The Jerks

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The Jerks
Origin Manila, Philippines
Genres Rock, Pinoy rock
Years active 1979–present
Labels Star Records
Members Chikoy Pura
Edwin Aguilar
Paulo Manuel
Past members Jun Lupito
Angelo Villegas
Flor Mendoza (deceased)
Paolo Manuel
Paul Benitez
Jong Cablitas
Gils Dawag
Boy Matriano
Heli Umali
Rene Tengasantos
Brutus Lacano
Rey Abella
Nitoy Adriano
Pino Fernandez
Loy Biscaro

The Jerks is a rock band from the Philippines, formed in 1979 and is perhaps the original alternative rock and blues band in the Philippines. The band has undergone a lot of member changes and notably a lot of the previous members of the band are now certified icons themselves in the music scene.[citation needed] Members like Chickoy Pura, Nitoy Adriano, Jun Lupito, Angelo Villegas, and others have carved names in their respective niches. Other performers who have played with the Jerks is former Put3ska drummer Brutus Lacano as a session musician, and drummer Benjie Santos.[citation needed]

Despite having been formed in 1979, they only released their debut record in 1994 entitled The Jerks Live, released under Gary Granada's Backdoor Records. It was recorded live at the legendary Mayric's bar and showcases the raw, passionate musicality of the band never before put into record. The Jerks also released a self-titled album in the late '90s.[citation needed]

By 1997, Star Records managed to convince the band to record a major label album called Haligi Ng Maynila, produced by ABS-CBN's Gabby Lopez, which gave the band the opportunity to reach a wider audience. This paved the way to the band winning the 1998 NU Rock Award for Best Album and the 1998 Katha Award for Best Rock Song, "Reklamo ng Reklamo".

The Jerks still perform regularly around Manila in bars like The 70s Bistro, Tiendesitas and Route 196 in Katipunan Extension.[1][2]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Pastor, Pam (2006-10-16). "ALL ROADS lead to ROUTE 196!". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2007-09-25. 
  2. ^ "Shows and Events:The Jerks". Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-09-25. 
Awards
Preceded by
"P.O.T."
P.O.T.
NU Rock Awards
Album of the Year
"The Jerks"

1998
Succeeded by
"Grip Stand Throw" & "Serve In Silence"
Sandwich (band) & Wolfgang