tom Adrales.

Sobrang tinilian ng full-packed crowd ng mga fans noong kapanahunan nila at pati na rin ng mga  younger set kasama kami roon na tumitili sa  kahusayan ng pinagsanib-pwersa ng mga sikat na banda at music group noon tulad ng orig na si  Joey Abando (lead singer of Boyfriends band),  Rene Garcia (Hotdog band),  Sonny Parsons (Hagibis band), etc. Kinanata nila ang mga popular na Bongga Ka Day, Annie Batumbakal, Awitin Mo Isasayaw Ko, Rock Baby Rock, Legs,Katawan, Bato Sa Buhangin, etc.

Sobra ring tinilian ang walang kupas na kagandahan ni Masso Diaz (only rose among the thorns).

Nanginig at maluha-luha kami sa rendition ng bagong dalawang miyembro ng Manila Sound nang i-duet nila ang The Prayer, grabeehh as hebigat talaga ang kanilang version.

Nagkaroon din ng libreng move over concert ang Manila Sound sa Board Walk, Subic  nung April 23 kung saan dun nag-celebrate ng kanyang birthday si Direk Geore Vail (Ibuking ba kahit sinabi ng classified ang info hahaha__ED.)

Wala pa kami sa mundo nang ipinanganak ang Manila Sound. Sabi ng Wikepedia: Manila Sound ay isang musical genre in the Philippines that began in the late 1960s in Manila, flourished in the early to mid 1970s, and waned before the onset of the 1980s. It is often considered the “bright side” of the Martial
Law era and has influenced all modern genres in the country by being the forerunner to OPM.

Manila Sound is typified and was popularized by the pop rock band Hotdog with its many hit singles, “Ikaw Ang Miss Universe Ng Buhay Ko” (“You Are the Miss Universe Of My Life”), “‘Manila.'”  In its later period, Manila Sound was dominated by the disco mania that swept the Philippines, led by groups such as VST & Co., The Boyfriends, and Wadab, among others. Alternately described as “the marshmallow sound,” Manila Sound generated a string of calculated radio hits by groups such as Cinderella, VST & Co., Apolinario Mabini Hiking Society, Florante, Rico J. Puno, Sharon Cuneta, and many others.

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