Radioactive Sago Project
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|Radioactive Sago Project|
|Origin||Quezon City, Philippines|
|Genres||Alternative rock, ska punk, jazz fusion, salsa|
Viva Records (2000)|
Lourd de Veyra|
Francis de Veyra
Radioactive Sago Project is a Filipino jazz rock band formed in 1999 in Quezon City, 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.
- 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
- Supersize Rock (Warner Music Philippines, 2004)
- Ultraelectromagneticjam!: The Music Of The Eraserheads (Sony BMG Music Philippines, 2005)
- The Best Of Manila Sound: Hopia Mani Popcorn (Viva Records, 2006)
- Environmentally Sound: A Select Anthology of Songs Inspired by the Earth (World Wildlife Fund, Ayala Land, 2006)
- Kami nAPO Muna Ulit (Universal Records, 2007)
- Huling Balita: Songs for the Disappeared (Free Jonas Burgos Movement, 2008)
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).
- Lourd de Veyra - vocals
- Francis De Veyra - bass
- Jay Gapasin - drums
- Junji Lerma - guitar
- Wowie Ansano - trumpet
- Pards Tupas - trombone
- Roxy Modesto - saxophone
- Rastem Eugenio - saxophone
- Arwin Nava - percussion
- B-Boy Garcia - turntables
- EJ Delgado - guitars
- Josefa Alovera - saxophone
- Ryan Zapanta - saxophone
- Jed Punongbayan - Piano
- Julie J. Julie- Synth
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Singles and music videos
- "Gusto ko ng Baboy(Jovelyn Laborte)"
- "Gin Pomelo"
- "Panic Buying Sa Duljo"
- "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"
- "Bosnots & Friends"