Radioactive Sago Project

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Radioactive Sago Project
Origin Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Genres Pinoy rock, alternative rock, ska punk, jazz fusion, salsa
Years active 1999–present
Labels Viva Records (2000)
Terno Recordings(2004–present)
Associated acts Dead Ends, Karayom Garage
Website Radioactive Sago Project
Members Lourd de Veyra (vocals)
Junji Lerma (guitar)
Francis de Veyra (bass)
Wawi Anzano (trumpet)
Pards Tupas (trombone)
Roxy Modesto (alto saxophone)
Arwin Nava (percussions)
Jay Gapasin (drums)
B-Boy Garcia (turntables)

Radioactive Sago Project is a Filipino jazz rock band formed in 1999 in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. The band's sound is a fusion of spoken-word poetry, bebop jazz, and punk. Subjects in their material range from politics, drugs, alcohol, random musings and current issues.

Fronted by award-winning poet Lourd de Veyra, the band has released four albums. The first, a self-titled album, was released under Viva Records in 2000. This was followed by Urban Gulaman in 2004 and Tangina Mo Andaming Nagugutom sa Mundo Fashionista Ka Pa Rin in 2007 and Ang Itlog at ang Demonyo in 2014, all under Terno recordings.

Albums[edit]

  • The Radioactive Sago Project - Viva Records, 2000
  • Urban Gulaman - Terno Recordings, 2004
  • Tangina Mo Andaming Nagugutom sa Mundo Fashionista Ka Pa Rin - Terno Recordings, 2007
  • Ang Itlog at ang Demonyo - Terno Recordings, 2014

Compilation albums[edit]

Trivia[edit]

In 2000, the band released its first single, "Gusto Ko Ng Baboy", about a young man's fascination with pigs since his childhood. As the song progresses, it becomes a political tirade against corruption.

In 2004, they released the single "Astro", from Urban Gulaman, depicting a person's addiction to cigarette smoking. This was titled after Astro, a now-defunct, cheap brand of cigarettes sold in impoverished areas. The song was used in the Pinoy/Blonde soundtrack the following year. A second single entitled "Alaala ni Batman" was also released. It tells the story of a man's idolization of Batman since his childhood. The song progresses into ruminations on politics and society, and how these factors contribute to the demise of Philippine economy and society. At the end of the song, the persona jumps off the top of a building believing he could fly, only to realize that Batman cannot fly.

In 2005, the band received three nominations at the MTV Pilipinas Video Music Awards for Favorite Group, Best Video, and Best Director (R.A. Rivera). The band won Best Video, and Best Director (R.A. Rivera).

Members[edit]

  • Lourd de Veyra - vocals
  • Francis De Veyra - bass
  • Jay Gapasin - drums
  • Junji Lerma - guitar
  • Wowie Ansano - trumpet
  • Pards Tupas - trombone
  • Roxy Modesto - saxophone
  • Arwin Nava - percussion
  • B-Boy Garcia - turntables

Past members[edit]

  • EJ Delgado - guitars
  • Rastem Eugenio - saxophone
  • Ryan Zapanta - saxophone

Singles and music videos[edit]

  • "Gusto ko ng Baboy"
  • "Astro"
  • "Gin Pomelo"
  • "Hello Hello"
  • "Wasak na Wasak"
  • "Kapalaran" (original by Rico J. Puno)
  • "Alaala ni Batman"
  • "Alkohol" (original by Eraserheads)
  • "Syotang Pa-Class" (original by APO Hiking Society)
  • "Alak, Sugal, Kape, Babae, Kabaong"
  • "Trip" ("Recorded from Tower Sessions")
  • "Super Hatdog"

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