THE PIN-UP GIRLS aka. The Pin-Ups are a FILIPINO INDIE BAND formed back in 1996 composed of MONDO CASTRO (formerly NU107 DJ on their New Wave Radio Program "CLUB RETRO") on vocals/guitar, PAMELA AQUINO (formerly of all-female Pinoy Indie Band KELTSCROSS) on vocals/ guitar, and JENG TAN on vocals/bass. The band also added guitarist RYAN NACHURA and drummer NOEL GARCIA on their line-up and began performing NEW WAVE Covers on different clubs and gigs. Like any usual bands, they also had some line-up changes throughout their Independent Career having JAJA MANUEL and MITCH SINGSON. The band got their name from Jennifer's Bettie Page T-Shirt and recently dropped the "Girls" and adapted "The Pin-Ups" instead since only 25% of the member is a lady. Hmmmmp? The Pin-Up Girls officially released their debut album entitled "HELLO PAIN" back in 2001 with their budget coming from raising funds on a garage sale. Wheeew!! That's really "Indie" I may say!! Of course, "Hello Pain" included my favorite song from the band entitled "RIDE ROCKET WILD". In 2003, The Pin-Up Girls made a 5 track EP entitled "TASTE TEST" which was re-issued in 2004 under Mike Sutton's "Know It All Records" label with added tracks and even had good reviews both in the U.S. and U.K. That's proudly FILIPINO!! The Pin-Up Girls then released locally a compilation of their rare tracks and demos entitled "TAKE ON THE WEAKENED SKY" back in 2005. Their second album "ALL SEATS ARE TAKEN" was then released in 2006 wherein It also included the band's collaboration with the late great FRANCIS MAGALONA and KENNETH ILAGAN of Iconic 80s PINOY Band VIOLENT PLAYGROUND. I only saw the band performed LIVE once and that was wayback 2003. A great FILIPINO band indeed that's very underrated. The Pin-Up Girls as of today are still very active in the underground music scene.
The Pin-Up Girls were also the front act on the Per Oystein Sorensen solo FRA LIPPO LIPPI concert here in MANILA back in 2006. Some songs of the band were even played by radio stations in the U.S. and even New Jersey's Internet Station"www.flashbackalternatives.com". Their lead vocalist Mondo made available for download all the band's CDs in the Internet and so I'm making it also available here on my little blog "The Doctor Is In" by placing the link to the files Mondo uploaded before for those who still doesn't have a copy of it. THANKS Mondo for sharing these stuffs!! YUP!! It's for your listening pleasure everyone!! Interesting CD covers !! Pin-Up Girls indeed I may say!! He He He!! I didn't include the TRACKLISTS for each CD anymore since the individual songs are well indicated on the Music Files. ENJOY THE MUZIC guys!!
THE PIN-UP GIRLS DISCOGRAPHY:
"TAKE ON THE WEAKENED SKY"
"ALL SEATS ARE TAKEN"
DOWNLOAD ALL THE FOUR CDS HERE:
I Uploaded Three Music Videos of The Pin-Up Girls just to spice up this blogpost of mine regarding the band. Interesting and great videos!!
WATCH "DOWN"here :
WATCH "ALL SEATS ARE TAKEN" here:
WATCH "FIVE MINUTE HALLWAY (FLIP)" here:
The Pin-Up Girls were also featured on NME-EUROPE last MARCH 31,2010. Click the band's photo to read the article:
Last Year 2009, a U.K. Indie Record Label "BABY BOOM RECORDS" included The Pin-Up Girls song entitled "JACKSON POLLOCK 9" on their compilation sampler.
"BABYBOOM SAMPLER 04"
Track # 20
LISTEN to "JACKSON POLLOCK 9" Demo Version:
Well, for the finale LISTEN to my favorite "RIDE ROCKET WILD" :
I hope you guys like my little tribute on "The Pin-Up Girls". It's "The Dr. Stirring Rhod Way" again. THANKS for dropping by !!
Ride Rocket Wild
with The Pin-Up Girls!!
-DR. STIRRING RHOD