RJ & THE RIOTS
RJ and The Riots
Cat Nº: GUESS204
ITEM ON PRE-ORDER. OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE: NOVEMBER, 18th.
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COOL ROCK&ROLL, SURF, BEAT AND GARAGE-ROCK FROM PHILIPPINES IN THE 60s!!
Led by teen guitar wizard Ramon “RJ” Jacinto, RJ & THE RIOTS was one of the first rock&roll /beat bands from the Philippines and certainly the first to release original rock n’ roll songs with lyrics in their own country.
This is the first ever reissue of their second album, originally released in 1964 and now impossible to find (four stars rating in Hans Pokora’s 1001 Record Collector Dreams book). Including original songs like the monster instrumental “Fuzzed”, the garage sounding “Advertising Man”, “Girl Nice”, the surf rock of “Trip To Manila” and more plus a few rad covers (Beach Boys, Buddy Holly…). The album was recorded at the home studio built by whizz kid Ramón Jacinto, who also operated his own record label (RJ Productions), magazine (Teenstone) and radio station (from his parent’s backyard!)
RJ and the Riots started as a high school band of classmates composed of Ramon “RJ” Jacinto (lead guitar), Alan Austria (bass guitar), Jimmy Colayco (rhythm guitar) and Bernie Evangelista (drums) with ages ranging from 15-17 years old. They were one of the first bands with electric instruments in the Philippines and this album marked the transition from instrumental rock to vocals.
Today, RJ is a well-known businessman (founder of a TV and radio network), Pinoy rock&roll icon and continues his musical journey performing rock n’ roll hits of the 50’s – 80’s at his own Bistro “RJ” music lounge, where the top of Philippine society, movers and shakers, go to dance and sing to RJ’s rock n’ roll classics.
*Remastered sound and color insert with liner notes & rare photos.
*Download card with the album plus one bonus track from a rare 45
RIYL: VENTURES, BEACH BOYS, BUDDY HOLLY, STONES, JAN & DEAN, BEATLES…
Side A: A1. Trip To Manila – A2. Girl Nice – A3. Seems So Hard – A4. Advertising Man – A5. No One But Her – A6. Weightless
Side B: B1. Your Summer Dream – B2. Susie-Q – B3. Fuzzed – B4. Tomorrow – B5. Little Honda – B6. Rave On
Teenstone (Digital bonus track)