"Hark, listen to the sound
Follow you all around
Rest your ears
Close to the ground"
--The Way Life Ought To Be
Anyone here remembers Lokal Brown, the 80s "superband" made up of Chikoy Pura, Ed Formoso, members of Asin, a pre-Tropical Depression Dominic "Papadom" Gamboa, and others.
"Sobra gid ang trabaho ko
Jutay ang sweldo"
Can't remember if Binky Lampano and Jun Lupito were part of Lokal Brown.
"This is not Amerika
This is not the USA
This is one of the places
They try to make it feel that way"
--This Is Not Amerika
"This Is Not Amerika" included a mala-Janis Joplin na banat ni Lolita Carbon, singing a few lines from Asin's "Masdan Mo Ang Kapaligiran."
Bumili ka na ng tiket
Sa Amerika mag-piknik
Huwag ka nang babalik"
--Reklamo Ng Reklamo
Lokal Brown was a studio-only group. And some of their songs (like "Reklamo Ng Reklamo" were covers. Sino meron/saan ako makakakuha ng album nilang "This Is Lokal Brown"? A burned CD would be better even. Had a tape in college pero may pumitik.
Other songs on my hard-to-find MP3 (Music Piracy Fthree) wish list:
"Lokal Boy" by Ethnic Faces
Love Jack Sicat's monotonous yet enchanting drone. Ka-batch sya ng kuya ko sa San Beda High School.
The Papadom song by Tropical Depression
Don't know the title and it isn't in any of their albums. Basta, pag kinakanta nila sa Peyups, nagco-Conga Line lahat, kahit mga punks.
"Kwentong Looban" by Binky Lampano
A visceral anthem to life in the squatter areas.