8/29/07

The Story Of THE DAWN

I first heard of THE DAWN wayback 1986 when WXB102 played the DEMO VERSION of "ENVELOPED IDEAS". THE DAWN was the prime FILIPINO NEW WAVE ACT in the 80s and "ENVELOPED IDEAS "was their first smashing hit and became a FILIPINO NEW WAVE anthem back then. In 1987, ORLY ILACAD of OCTO ARTS finally gave them the necessary breakthrough by releasing their SINGLE and 12" EP of "ENVELOPED IDEAS". The moment the 12" Vinyl Single was released I remember everyone at school back in 1987 went to buy their own copies on ODYSSEY RECORDS of course that includes me. The 12" EP and Single were first released and their DEBUT album followed next. It was definitely a good feeling that finally a FILIPINO NEW WAVE BAND was acknowledged. I still considered the FIRST THREE STUDIO ALBUM RECORDS which they recorded in the 80s as their best works on their entire musical career . It's just sad that TEDDY DIAZ said goodbye very early on the band's career when he was murdered back in 1988.


"THE STORY OF THE DAWN" CD is a greatest hits compilation I bought wayback 2001 which was released by VIRGIN EMI that featured the band's hits from 1987-1994. OPM means "ORIGINAL PILIPINO MUSIC". They actually disbanded in 1995 then reformed in 1999 which was followed by a U.S. TOUR in 2000. During the hiatus JETT PANGAN had a SOLO career in 1996 and released one album. In 1997 he formed a band called" THE JETT PANGAN GROUP" which made a cover version hit of a JOHN DENVER SONG "Leaving On A Jet Plane" which made waves in the charts. THE DAWN is still active these days rockin' the current upsurge of PINOY ROCK in the PHILIPPINES. A lot of band line-up changes through the decades and still they make good music and gives great LIVE performances.


Tracklisting "THE STORY OF THE DAWN"


Enveloped Ideas
Salamat

Love Will Set Us Free
Iisang Bangka Tayo
Talaga Naman
Let Me Dream
Give Me the Night
Alam Ko, Alam N'yo
Dreams
Runaway
Abot Kamay
Beyond the Bend
Little Paradise
Salimpusa
I Stand with You
Sali-salita
Magtanim ay 'Di Biro'
Enveloped Ideas [Long Version]


1987 LINE-UP:
JETT PANGAN- Vocals
TEDDY DIAZ- Guitars
CARLOS "Caloy" BALCELLS- Bass
JUNBOY LEONOR- Drums




2007 LINE-UP:
JETT PANGAN- Vocals
JUNBOY LEONOR- Drums
FRANCIS REYES- Guitars
BUDDY ZABALA- Bass (Former member of the phenomenal Filipino alternative rock act of the 90s THE ERASERHEADS which was another PINOY ROCK ICON).



This is
THE STORY OF THE DAWN
-DR. STIRRING RHOD

8 comments:

Ronaldo said...

Hi Dr! I like what you have said. Btw, would you like to join our group? You can also interact with the band members personally. If you want, just go to Yahoo groups and key in "thedawnlist@yahoogroup.com". I hope you can join our group.

We normally come along with The Dawn on their gigs and even have listers night.

noriel23 said...

Galing bro! Please join The Dawn's Mailing List,just send blank email to thedawnlist@yahoogroups.com.

Tama si ronaldo bro,this coming summer ay magkakaroon kami ng Lister's Night4.Sana makapunta ka at makasali sa aming group.

THE DAWN ROCKS!

NORIEL

DSR said...

Thanks Ronaldo and Noriel for dropping by my BLOG and posting comments.:-) Sige pag may extra time I'll join you guys. Thanks also for the Invite!! YUP!! THE DAWN really rocks! Feel free to drop by my Blog again.

Ramsel said...

Di ba after Teddy's death, they hired a Japanese guitarist Atsushi (Matsu - something - I dont know the full name). They introduced him during their concert at Mapua Institute of Technology.

DSR said...

YUP ramsel!! Atsushi Matsuura was the guitarist of THE DAWN in 1989. He was also able to reunite with the band on their reunion concert around year 2000. Thanks for dropping by my site!! :-)

Alan Paul said...

hi sir. i posted your blog in the THE DAWN'S mailing list. hope it's ok with you. hope you could join us as well. The band is releasing an all-original album soon.

DrStirringRhod said...

Hi Alan Paul!! No problem!! Maybe you could also inform the band regarding my blogpost. :-) THANKS for the invite!!

MABUHAY!!
DR. STIRRING RHOD

ken_rfc said...

Hello Doc!

Do you have any idea of their single in the Dawn's early days called The Moon?