BAYLANS:HACK THE CULTURE (SDTRK) by FoodShelterAndClothing

SYNOPSIS
BAYLANS: Hack the Culture
(the comic book)


It is the year 2004, two years after the successful coup d'etat was thrown against the Estrada government. The Philippines is once again in martial rule. Human rights are violated everywhere. The desperate masses have abandoned traditional religion and have turned to ancient pagan gods. And dark asuwang spirits roam the skies.

Deep within the suburban jungle, a hacker extraordinaire named Jonas Arcanghel uncovers the secret of an ancient copperplate artifact that prophesies the return of an ancient Malayan magickal civil society, believed to be first Filipino nation. Now, he is the prime target of a mad government, caught in the middle of an intricate web of conspiracies, tracing back to the EDSA Revolution, the Katipunan, and Philippine pre-Hispanic history.

Jonas Arcanghel enlists the aid of fellow anarchists, hackers, techno-shamen and magickal practicioners, belonging to the renegade group, Baylans. Together, they will wage a desperate war against the darkest force the Filipino people has ever known.

BAYLANS: Hack the Culture is a 3-issue comic-book, a cyberpunk / dark fantasy epic story on the struggle of one man against an oppressive dictatorial regime and the rising tide of chaos.
Written by Jason Banico and illustrated by Anthony Yap.
Released under the Alamat Comics Group by Wired Planet Studios.

THE BAYLANS MANIFESTO
(words by Jason Banico)


There is no being
All is doing
There is no self
We are all gods and goddesses
Freedom over truth
Possibility rules
Chaos reigns
Nothing is true
Everything is permitted
The voice of the people…
Is the voice of Bathala

ORIGINAL CD SLEEVE 2000

baylans original sleeve 2000

HERE WE GO…
WORDS FROM THE ALAMAT HQ
THE RETURN OF MY CYBER-EVIL TWIN
Budjette Tan

Way before there was Friendster, Jason Banico was already using the internet to map out how we are all connected in just six or less degrees. His networking from person to person is how he became part of Alamat Comics.

Jason was the one who created the first Alamat website and made Alamat part of the ever growing universe that was cyberspace. (Yup, back then it was cool to put the word “cyber” in the name of your comic book character.)

When Jason started the BAYLANS project, he wanted it to be a multi-media experience. He pitched the project as: “BAYLANS: Hack the Culture is a 3-issue comic-book, a cyberpunk / dark fantasy epic story on the struggle of one man against an oppressive dictatorial regime and the rising tide of chaos.”

Using his cyber-network (does that just sound so cool?), he was able to bring together people to create the comic book, the website, and the soundtrack. (At that time, I think only “”Witchblade” had a comic book soundtrack.)

The group he tapped to do the soundtrack was a Bacolod-based band called FoodShelter&Clothing, lead by Bong Tan-- my cousin.

Karen Kunawicz once described Bong as my evil twin.

If my room back in our Quezon City house was covered with posters of comic book characters, Bong’s room supposedly looks exactly the same, except it’s deck with posters of rock bands. Bong also keeps a day-job to maintain his true passion for music (and porn).

He used to distribute FoodShelter&Clothing’s albums via cassette tapes, with “album covers” printed out on dot-matrix printers. These days, he has unleashed their music on the net. No one is safe!

The second and third issue of BAYLANS never saw print. It became a casualty of the timesink known as the “9 to 5 job”.

Now that the BAYLANS soundtrack has been placed online, maybe this will serve as incantation to summon the Baylans from the lost sector of cyberspace.

Download the soundtrack and prepare to receive instructions.

Hack the culture!

remnants of Baylans artifacts on the web :

1
http://komiklopedia.wordpress.com/2007/07/20/baylans-hack-the-culture/
2
http://72.14.235.132/search?q=cache:CUk0NoruirwJ:www.alamatcomics.com/baylans/synopsis.html+Jason+Banico+Baylans&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=5&gl=ph&client=firefox-a

3
http://baylans.blogspot.com/



THE SOUNDTRACK

It was the year 2000, and we were officially tapped by author, Jason Banico, as soon as he heard a copy of our 1999 compilation MULTIPLESTABWOUNDS, which we freely distributed to
friends and supporters in Metro Manila. If memory serves, he liked our brand of “industrial rock”, and he suggested we used that approach in making the soundtrack. He emailed us a draft of his work (this was months before the release of the comicbook), as we wanted to write the songs around the characters, kinda like a theme track for each individual character, and situation akin to a proper film score (which we’ve always wanted to do, and we’re still waiting for offers to do that bit, hint hint). Also, again if memory serves (I’m sorry t’was really 2000 braincells ago), he asked if we could include some of our signature tracks, specifically CYBERSONG, and NO POINT which he reckons suited the aural landscape of the BAYLANS world. Of course, we gladly obliged, since both tracks from 92-93 are not only close to our hearts, but are fine representations of our band at that point in time. After having read the manuscript so to speak, I remember writing HACK THE CULTURE, SHOOTING BLANKS, and VICTIMS OF THE SYSTEM in 3 succeeding days. Yup, I was on a roll and bursting with inspiration especially that the books theme concerns Philippine politics and cyberpunkdom, subjects which I never get tired of contemplating about (aside from food, drugs, and sex of course).
REMASTERED CD SLEEVES
baylans remastered front
baylans remastered back

What tickled us due to its sheer irony, was that we’re gonna do the music for a cyberpunk/ sci-fi/ fantasy comicbook, using a very low-tech 4 track cassette recorder! You can’t hack this hackers! Yes, no computer was actually used in the making of this soundtrack (we only started using one 5 years later). Now don’t be alarmed if this shit sounds gritty, brittle, and wobbly, it’s just how analog technology works sometimes. Though, it’ll be great if we could redo some of the tracks using the present technology, but we’re afraid it might lose its murky sheen and muddy intensity, and it’ll just sound flat and soul-less (like 95% of crap we hear everyday).
Incidentally, while we were in the process of pre-production, me and Jem were also working on his side project, the industrial-metal-sludgezilla-monster that is FULLTIMEBIGOT. To which we decided to write and include some of the tracks as his then alter ego, only coz somehow we had this idea of some freaky geek reading the comicbook in his room while listening to the soundtrack, and in certain parts of the book, he’d be hearing this primordial burst of sludge that may appropriately serve as musical backdrop to certain key “scenes” in the book. Also, around this time we were working as a trio (with long-time collaborator/conspirator multi-instrumentalist/ turntablist extraordinaire Ian Laczi), as our original guitarist Christian del Castillo then was preparing to leave for Japan (he only contributed on THE RAPE OF MAKILING which is like a twisted/distorted samba-bossa instrumental only he can devise, and on IN-YOUR-FACE which was recorded live and direct to a 2 track tape deck). But it’s fair to say that the tracks here won’t be quite as compelling without the skills of Ian (check out his turntable work on the title track (the intro/extro jungle beats aint loops but real 33 1/3 vinyl spinning at 45rpm), and in XENOCIDE, a track which we remixed 6 years later and was included in the S.A.B.A.W. project compilation cd). Not to mention his fretwork on THE GRAND ILLUSION, VICTIMS OF THE SYSTEM and SHOOTING BLANKS.
Moreover, Ian is responsible for the magical wheels of steel featured in our covers album, OTHERPEOPLESSONGS.
Now for the record, THE GRAND ILLUSION, the track written and sung by Jem will perhaps go down in our band’s history as the longest track we ever did. Even his DEAD TOWN I & II (from our 2004 CRACKED EP) were a few seconds short. In hindsight, I think this was when our musical pretensions dictated us to somehow fuse 70’s prog-rock with 80s post-punk, mixed with a dash of Tom Waits and Nick Cave.
Now isn’t that a fucked-up yet tasty stew? LOL
Anyhow, It still amuses me to this very day each time I listen to this album. It just never fails to make me smile and wonder, I mean how many Pinoy or even foreign acts we know got to actually score an entire comic book? Call me an egomaniacal twat, but dammit I call this a fucking triumph!

Bong Twat

baylans sessions 2000




TRACKLIST
01. introduction *
02. hack the culture (the baylans theme)
03. cybersong
04. this nation is a whore +
05. no point
06. xenocide (dj phreak's outmix)
07. the rape of makiling
08. iran (jihad mix) +
09. in-your-face (unclogged)
10. the grand illusion (gerry's lament)
11. rusted with gold +
12. shooting blanks (full length version) #
13. victims of the system
14. pulling strings (the closing)
15. the baylans manifesto *

Credits
Jem-analog/digital bass, programming, lead vocals on track 4, 8, 10, 11, 14
Bong-lead vocals, programming, synthesizers, turntables,
electro-scratcher, samples, synthdrums, percussions
Ian-guitars, turntables, synthbass on track 2
Christian-guitar on track 7, 9
Joel Pen-synthesizers on track 3
Nobelle-spoken word on track 1
Jello “Dead Kennedys” Biafra-spoken word on track 13


All tracks written, arranged, and produced by foodshelterandclothing, except where indicated. (+) words and music by fulltimebigot, (*) words by Jason Banico
(#) tech note: the wobble you hear in certain parts of the song were deliberately done using the pitch control of the cassette deck, its not yer players folks!

Remastered from the original 2 track cassette masters by D’JOINT at the beaten black and blue studios, sum-ag, bacolod city, phils. Feb. 2009.

P & C 2000 DIY DISCS LTD. 2009 SSS RECORDS

TO DOWNLOAD THE HI BIT RATE MP3 (192 kbps) FILES , please click (or copy/paste to your browser) this link

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"wake up and smell the noise!"
jello biafra


the BAYLANS soundtrack




ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Once again, our sincerest thanks to the Jason Banico, Alamat crew (cheers to you Budjette), Joel Pen,
Nobelle Borines (thanks baby mama for the wonderful voiceover work),
And of course to everyone who actually bought the comicbook/soundtrack cd the first time it came out. Hey you need to check EBAY for its current bidding price, it might be worth a lot now! Haha.
Please help support the local comicbook industry, ask for Alamat books at your local shops (here in Bacolod, pls check at National Bookstore).


Baylans comicbook links

ALAMAT COMICS GROUP

http://alamat.multiply.com

http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=Alamat_Comics

Pulp Magazine Review

http://clickmomukhamo.com/blog/articles/?cat=10




HACK THE CULTURE (THE BAYLANS THEME)
(foodshelterandclothing)

I
THE BLUE ON TOP, THE RED AT THE BOTTOM
THE YELLOW SUN, AND THE LITTLE THREE STARS
BURN IT DOWN, BURN IT DOWN, BURN IT DOWN
TO THE GROUND
BURN IT DOWN, BURN IT DOWN, BURN IT DOWN
TO THE GROUND
II
THE DRUNK BY THE RIVER, THE BITCH BY HIS SIDE
HIS TIPSY SPEECH, WE’RE TAKEN FOR A RIDE
TURN IT OFF, TURN IT OFF, TURN IT OFF
RIGHT NOW!
TURN IT OFF, TURN IT OFF, TURN IT OFF
RIGHT NOW!
III
A CLICK ON THE MOUSE, A FLICK OF THE SWITCH
HE WANTS COMPLETE CONTROL, CONTROL YOUR MIND AND SOUL
SHUT YOUR MOUTH, SHUT YOUR MOUTH, SHUT YOUR MOUTH
REAL TIGHT
SHUT YOUR MOUTH, SHUT YOUR MOUTH, SHUT YOUR MOUTH
REAL TIGHT
Adlib
Bridge
ASIAN BIG BROTHER, WHO’S YOUR KEEPER?
MAKING PROMISES, PLAYING WITH YOUR MIND
IM YOUR ADVERSARY, YOU GOTTA VOTE FOR ME
SIGN ON THE DOTTED LINE, LEAVE YOUR FINGERPRINTS BEHIND
TEAR IT DOWN, TEAR IT DOWN, TEAR IT DOWN
TO THE GROUND
TEAR IT DOWN, TEAR IT DOWN, TEAR IT DOWN
TO THE GROUND
IV
HE’LL BUILD YOU BRIDGES, HE’LL BUILD YOU ROADS
THE TELEPHONES LINES, THE PC NETWORK
THE PESO DEVALUATION, THE OIL PRICE INCREASE
TO CATCH A THIEF, TO CATCH A THIEF, YOU START WITH THE CHIEF
TO CATCH A THIEF, TO CATCH A THIEF, YOU START WITH THE CHIEF
V
WELL-COMBED HAIR, SILLY WALK, BULLSHIT TALK
MOVIE STAR SMILE, POLITICIAN HANDSHAKE, AND EVERYTHING
THAT GOES WITH IT
IT’S RUBBING OFF, IT’S RUBBING OFF, IT’S RUBBING OFF ON ME
IT’S RUBBING OFF, IT’S RUBBING OFF, IT’S RUBBING OFF ON ME
Coda
YOU’RE CIRCLING LIKE A VULTURE
YOU HACK THE CULTURE, DEATH BY TORTURE
YOU’RE CIRCLING LIKE A VULTURE
YOU HACK THE CULTURE, DEATH BY TORTURE


Credits
Jem-bass, overall programming
Bong-vocals, samples
Ian-guitar, turntables

“its not what you can do for your country,
Its what your country is doing to you!”



SHOOTING BLANKS
(foodshelterandclothing)

I
I GIVE YOU THE LOWDOWN, GIVE YOU THE HARDLINE
IT’S DEMOCRACY IF YOU FOLLOW ME, YOU CAN FOLLOW ME TO HELL
ILL GIVE YOU AN EXCLUSIVE, GIVE YOU A SCOOP
IT’S YOUR COUNTRY IF YOU DESERVE IT, IF YOU SERVE ME WELL
Refrain
IT’S NO LONGER NOW OR NEVER
HERE’S THE DIRT, WHERE’S THE SOAP?
IT’S NO LONGER AMUSING
HERE’S THE GUN, WHERE’S THE AMMO?
II
I’LL KILL YOU WITH PRESSURE, ITS FOR MY PLEASURE
ILL DRAIN YOR BLOOD, IT’S MY GOD GIVEN RIGHT
FIRST ILL OFFER YOU LIBERTY, RIGHT BEFORE YOUR DEATH
I’LL KISS YOU WITH STEEL. I’LL HUG YOU WITH THORNS
Refrain
IT’S NO LONGER RIGHT NOR WRONG
HERE’S THE SCAM, WHERE’S THE PROOF?
IT’S NO LONGER ENTERTAINING
HERE’S THE STORY, WHERE’S THE GLORY?
Adlib
Bridge
RIGHT BEFORE THE TAKEOVER
IT WAS EASY I WAS FINE
RIGHT BEFORE THE NEW REGIME
LIFE WAS GOOD LIKE THE SUNSHINE
Coda
SO LET THE RAIN COME DOWN, LET THE RAIN COME DOWN
LET THE SUN SHINE NOW, LET THE SUN SHINE NOW ON ME
NO MORE LIBERTY, DEATH COME ON OVER ME
NO MORE DEMOCRACY, BLOOD ALL OVER ME

Credits

Jem-overall programming, synthbass
Bong-vocals, synthesizers
Ian-guitars



VICTIMS OF THE SYSTEM
(foodshelterandclothing)

What you gonna say, what you gonna do?
Crime does pay, it’s all up to you

I
TONIGHT THIS TOWN, WILL GO DOWN THE DRAIN
IT WON’T BE LONG IT’LL ALL BE GONE
TONIGHT THIS TOWN WILL POUR LIKE RAIN
IT WON’T BE LONG IT’LL BE DONE
Refrain I
AT THE END OF THE DAY, NO BLOOD NOR TEAR WILL BE SWEPT AWAY
THE CHILDREN WON’T CRY WHEN THEIR PARENTS DIE AT THE END OF THE DAY
AT THE END OF THE RAINBOW, NO GOLD NOR SILVER TO TAKE AWAY
THE WOMEN WON’T CRY WHEN THEIR HUSBANDS DIE AT THE END OF THE DAY
II
TODAY THIS TOWN WILL GO TO HELL
IT WON’T BE LONG, IT’LL BE OVER SOON
TODAY THIS TOWN WILL BURST INTO FLAMES
IT WON’T TAKE TIME, IT’LL GO UP IN SMOKE
Refrain II
AT THE END OF THE YEAR, NO PITY NOR SORRY WILL BE GOOD ENOUGH
NO I WON’T CRY WHEN CHILDREN DIE, AT THE END OF THE DAY
AT THE END OF THE LINE, NO MONEY NOR HONEY WILL BE SWEET ENOUGH
THE PRESIDENT WON’T CRY, WHEN WE ALL DIE, AT THE END OF THE DAY
Adlib: repeat stanza I
Refrain III
AT THE END OF THE ROAD, NO CARS NOR TRUCKS WILL TAKE YOU THERE
THE POLICE WON’T CRY, WHEN THE VICTIMS DIE, AT THE END OF THE DAY
AT THE END OF THE WORLD, NO CELLPHONES NOR COMPUTERS TO ASK…WHY?
THE CHILDREN WILL PAY WHEN TECHNOLOGY DIES AT THE END OF THE DAY
Repeat stanza II
AT THE END OF THE ROPE, NO YOU NOR ME WILL TAKE THE BLAME
THE HEAVENS WON’T CRY WHEN EVERYONE DIES AT THE END OF THE DAY…

What you gonna say, what you gonna do?
Crime does pay, it’s all up to you

Credits
Jem-bass, drum programming
Bong-vocals, samples
Ian-guitars

Spoken word by Jello Biafra

COMING RIGHT UP! on SSS RECORDS

smell the noise
To know more pls check out the PULP magazine review of the graphic novel below...
http://clickmomukhamo.com/blog/articles/?cat=10

"the gift of gab" by HALF&HALF

BOTH HALVES

By
Penny Tre Sean

“What the fuck are you on?”
Anonymous

97 gab

The year was 1996, just several months after their “highly acclaimed” (i.e. according to several music critics and most of their long time pals) album A SERIES OF LOW BLOWS was released.
(original cassette sleeve 1996)

The mofos got itchy (as always!) and try to dabble in what is known as worldbeat (apparently, a feat they failed when they tried it during The High Command sessions) peppered with orchestral, film scores, and jazz noodlings thrown in the mix (attributed to their fondness of music from Peter Gabriel, David Byrne, Brian Eno, Paul Simon, Philip Glass, dixieland jazz, et. al.). Bong started to record a bunch of instrumentals on his own as inspired by the pre-recorded musings (more like stream of conciousness ramblings which is just righteous) of the Philippines’ premiere Goth high priestess/writer/poet/pir8 queen Karen Kunawics, who earlier contributed on their LOW BLOWS track “The 6th. Sound” (w/c she also co-wrote the lyrics). Incidentally, her spoken word contribution was culled from the same 60 minute cassette she sent which the said track were “sampled” from. I’m using the word “sampled” sparingly, coz technically the band don’t have a real sampler at their disposal (up to now), but needless to say they’re massive fans of the said “art form” since the mid-80’s (they admitted in the past having worshipped in the altars of Big Audio Dynamite, PWEI, and Sigue Sigue Sputnik). It’s just right to say that this project is Bong’s brainchild from the onset, and it was only later when he asked James to sing in the “bebop-jazz” number, “B-boppin’ for Her”, which he did, in an impromptu (or what the hip hop peeps refer to as “freestylin’”) manner after being smashed on chemicals and shit, wherein he morphed into
Dean Martin complete with a cocktail in hand, and perhaps his cock in the other hand (no one can tell what these fuckers were up to then, and now). He also played the bass in a few other tracks, and so was their original guitarist Christian who played in a coupla’ tracks as well. As Bong said, “they’re the only mofos who could understand what the fuck it is I’m trying to do musically, and they’re cheap bastards, they’ll work for food and booze”.
half 97.2
Ironically, despite this being his baby, Bong didn’t sing a single word in the album.
When asked why, he said “I can’t sing and play music at the same time”, hmm…fair enough I guess?!
Apparently, their non-rock pretensions came into fruition on this project, which only resurfaced a decade later with their single COMMUNIQUE (released last year, and became a local radio indie smash, peaking at #2, and #3 as of this writing).
You can also hear strains of this album, on such recent fs&c works, specifically ANOTHER YEAR IS HERE (from MIXIFIED), and DUNGEONS & DRUGWHORES (from DRUGSTAR)
Asked if he would consider resurrecting this project, Bong said: “why the hell not? But I’d have to ask Karen to send in new material, or else it wouldn’t be Half and Half at all, it’ll just be me playing with my organ, now who would want that? Unless you wanna play with my trumpet? How ‘bout my flute? C’mon! huh?” Now, that’s my cue to leave him to his own devices.

halfhalf

TRACKS

01. mortal thoughts (his version)
02. mortal thoughts (her version)
03. b-boppin for her
04. once again
05. her part
06. atomic joint
07. his lament (prologue)
08. dub dis to hell
09. her lament (epilogue)
10. kissin ass
11. fox and dana's theme (bonus track) +
12. the 6th sound by foodshelterandclothing (bonus track) +

(+) Not included in the original cassette album

Cast of Characters

Bong: synthesizers, bass & drum programming,
guitar on track 6, percussions, tape samples,
lead vocals and additional lyrics on track 12
Karen Kunawicz: spoken word/ lyrics on tracks 2 to 4, 12
Jem: lead vocals/ lyrics on track 3, bass on tracks 6 to 9, 12
Christian: guitar on tracks 4, 5, 8, 10, 12

All songs written, arranged, and produced by half&half,
except track 11 composed by mark snow,
and track 12 by fs&c and Karen Kunawicz
1996 to 1997 DIY TAPES P & C
Remastered by D’ Joint from the original 2 track cassette masters as archived by Christian del Castillo, at the Beaten Black and Blue studio, Brgy. Sum-ag, Bacolod city,
Neg. Occ., Phils. Feb. 2009
SSS RECORDS 2009 P & C

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HALF AND HALF - the gift of gab (remastered album)

the pharmacy (1995) by foodshelterandclothing


This one's requested by a long lost pal who just came back from the land of oz.hope all's well m8:-)
the song was originally recorded back in 1995 and is included in our second cassette album "cut and paste". eventually, it was remixed and included in our first nationwide released, CRACKED EP under the defunct Triad records, back in 2004. then, we decided to re-recorded it as a duo back in 2005, and was included in our online double album COME AGAIN (1992-2006).incidentally, the said version has a different video included in our BADACIDFLICKS DVD(2006). whew!
as for this video, this was shot back in 1996, by ian laczi as a student project of sorts. and later despite its dodgy quality, it was exhibited at the cultural Center of the Phils., during a student film festival in the same year. whilst the "druggy" effects and additional texts were later added in 2006, as part of the mentioned dvd release.
you might be wondrin, why we went with all the trouble doin all these for just one song? well, accdg. to loads of feedback (i hope most of em our sincere, hehe), this is like the quintessential fs&c track ever made! and no gig we did was complete without any requests for this song (thats the honest truth!). personally, i find it quite funny coz we (me, jem,chris, and hugene, the drummer shown in the vid) wrote the damn thing in a few hours, and we committed it to tape in the same afternoon). it was one of the "painless" tracks we ever did, that's why i never get tired of playing, it always takes me to a place and time, when things were great,and shit was cheap! haha. anyhoo, to those of you of just heard/see this for the first timw.we certainly hope, you'll like it too:-)
HAPPY HEARTS DAY Y'ALL!
boing

P.S. like lookin at old photos, watching old videos of me is not just a hair-raising experience,its a blood curdling one! lol
so where you when the storm broke back in '95?

pps
watch out for upcoming releases from SSS RECORDS
glass

the high & mighty ep (remastered) by THE HIGH COMMAND


the high and mighty ep - THE HIGH COMMAND









Their Highness
By Connie Lynn Gus

“Believe in me, I’m with the high command…”
Silent Running
Mike and the Mechanics

robokraut

First there was Hidden Agenda….
FoodShelterAndClothing’s James and Bong’s side project which began in 1994 as a means to experiment with non-rock stylings (i.e. tropical polyrhythms, jazz, African juju, French disco, et.al.). Though later, they had to change their moniker in 1997 while recording their split album with HALF&HALF
(original cassette sleeve 1997)
cassette

when they learned that there's a European dance outfit with the same name. Hence they rechristened themselves as THE HIGH COMMAND, copped from John Lithgow's character in the TV sitcom “3rd Rock from the Sun”, and T.H.C. is also known as the active narcotic agent found in cannabis sativa (yeh, they do inhale). Ironically, despite the duo’s conscious effort to veer away from their punk rock roots, the tracks that they came up with in this particular release were still reeking of the post punk stench which they just can’t get rid of, at least until the Half & Half sessions, which were anything but rock music (watch out for the re-release of that). As for the songs, these were basically James’ initial foray into being a frontman. This project preceded his fulltimebigot sludge-metal alter ego which came out in 1999, and of course the grindcore beast that is FucktheFuckingFuckers which began in 2006. Apparently, these tracks may still be rock-ish in nature, but they are not definitely metal (yet still absolutely not for the faint-hearted). Like anything from these crazy-ass mofos, it’s another guaranteed aural adventure.

THE HIGH COMMAND POSTER

Credits
James: lead vocals, bass, guitar
Bong: synthdrums, electro-percussions, 4 track cassette recorder manipulations


Note: tracks were culled from the original 2 track cassette masters as archived by
Christian del Castillo. Remastered by D’Joint Feb. 2009 at the Beaten Black & Blue Studio, Brgy. Sum-ag, Bacolod City, Neg. Occ., Phils.

Original P and C 1997 DIY TAPES LTD., this release 2009 SSS RECORDS
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Pls. visit…
fulltimebigot
http://www.soundclick.com/fulltimebigot
FucktheFuckingFuckers
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http://www.myspace.com/fff1969

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MOANS AND GROANS

Moaner Lisa is a one man army. A vocalist/multi-instrumentalist born and raised in Bacolod (you can check his birth certificate if you must), and spent his wonder years in Iloilo. Despite being based in Los Angeles for nearly a decade now, the cat can still say “yuta mo eh!”, or “bilatibay niyo tanan!” as crispy and gooey as freshly baked piaya. After several years of dabbling in electronica and dance music as LightSleep3r, and dreampop with the now defunct L.A.-based band, Muted Film, he decided to pursue his other musical passion which is 60’s based psychedelic garage rock with a dash of mod, punk, and surf music (must be inspired by the beaches and bitches of L.A.). I must say, it’s a welcome treat indeed. Perhaps it will also enthuse the young uns to take interest in such a diverse and multi-faceted soundscape. He made it clear though that he wont be abandoning his electronic roots, its just right now he finds picking up a guitar, bass, and harmonica a real challenge, and a chance to go back to his roots as frontman of one of Iloilo’s premiere new wave bands in the late 80’s, the Colloidal Mixtures. Speaking of which, he did an alternate version of BAC-UP, arranged and performed in the style of his first band.
He said, it’s just an experiment, to see if he can actually resurrect the sound that made made ‘em quite a cult band back in the day. And I say, it sounds just as well if not even better. In fact, I urged him to write some more tunes in that vein, and perhaps we could release it under his old moniker, which is just righteous. I will most definitely keep you all posted regarding this.

BAC-UP

“It’s good to be back…,
It’s good to be right on track again.
My head was a mess, and so was yours
We wanted another chance to fail”




First, I find it weird talking about my lyrics, but I reckon it’d be nice to give you lovely peeps a little insight.
To those not familiar with the Philippines, the title is what we refer to as a police station/precinct, I don’t know why but that’s how it is, haha. And yes, it’s got nothing to do with the lyrics, hehe. It’s just a play on the word “back” which is the original title.
The lyrics was inspired after the homecoming last year of our (fs&c) guitarist Christian del Castillo, whom some of you might know, played in 2 of our recent singles “Communique” and “Drugstar”. It’s actually like a welcome greeting written for a long lost pal, as he’s been living in Japan, and like Moaner Lisa he’s been away for almost a decade now too. Ironically, after reviewing the song, I reckon it’s better suited for Moaner Lisa (being in a similar predicament with Chris). After hearing his take on it, hands down I say he now owns the damn muthafucker, hehe. By the way, this is just the first of a series songs I wrote for the dude, there’s a coupla more, so don’t light up yer last joint yet
As for the production process, t’was quite easy as pie. Since I’ve always been a fan of oldskool garage rock, there were just a few minor tweaks, albeit to make the tracks sound like t’was recorded in an actual garage, hehe. Just added a few contemporary twist, turns and tricks I learned from Dan “the automator” Nakamura’s school of audio sorcery, hehe. Now here it is! Crank up yer hi-fi and dance like hell!

Boing!

Song credits

Moaner Lisa: vocals, bass, guitar, harmonica, drums, soundbites
Bong: organ on dirty vinyl mix, additional soundbites and various fx





Written, arranged, and produced by Moaner Lisa and FoodShelterAndClothing
P & C SSS RECORDS 2009


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SSS RECORDS NOW!

ATTENTION BACOLOD/NEG.OCC. MUSICIANS (ANY GENRE)

"I was waiting for someone to do it, but nobody did, so I did it"
Shane McGowan

warm greetings folks,

I am currently in the process of putting up a non-profit netlabel (sticky sweet sounds nee sss records), and i'm in need of your precious input. the aim here is to help promote, market, and distribute music mainly from the city of bacolod and the province of neg. occ..this will serve as an online one-stop-shop of sorts for everyone across the globe to check out the various talents from around these parts. as of now, i'm planning to release a compilation (as a debut album for the label), that means you and your music. along with this, will be the launching of our offical website (which of course will feature all the vital artists info). tentative date of launch is on april 12, 2009. remember, this is just the start, as we move further along, any "signed" artist may be able to release their work via the label, and there will be no exclusivity clause, hence you may still be able to own and release your music independently. the label will just serve as another venue to give your work more exposure.and since this is a non-profit project, and all releases will be made available for FREE, hence you're guaranteed that this is totally SCAM-PROOF (dammit, im not gonna earn a single cent, ayt!):-) Furthermore (with our fingers crossed), perhaps sometime soon, we may be able to hold various events/projects (e.g.gigs,tours,videoshoots,feeding programs,sex orgies,hehe). for now, im hoping to release the aforementioned album and show to the world, that there's more to our hometown than just a bunch of egomaniacal hicks with a high blood sugar content! LOL

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
if interested to join the SSS crusade, pls email me at fsandc@gmail.com cc fsandc@yahoo.com
subject line SSS RECORDS

in the email pls state the ff:

REAL NAME
ARTIST(S) NAME
WEB URL (just 1 will do)
SHORT BIO (not more than 100 words pls)
CONTACT INFO (Cell, landline #, Yahoo messenger ID)

pls attached the ff (in a .zip or .rar file if possible)

1 MP3 (192 kbps) of your ORIGINAL (no cover versions for now) song to be considered for the inclusion in the said album.
1 artist photo, and or sleeve art for online posting (jpeg file, preferably 8cm/8cm)

song/production credits (you may submit it as a .txt or .doc file)
example:
songwriter,musicians involved, arranger, producer,etc
also, a brief background info regarding the submitted track.
example:
the song's theme,subject,inspiration,recording process.etc.

deadline of submission of tracks is on MARCH 30, 2009.


thank you so much, and i sincerely wish to hear from you
asap:-)

bong tan

p.s. pls help spread the word (repost this) and tell yer musician pals about this "good news":-)

p.p.s. my sincere thanks to lionel v (of QED records, the pinoy online label that got me thinkin bout pursuing this endeavour).props for the inspiration m8:-)

http://fsandc.multiply.com/photos/album/70




SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
if interested to join the SSS crusade, pls email me at fsandc@gmail.com cc fsandc@yahoo.com
subject line SSS RECORDS

in the email pls state the ff:

REAL NAME
ARTIST(S) NAME
WEB URL (just 1 will do)
SHORT BIO (not more than 100 words pls)
CONTACT INFO (Cell, landline #, Yahoo messenger ID)

pls attached the ff (in a .zip or .rar file if possible)

1 MP3 (192 kbps) of your ORIGINAL (no cover versions for now) song to be considered for the inclusion in the said album.
1 artist photo, and or sleeve art for online posting (jpeg file, preferably 8cm/8cm)

song/production credits (you may submit it as a .txt or .doc file)
example:
songwriter,musicians involved, arranger, producer,etc
also, a little background info regarding the submitted track.
example:
the song's theme,subject,inspiration,recording process.etc.

deadline of submission of tracks is on MARCH 30, 2009.