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DRAGON

DRAGON is a Popular Progressive New Zealand – Australian rock band that was formed in Auckland, New Zealand back in January 1972 and relocated to Sydney, Australia in May 1975. The band was lead by the Hunter Brothers namely Todd and Marc. Like any other bands, they have also gone through a lot of members revamp. Other known members were Ray Goodwin (Guitarist), Neil Reynolds (Drummer), and Paul Hewson (Keyboardist). The band's name "DRAGON" came from a consultation of I Ching cards by early band vocalist Graeme Collins. Their first major gig was an appearance at The Great Ngaruawahia Music Festival in early January 1973. DRAGON was introduced here in MANILA by WXB 102 back in 1986 with the song entitled "RAIN". It was also a massive hit on DZBM POWER 105 and it became a global hit too by reaching # 2 in the music charts. "RAIN" would be the one and only MANILA hit for this band. YUP!! That's the only song from the band that PINOY NEW WAVERS/PUNKS will be familiar with. The Hunter brothers with Todd's partner, Johanna Pigott, wrote the song "Rain". It's been raining here in MANILA for so long and It's not only rain, It's TYPHOONS!! This reminded me of the song "RAIN" and It's lyrics. Wheeew!! Even though "RAIN" was the only hit here in MANILA, DRAGON had massive success in other parts of the globe such as songs like "April Sun in Cuba" which peaked at #2 on the 1977 Australian singles chart; "Are You Old Enough?" reached #1 in 1978; and "Still in Love with You"reached #15 also in 1978.



DRAGON have endured tragedy and notoriety in their musical career with members dying from illnesses and drug/heroin overdoses. Of course, this would include the on and off reincarnation of the band that spanned almost four decades. Well, they released a lot of singles and albums in that period which proved the lasting sound of the band. No need to enumerate all of their releases because that would be too many to count if you get my drift. DRAGON even performed three songs namely "Speak No Evil", "Rain" and "Are You Old Enough?" for the Oz for Africa concert back in JULY 13, 1985 which was part of the Global LIVE AID Program which was broadcast in Australia on both Seven Network and Nine Network and of course MTV in the US.


My "DRAGON" Materials:
1) "BODY AND THE BEAT"(1984) Vinyl Record
2) The Very Best Of "DRAGON" (2010) CD

Definitely these two Music Materials are a must-have for PINOY NEW WAVERS. YUP!! Fellow KABAYANS would be satisfied already to have the "BODY AND THE BEAT" Vinyl Record since It includes the MANILA Hit "RAIN" and with a lot of releases that the band have in their discography I personally wouldn't buy any other record from them. Why? Because the "The Very BEST Of DRAGON" CD is indeed already a treat for music lovers who would just love to listen to their other songs. I made my CD available for download just in case you are interested to have a copy and this is FOR PROMOTIONAL USE ONLY okay so I still encourage you guys to get the original materials.


THE VERY BEST OF "DRAGON":

1. April Sun In Cuba
2. Are You Old Enough
3. Still In Love With You
4. Rain
5. Celebration
6. Get That Jive
7. This Time
8. Konkaroo
9. Island Nights
10. Love's Not Enough
11. Magic
12. Young Years
13. Speak No Evil
14. Dreams of Ordinary Men
15. Western Girls
16. River
17. Summer

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I uploaded three Music Videos of the band just to spice up this special blogpost of mine about a fire breathing band called "DRAGON". He He He!! Hmmmp? I just remembered this "DRAGON Katol" Commercial back in the 80s here in MANILA. Ha Ha Ha!!


WATCH the MUSIC VIDEO of
"APRIL SUN IN CUBA":
video



WATCH the MUSIC VIDEO of
"ARE YOU OLD ENOUGH?":
video


For the finale here's the
MUSIC VIDEO of "RAIN" ,
so do sing a long with me!!
video

Lyrics | Dragon lyrics - Rain lyrics

Well, I hope you ENJOYED another trip down memory lane here in my little blog "The Doctor Is In". This is not about DRAGON BALL Z...It's just about "DRAGON"..the band!! THANKS for dropping by!!


Enter the
.......DRAGON!!
-DR. STIRRING RHOD

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