ROCK AND HYDE was the Canadian New Wave duo from Vancouver, British Columbia formed back in 1987 after the demise of THE PAYOLAS composed of BOB ROCK and PAUL HYDE. Although considered as a side project of The Payolas, ROCK AND HYDE remained their identity minus two Payolas members namely Chris Taylor and Alex Boynton. After the breakup of The Payolas in 1986, Bob Rock and fellow Payolas member Paul Hyde continued to write songs together under the name Rock and Hyde which is definitely not related to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Obviously, the name was taken from both their surnames. ROCK AND HYDE was introduced here in MANILA by NU 107 back in 1988 by playing their classic song "DIRTY WATER". This is the one and only hit of the band here in MANILA and considered by PINOY NEW WAVERS as their trademark song. This song was included on the band's one-and-only album "UNDER THE VOLCANO" that included catchy hooks, clean production and superb AOR sensibilities throughout. Lately, there are three well-known Volcanoes here in the Philippines which are simultaneously giving signs of activity and these are Mt. Mayon. Mt. Bulusan, and Mt. Taal. According to PHILVOCS this never happened before. That's why this blogpost of mine was born. Any relation for the recent worldwide catastrophe? Naaah!! We will just have to keep the faith. Interesting isn't it? He He He!! "DIRTY WATER" was included on the Legendary Philippine New Wave Vinyl Compilation entitled "BRAVE MUSIC FOR A NEW WORLD". It was on the First Volume of that Two Volume Compilation Series which I will still feature here on "The Doctor Is In" in the future. YUP!! I have both Volumes One and Two in my Modest Music Collection. A&M tried to catch up with the duo's EMI success by immediately offering forth a greatest hits package called "Between a Rock & a Hyde Place" which was a compilation that didn't include any Rock and Hyde recordings but only A&M-era recordings the band had released under the name Payolas or Paul Hyde and the Payolas.
ROCK AND HYDE released their one and only album "UNDER THE VOLCANO" back in late 1987 and included the US hit "DIRTY WATER" and two more songs that became popular in CANADA and these were "I WILL" and "TALK TO ME". For those PINOY NEW WAVERS who love collecting bands and music from the New Wave Era that made it on the radio airwaves here in MANILA aside from the obscure stuffs then definitely this album is a must-have too. That's my Vinyl Record on the photo!! "Under the Volcano" is a 10-Track album which was critically well-received and their song “Dirty Water” even charted on the U.S. Hot 100. Although the duo of Bob Rock and Paul Hyde wrote the album, Taylor and Boynton were also featured thus making it a Payolas' record without the actual band name of "The Payolas". There were guest appearances also by Howie Vickers (formerly of Chilliwack), Bruce Fairbairn and John Webster(formerly with Red Rider). Personally, I find the album interesting with a blend of Pop Rock influence. If you're interested in The Payolas then you also have to get the Rock And Hyde album. Btw. I will also feature THE PAYOLAS here in blog so just stay tune.
ROCK AND HYDE "UNDER THE VOLCANO"
01 Dirty Water
02 I Will
03 Blind, The Deaf And The Lame
04 Knocking On Closed Doors
05 What Children Say
01 Talk To Me
02 Middle Of The Night
03 There's Always Someone Tougher
04 Oh Ruby
05 It's Always Raining
I included photos of the three Philippine Volcanoes and also three Music Videos of Rock And Hyde to spice up my blogpost. My KABAYANS would not forget our experience on MT. PINATUBO back in 1991. WOW!! Just imagine the extent of damage it caused and of course don't forget the cost of lives and properties. I can't believe it that here in MANILA we still got the ASH FALL and come to think of it it's miles away from here. Wheeew!! I guess this special Rock And Hyde blogpost of mine is really going Under The Volcano. Ha Ha Ha!!
WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO OF "I WILL" HERE:
WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO OF "TALK TO ME" HERE:
WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO OF "DIRTY WATER"
and SING-ALONG with it HERE:
Lyrics | Rock And Hyde lyrics - Dirty Water lyrics
I'll leave you with the 12" Version of "DIRTY WATER" and I hope you guys enjoyed another trip down memory lane. Do you want to wash your hands and wet your feet on dirty water? If there's Rock n' Roll, there's Rock n' Hyde and so you don't have to hide. THANKS again for dropping by!!
LISTEN TO "DIRTY WATER 12 inch" HERE:
DOWNLOAD THE SONG HERE:
Let's Rock and Hyde!!
-DR. STIRRING RHOD