12/16/08

TWISTED RED CROSS

TWISTED RED CROSS

If you are the child of the 80s here in MANILA you will definitely know this Indepedent Record label called TWISTED RED CROSS or better known as T.R.C. I haven't read yet any comprehensive review of this Legendary and Controversial Underground Philippine Record Label in the Internet so I decided to make a blogpost about it. My own way of giving tribute to TRC. The Legendary Twisted Record Cross Indie Label was the brain child of TOMMY TANCHANCO, son of Marcos-era cabinet member Jesus Tanchanco. Who wouldn't forget his father's name especially during those times at school I remember as a student this popular Newspaper called "Current Events Digest" which was popularly known back then as C.E.D. wherein we have to memorize some names of government officials as part of our Social Studies Class Quizes. Of course that included names like Cesar Virata, Blas Ople...etc. Wheeeew!! Tough luck ah!! TWISTED RED CROSS record label was formed during the last quarter of 1984 by TOMMY TANCHANCO from his entrepreneural company PARALYZED BODY INC. which would be the prime mover for the Local Underground Scene here in MANILA. Good thing I was able to find a picture of Tommy in my own Vaults which I used here in my special blogpost. He He He!! Tommy was also responsible for the famous Underground Publication HERALD X which would be their promotional arm for TRC's music releases. I made a blogspost about HERALD X last year check it out by clicking the logo:

PHILTRADE at Roxas Boulevard was the main location for the "BRAVE NEW WORLD" concert series organized by Tommy in order to discover and meet other bands with no major label offerings. He decided back then that It was the right time to offer these groups to join TRC and record their compositions. That's really very supportive of him I may say!! According to him he produced these bands with his little savings and came up with TRC's first official release which was a compilation entitled "RESCUE LADDERS AND HUMAN BARRICADES" that showcased the bands he signed up for the label like BETRAYED who I personally consider as "The Grand Daddy Of Pinoy Punk". Urban Bandits, Wuds, Private Stock and others were also included on the bandlist. Definitely, a great start for this Underground Label which was only released on Cassette Tape format that would be the main type of TRC's succeeding releases. Amidst the pop-dominated FM radio dial here in MANILA, TRC releases became a stand-out among the Pinoy Underground Scene which was reflected by the harsh reality of Politics and Rebellion during those times. YUP!! These were the times of SENATOR NINOY AQUINO's assasination, The FEBRUARY SNAP ELECTIONS and the historic PHILIPPINE EDSA PEOPLE POWER REVOLUTION of 1986. Tough times indeed!!


Who would forget P.O. BOX 2304 Manila wherein bands submitted their demos for TWISTED RED CROSS? Tommy was very successful in motivating these Underground Bands to make their own compositions that would be release on the label so that they will progress on their own.

Twisted Red Cross' appeal was mainly being non-corformist to go against the norm which I think has paid off since they officially released 17 cassette tapes under their label. Though, THIRD WORLD CHAOS and THE PRIVATE STOCK were considered as coming from their list too, the discography TRC numbering was not indicated on their release. . Who would forget TRC's ordeal with the International Red Cross because of molesting the Red Cross Logo.

I wonder what ROSA ROSAL's opinion about this issue. Btw, to those who aren't familiar with Rosa Rosal she is an award winning Filipino Actress who joined the Philippine Red Cross and became Board of Governors of the said institution. Well, for me, ROSA ROSAL is the symbol of the PHILIPPINE NATIONAL RED CROSS.
Rosa Rosal with the Philippine National Red Cross Logo

I was able to buy four cassette tapes from the series back then and regretted swapping two of them just to get some materials but the deal didn't push through because I was hoping to get a copy of RP's second album but to no avail. Nevertheless, I was able to complete the digitized TRC Series last 2004 with some help from people from the underground. He He He!! I was also able to borrow some original TRC tapes so that I could have a colored photocopy of the their covers.

Well, here it goes TWISTED RED CROSS' releases back in the 80s. Some of them were re-issued in the early 90s.

I personally wanted to preserve the original tracklisting and so I decided to divide them into Side A and B, or Side 1 and 2, or what was just indicated on these cassette tapes.

TWISTED RED CROSS
DISCOGRAPHY :


VARIOUS ARTISTS
RESCUE LADDERS AND HUMAN BARRICADES
TRC-01
Release Date: 1985

SIDE A
1. URBAN BANDITS "Modern Fishballs" (first version)
2. WUDS "No Excuses"
3. BETRAYED "Betrayed By You" (first version)
4. DEAD BEAT "I'm Gonna Get Your Girl"
5. PRIVATE STOCK "Rock N Roll Machine"
6. SEX MILITANTS "Bloody Nutter"

SIDE B
1. PUBLIC SCANDAL "Guilty To Interupt"
2. BETRAYED "Urban Assault" (first version)
3. DEADBEAT "I Won't... (Swindle No.2)"
4. URBAN BANDITS "Hoy" (first Version)
5. SEX MILITANTS "You Made A Mistake"
6. WUDS "We" (Just Like Before)
7. PRIVATE STOCK "Future Generation"



VARIOUS ARTISTS
BRAVE NEW WORLD - LIVE!
TRC-02
Release Date: 1985
SIDE 1
1. WUDS "Teachers & Cheaters"
2. WUDS "Peace Be With You"
3. TRASH "Teenage Anger"
4. DEAD ENDS "Complaints"
5. SEX MILITANTS "No Need To Exalt"
6. BETRAYED "It Was Never Meant To Be This Way"
7. ZOOT SUIT "Rockabilly Boogie"
8. ETHNIC FACES "Love"

SIDE 2
1. ETHNIC FACES "Within Tribes"
2. DEAD BEAT "Dead Beat Revolutionary War Cry"
3. URBAN BANDITS "Do You Rebel Rebel"
4. URBAN BANDITS "nagpapansin"
5. PRIVATE STOCK "Have More Fun"
6. EXCOMMUNICATE "CCCP"
7. EXCOMMUNICATE "Miss Bitch, Fuck Off!"
8. PUBLIC SCANDAL "Traitor and Depressed"


Click the BNW photo to enter my BRAVE NEW WORLD blogpost:


DEAD ENDS
COMPLAINTS tape
TRC-03
Release Date:1985

SIDE A
1. Complaints
2. No Stopping Us
3. This World
4. Rage
5. Don't Want No War
6. Nightmare

SIDE B
1. Neurotic Tendencies
2. Dreamer
3. Lies
4. Morons (Like You)
5. The User
6. Hedonist



URBAN BANDITS
INDEPENDENCE DAY
TRC-04,
Release Date: 1985
SIDE A
1. Modern Fishballs
2. Never
3. Breaking The Wall
4. Manila Girl
5. Nagpapa-Pansin Pansinin
6. Hoy!

SIDE B
1. No Future Sa Pader
2. Blood In Every Heart
3. I Don't Like Your School
4. We Don't Belong To The Stars
5. Machine To Mark
6. Do You Rebel Rebel


THE WUDS
ARMS TALK
TRC-05
Release Date: 1985
SIDE A
1. Stupid People
2. Man in The Mirror
3. Teachers & Cheaters
4. Seen But Ignored
5. Sa Katulad Mo
6. Peace Be With You

SIDE B
1. Pera
2. Tahimik Hindi Magulo
3. Murder
4. Jail
5. Ang Mga Bata
6. Sana Hindi Minsan Mo Lang Akong Tingan



VARIOUS ARTISTS
FATAL RESPONSE
(RESCUE LADDERS & HUMAN BARRICADES2)
TRC-06
Release Date: 1986
SIDE ONE
1. DEAD ENDS "New Life"
2. G.I. & THE IDIOTS "Broken Lineage"
3. G.I. & THE IDIOTS "Nine Years In Service"
4. G.I. & THE IDIOTS "The Flag"
5. WUDS "Patay Buhay"
6. WUDS "Inocente Lang Ang Nagtataka"

SIDE TWO
1. URBAN BANDITS "News Of The World"
2. URBAN BANDITS "Battle Of Mendiola"
3. ZOOT SUIT "Take A Look At That Boy"
4. ZOOT SUIT "Suit Yourself"
5. DEAD ENDS "Don't Drop Your Guns"


Here's the MTV of RIVERMAYA's rendition of WUDS' "Inocente Lang Ang Nagtataka".
GREAT VIDEO!!
video




DEAD ENDS
SECOND COMING
TRC-07
Release Date:1986
SIDE A
1. Second Coming
2. Sorry
3. Won't Fool Me Again
4. Nothing I Can Do
5. Insanity
6. New Life

SIDE B
1. Propaganda
2. Lap Dogs
3. Whispers
4. Vixen
5. City
6. Guns
7. Noise Barrage




BETRAYED
TRC-08
Release Date:1986
NOW (SIDE ONE)
1. Kids Will Unite
2. Caught In The Crossfire
3. Urban Assault
4. Hardcore Rules
5. Where Has Love Gone
6. Military Rule
7. Fight! Fight!
8. Betrayed By You

AND THEN (SIDE B)
1. Never Meant To Be This Way
2.When I Met You
3. Roots Reggae
4. To Jamming
5. Love Song
6. Punk Reigns



GEORGE IMBECILE AND THE IDIOTS
FACINATING WORLD OF GARBAGE
TRC-09
Release Date: 1986
SIDE A
1. We Can't Get Along
2. This Time For Real
3. Broken Lineage
4. Scratch For Bugs To Eat
5. Garbage Again
6. Born Against
7. Damn You People
8. Uncivilized

SIDE B
1. Bury Yourself
2. Buy My Right
3. Charged
4. Cunts For Rent
5. Where Are You Going Boys?
6. Nine Years In Service
7. The Flag
8. Question Of Growing Up



VARIOUS ARTISTS
3rd BOMBARDMENT
TRC-10
Release Date: 1986
SIDE A
1. PHILIPPINE VIOLATORS "Freedom"
2. PHILIPPINE VIOLATORS "Who Needs Society"
3. PRIVATE STOCK "Strange Boy In A Secret Sevice"
4. PRIVATE STOCK "Hype's Cool"
5. I.O.V. "My Song"
6. I.O.V. "Yankees"

SIDE B
1. CHAOS "Culture Shock"
2. CHAOS "Tools & Fools"
3. R.D.A. "Violent Dispersal"
4. R.D.A. "Nuclear"
5. DECEASED "Abandoned Youth"
6. BETRAYED "I Ain't Gonna Fight For You"
7. BETRAYED "Never Again"



VARIOUS ARTIST
KATRINA’S LIVE (TAMANA AWAY)
TRC-11
Release Date: 1986

SIDE ONE
BETRAYED
1. Caught in The Crossfire
2. Punk Reigns
3. Miltary Rules
4. Urban Assualt
5. Never Meant to be this Way
6. When I Met You
7. Kids Will Unite
8. Hardcore Rules
9. Betrayed By You
PRIVATE STOCK
10. Have More Fun
11. Future Generation

SIDE TWO
G.I. AND THE IDIOTS
1.Bury Yourself
2 Broken Lineage
3.The Flag"
4. Nine Years In Service
5. This Time For Real
WUDS
6. Peace Be With You
7. Teachers and Cheaters
8. Just Like Before
9. Sana Di Minsan Mo Lang Akong Tingan
10.Inosente Lang Ang Nag-tataka



I.O.V. (INTOXICATION OF VIOLENCE)
ANOTHER DESTRUCTIVE CENTURY
TRC-12
Release Date: 1987
SIDE ONE
1. Lebanese Child
2. Vagrnacy
3. IOV
4. Gorvachev Attack
5. My Song
6. Guilt
7. Snap Election
8. Yankees
9. Stinking Bad Attitude

SIDE TWO
1. Another Destructive Century
2. Demoralized Ideas
3. You
4. Social Cancer
5. Doing Good Things
6. Stop Being An Ass
7. Total Annihilation
8. Statements


DEAD ENDS
DAMNED NATION
TRC-13
Release Date: 1987

SIDE A
1. System
2. Still Alive
3. Flush The Attitude
4. Look At Me
5. Between Him And Me
6. Same Shit
7. Fags In Mags
8. Lights Are Out

SIDE B
1. College Degree
2. President
3. Promises
4. Damned Nations
5. Reminiscing The Future
6. Johnny Loves Hardcore
7. Sore Loosers




R.D.A. (REFORMED DESTRUCTION & ANNIHILATION)
BRAVE UNITED IN TRUST
TRC-14
Release Date: 1987
SIDE A
1. Everybody's Date
2. Man In Uniform
3. Things We Hate
4. Paralized Action
5. Lesson For
6. Brave United In Trust
7. Violent Dispersal

SIDE B
1. It Must Exist
2. Into The End
3. If You're Dead
4. Do It In Your Own
5. Nuclear
6. Survive And Stay Alive



PHILIPPINE VIOLATORS
AT LARGE
TRC-15
Release Date: 1987
SIDE A
1. My Generation
2. School Violence
3. Can't Stand Being Exploited
4. Freedom
5. Dead Chickens
6. Tired Of Life
7. Yesterday

SIDE B
1. Stupid Faith
2. Children Sick
3. Wonderful World Of Trash
4. Cruelty Even After Death
5. Tomorrow's Test
6. Who Needs Society
7. St. Vicious
8. Leave Me Alone

Click the photo to enter my PHILIPPINE VIOLATORS blogpost before:




DECEASED
NEVER REST IN PEACE
TRC-16
Release Date: 1988
SIDE t
1. Religion
2. The Jeanx
3. Paranoia
4. Romantic Death
5. Her Father's Filth
6. Never Rest In Peace
7. Abused By Authorities

SIDE tt
8. Too Fanatic
9. Noel's Wrath
10. Shoot You Down
11. Frustrated Sperm
12. Abandoned Youth
13. Damn You People
14. Pretender
15. Mr. Robbert
The B-side indicated it as Tracks 8-15


VARIOUS ARTISTS
PHILIPPINES: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
TRC-17
Release Date: 1987
SIDE A
1. DISCANT X "Depression and Suicide"
2. DISCANT X "Voices From the Grave"
3. INFERNAL WRATH "Back to Basic"
4. INFERNAL WRATH "Puppetry"
5. M.A.D. "Blasphemania"
6. M.A.D. "Fear Tomorrow"
7. BANNED "Reebok Gang"

SIDE B
1. BANNED "Green Money"
2. VALLEY OF DEATH "Valley of Death"
3. VALLEY OF DEATH "Reasons to Fight"
4. DEATH THREAT "Suicide"
5. DEATH THREAT "Dangerous Life"
6. FATAL DISGUISE "Where Do We Go?"
7. FATAL DISGUISE "Drowning Dreams"
8. DISTORTED MINDS "War Cry"
9. DISTORTED MINDS "Oi!"
10. UdK "I Rule"
11. UdK "Working Class"

OTHERS:


VINYL RECORD
THIRD WORLD CHAOS.
NEW MOVE FOR ERROR
Release Date:1983
TC-TWR
THIS SIDE
1. Sophisticated Brat
2. Rebel Rockers
3. No Rule
4. Don't Cha Try To Stop Me
5. You
6. We Are The One

OTHER SIDE
1. Lost Dinosaur
2. Opinions
3. Quitter
4. Insult The Useless People
5. You Won't Anymore
6. New Move For Error

This was the first and only album from the first Filipino punk band ever which was released both on VINYL and CASSETTE TAPE formats.Tommy Tanchanco of the TRC label and the "Brave New World" movement was the band's guitarist. Their LP is considered as the only PINOY PUNK Vinyl Record ever issued here in the PHILIPPINES. Recently this LP was sold at e-bay with a wapping cost of Php 15,000.00. WOW!!



PRIVATE STOCK.
HYPE'S COOL!
Release Date:1986
PY-001
BLACK SIDE
1. Have More Fun
2. Rock N' Roll Machine
3. Spider's Web
4. It's What I Want
5. Whatta Girl
6. As You've Said Before

YELLOW SIDE
1. High Volt For Revolt
2. Chaos of the Bandits
3. Girls In My School
4. Class Villains
5. Future Generation

WheeW!!! Finally I finished my Blogpost!!

As much as I would like to share all these tapes in Digital Format here in my little blog there are some restrictions because of this DMCA music copyright infringement thing so I can't do that right now. I seldom upload music files here in my little blog yet these guys monitor my blog. Huh? I hope you guys like my own tribute to this Legendary Pinoy Independent Record Label. THANKS FOR READING MY BLOGPOST!! Even though It's a litttle bit difficult to make. HE HE HE!! All those pictures and tracklistings made it hard for me to publish it at once.

I MADE THE TRACKLIST VERY UNIQUE WHICH IS VERY EXCLUSIVE FOR MY BLOGPOST. DIVISIONS OF TWO SIDES OF THE TAPES ARE STATED. THIS IS MY OWN LITTLE WAY TO SALUTE TWISTED RED CROSS!!

Here's a photo of the COMPLETE TWISTED RED CROSS cassette tapes!!



Here's the Classic TRC Tapes Ad on HERALD X!!




WHAT CAN I SAY?
Tommy Really Cares!!

MABUHAY T.R.C.!!
-DR. STIRRING RHOD-

17 comments:

Archie Warren said...

Hey Doc!

Galeeng ng post mo. I'm actually doing a few articles on Pinoy Rock History and the 80s punk scene is a pivotal part of that!

I was wondering is you could share with me about where you got all those albums? How could I listen to them? Or are they still available?

Would like to know and maybe get some suggestions for you as to who would be the intersting people to interview/ profile, apart from the usual people like Je Bautista and Boyet Miguel.

Would appreciate any help.

- Archie =)
archie.asistores@yahoo.com

TAMBAYCORE 2.0 said...

awesome blog, although i was part of the the Brave New and TRC era, i was one of the few people who embrace the hardcore punk scene today, others would guys stay stuck ib the past day dreaming..anyway, thanx for doing this, it meant a lot..
please check my blog...worldwide hardcore punk thrash from old school to new, including pinoys of course..
much respect...

motmot

http://tambaycore2.blogspot.com/

DrStirringRhod said...

THANKS Archie!! :-) Well, I bought some of them and got some copies from my friends who loves listening to this kind of music. Regarding who would be the right person to interview personally, I guess the man himself "TOMMY TANCHANCO" would be the beat person. Thanks for liking my blogpost!!

MABUHAY!!
DR. STIRRING RHOD

DrStirringRhod said...

THANKS motmot for the comments and of course for dropping by too!! Interesting blog you got there KABAYAN!! :-)

MABUHAY!!
DR. STIRRING RHOD

DrStirringRhod said...

ARCHIVED FROM MY MULTIPLY ACCOUNT:

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replyelfideas wrote on Dec 16, '08
Doc Rod,
I read several blog entries of yours--from the TRC tribute to Pacquiao to NU Rock Awards and a few more. Great posts as always! Keep it up. I took the time even I'm at the moment in the middle of editing the newspaper for tomorrow morning's deadline. Hehehe. Lamayan na naman ako, but I enjoy it. By the way, I finally started my new column sa newspaper, "Sa Ugoy ng Musika." I like to send you clippings. Give me your postal address. Nakakalimang features na etong music column ko.

replyelfideas wrote on Dec 16, '08
E-mail mo na lang privately sa elfideas102 at yahoo dot com.

replyisis67 wrote on Dec 16, '08
nice tribute doc to TRC! ;-)

replyjunmiro wrote on Dec 16, '08
Thank's Doc!! The Best Blog Ever for The Mighty Philippine Underground Label!! Give my Salute to Mr.Tommy Tanchanco's Effort to the Philippine Underground Music Movement!!

Twisted Red Cross RULES!!

replydjmp3 wrote on Dec 16, '08
doc meron kb dl link mga trc mo

replystrangeface87 wrote on Dec 17, '08
great blogpost!

replykahoyman wrote on Dec 17, '08
idol baka pwede mo i share mga trc mo? hehehe

replyfredericknegapatan wrote on Dec 18, '08
great article bro!!!!

replydsri wrote on Dec 18, '08
elfideas said
E-mail mo na lang privately sa elfideas102 at yahoo dot com.
THANKS Alfie for reading my blogposts!! :-) Let''s feature your work on my blog. I'll PM you.

replydsri wrote on Dec 18, '08
dodit and Redge, actually gusto ko lagyan yan ng download link kaso mainit yung blog ko sa YMCA este DMCA. Hindi ko nga maintindihan yung Music Copyright nayan kasi minsan langko naguupload sa "The Doctor Is In".

replydsri wrote on Dec 18, '08
Thanks Ryan, Jun, James, and Fred too for appreciating my TRC Blogpost. :-)

replykahoyman wrote on Dec 18, '08
doc dito mo nalang kaya UL para atleast yung iba mapakinggan

replykeart17 wrote on Jan 17
It's sad that there was a recent kidnapping of the Philippine Red Cross people. TWISTED minds!

replydsri wrote on Mar 17
keart17 said
It's sad that there was a recent kidnapping of the Philippine Red Cross people. TWISTED minds!

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DR. STIRRING RHOD

inkognita said...

This is amazing! I am actually the lead singer for Fatal Disguise and believe it or not...I don't have a single copy of our tape. Your research is great! I wish I can get a copy of the cover and the cd. :)

Aeon said...

Good day, 80's music is really unique. I used to see Tommy Tanchangco of Third World Chaos, in our campus in San Beda College in the mid 80's. Their music is really different, that I can consider it as "Ahead of that time" I used to have a copy of their one and only album, if i'm not mistaken? New Move for Error" which is in cassette tape copy and unfortunately I can't find it..DOES ANYONE STILL HAVE A COPY hope you can send me?!! Anyway I'd to congratulate you for having a nice blog..KUDOS!

chima said...

galing.....

DrStirringRhod said...

THANKS Aeon and chima for dropping by and for the compliments. :-) I greatly appreciate it. :-)

DrStirringRhod said...

THANKS also inkognita. :-)

Buleck said...

I remember our times then in Tandem ( Recto ), I swap a pair of chuck sneakers for a DIY copy of Katrina's Live ( with a xerox copy of the inlay cover ).. that was my first TRC record!! ... Man, this is an awesome blog!! Now Im recalling how it was back then.. the gate crushing, the egg yolk gel, the safety pins, and of course.. the "siento-bente" cough syrup!!!

DrStirringRhod said...

THANKS Buleck for sharing your thoughts!! Glad you like my TWISTED RED CROSS blogpost. Do come back.

alumbrorichard said...

hey doc!

Ang lupeeet!!... ng post mo it's a pity that i didn't get the chance to be a part of that incredible music era co'z i wasn't born yet at that time,, but i learned all about those music history from one of my co workers...he is also a music lover and reviewer at that time...when he shared some of those music i was totally blown away...i really appreciate those kind of sounds and i'm very eager to do my homework and research more to get to know the roots of my music...
more power and keep the history of our music alive...

DrStirringRhod said...

GLAD you liked and enjoyed my special tribute to TWISTED REED CROSS alumbrorichard !! THANKS for appreciating it!!

JeffPunk said...

All i can shout is : Hardcore Rules!

JeffPunk said...

HARDCORE RULES! oi

nods said...

astig ka. this brings back old and wonderful memories, lost through the passage of time.

question, lahat ba ng albums andito? kase parang may naalala akong album na yung logo lang nasa cover tapos may "no future sa pader". i could be wrong though.