THE SMITHS "Singles"

THE SMITHS were an English New Wave band formed in Manchester back in 1982 composed of STEVEN PATRICK MORRISSEY aka. "MORRISSEY" on vocals, JOHN MAHER aka. "JOHNNY MARR" on guitar, ANDY ROURKE on bass, and MIKE JOYCE on drums. Definitely,every PINOY NEW WAVER knows the name of all these guys. THE SMITHS was formed basically based on the songwriting partnership of Morrissey and Marr. John Maher changed his name to Johnny Marr to avoid confusion with Buzzcocks drummer John Maher while Morrissey performed solely only under his surname and he his also known as "MOZ". Critics have branded them the most important alternative rock band to emerge from the British independent music scene of the 1980s. In the autumn of 1982, the duo of Morrissey and Marr recruited drummer Mike Joyce who has been a member of punk bands "The Hoax" and "Victim" as well as bass player Dale Hibbert who also provided the group with demo recording facilities at the studio where he worked as a recording engineer. However after one gig, Andy Rourke who was a good friend of Marr replaced Hibbert on bass because Marr felt that neither Hibbert's bass playing nor his personality fit in with the group thus this Legendary Line-up of MOZ, MARR, JOYCE, and ROURKE was finally set to invade the Indie Scene of British Music and even made waves here in MANILA. The group were signed to the famous independent ROUGH TRADE record label for whom they released four studio albums and several compilations as well as numerous non-LP singles. Although THE SMITHS had limited commercial success outside the UK while they were still together and never released a single that charted higher than number 10 in their home country, the band won a growing cult following around the globe. The band broke up in 1987 and have turned down several offers to reunite since then.

THE SMITHS were first introduced here in MANILA by WXB 102 back in 1985 by playing their classic song "THIS CHARMING MAN". It was the very first song I've heard from the band. Of course POWER 105 DZBM wasn't behind that much because they immediately played most of the songs of THE SMITHS' "MEAT IS MURDER" album. The very first song I heard from THE SMITHS at POWER 105 was "WELL I WONDER" and It became a so-called POWER EXCLUSIVE back then. More THE SMITHS songs were played by both XB and BM and it just became a sort of "who will play this SMITHS song first" thing. YUP!! from the obscure ones like "REEL AROUND THE FOUNTAIN" and "PRETTY GIRLS MAKE GRAVES" up to their singles like "WILLIAM IT WAS REALLY NOTHING", "THE BOY WITH THORN ON HIS SIDE", "THERE'S A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT", "PANIC", and "ASK" just to name a few. When WXB 102 played "HEAVEN KNOWS I'M MISERABLE NOW", other Pop Radio Stations played it too like 93.9 WKC and 97.1 WLS and became the most popular song of THE SMITHS here in MANILA if you're talking about the common people since this song invaded other pop stations aside from WKC and WLS. Actually, a lot of THE SMITHS songs from their albums were played on XB and BM which made the band very popular among PINOY NEW WAVERS. By the time their album "STRANGE WAYS HERE WE COME" finally arrive in MANILA's airwaves then it was the turn of NU 107 to bring on THE SMITHS new and fresh songs on air on late 1987 and early 1988. YUP!! XB was gone and BM was just about to return their New Wave Greatness while NU was on it's way to the top. NU 107 introduced "GIRLFRIEND IN A COMA", "I STARTED SOMETHING I COULDN'T FINISH" and would you believe made a non-single a hit which was "WORK IS A FOUR LETTER WORD". Well, I didn't mention all THE SMITHS songs that made it to XB,BM, and NU because that's too many to enumerate okay.

"THE SMITHS: Singles" is an 18-Track compilation CD which was released back in 1995 by WEA RECORDS that included the band's well loved singles that they released back in the 80s. This CD became more popular than The Best Of The Smiths I & II and considered an addition to every The Smiths catalog. A must-have for every "THE SMITHS" fan and of course PINOY NEW WAVERS which I didn't missed out buying the original copy. The packaging of the CD was also great since it has all the photos of the 18 singles in a complete fold-up page which included the names of the models of the art covers from every singles. It also included photos of THE SMITHS album from their entire music career. I included the photos of those pages in the inlet of the CD here in my special "THE SMITHS" blogpost so that you will see how interesting the packaging of the CD was. For this exclusive "The Doctor Is In" "THE SMITHS" blogpost I decided to place all photos of their singles and included the names of the models on the corresponding artwork covers and what New Wave Radio Station played it first here in MANILA. YUP!! This is to spice up this THE SMITHS feature of mine. You will also notice that there are two covers for "WILLIAM IT WAS REALLY NOTHING" because the original artwork which came from an early 80s advertisement for A.D.S. speakers wherein the speaker was the object on the bed had legal problems and so later pressings were produced with new artwork wherein Billie Whitelaw was the model. This arrangement of course is "The Dr. Stirring Rhod Way" again!! I made my CD available for download just in case you are interested even though I know most of you guys have a lot of THE SMITHS songs already. I still encourage everyone to support the original Music Formats be it Vinyl Records or Compact Discs and don't just be contented to have the so-called "mp3 collection" which is not a REAL Music Collection however which way it's brag about. ENJOY THE MUZIC!!

THE SMITHS "Singles"

1) Hand In Glove
Model: Unknown
First Played in MANILA by WXB 102

2) This Charming Man
Model: Jean Marais
First Played in MANILA by WXB 102

3) What Difference Does It Make
Model: Terence Stump
First Played in MANILA by WXB 102

4) Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
Model: Viv Nicholson
First Played in MANILA by WXB 102

5) William It Was Really Nothing
Model: Early 80s A.D.S ad model/Billie Whitelaw
First Played in MANILA by POWER 105 DZBM

6) How Soon Is Now
Model: Sean Barrett
First Played in MANILA by POWER 105 DZBM

7) Shakespeare's Sister
Model: Pat Phoenix
First Played in MANILA by WXB 102

8) That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
Model: Unknown Italian Child Actor
First Played in MANILA by WXB 102

9) The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
Model: Truman Capote
First Played in MANILA by WXB 102

10)Bigmouth Strikes Again
Model: James Dean
First Played in MANILA by WXB 102

Model: Richard Bradford
First Played in MANILA by WXB 102

Model: Yootha Joyce
First Played in MANILA by WXB 102

13)Shoplifters Of The World Unite
Model: Elvis Presley
First Played in MANILA by WXB 102

14)Sheila Take A Bow
Model: Candy Darling
First Played in MANILA by POWER 105 DZBM

15)Girlfriend In A Coma
Model: Sjelagh Delany
First Played in MANILA by NU 107

16)I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
Model: Avril Angers
First Played in MANILA by NU 107

17)Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
Model: Billy Fury
First Played in MANILA by NU 107

18)There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
Model: Sandie Shaw
First Played in MANILA by WXB 102

Btw, DIAN DORS was the model in this "THE SMITHS: Singles" CD.


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Shortly after the release of "Strangeways Here We Come", THE SMITHS were the subject of a documentary in LWT's arts strand The South Bank Show, broadcast on ITV back in October 1987. Following the group's demise, Morrissey began to pursue a solo recording career and his very first solo album was entitled "VIVA HATE" which was a reference to the end of THE SMITHS. I will also feature that U.K. # 1 album also here in my blog so stay tune. MORRISSEY actually released a lot of albums as a Solo Artist and there were some sectors who were encouraging the guys to have THE SMITHS Reunion with a large amount of money involve but there seem no chance for that to happen. There were even Court Cases that involved the splitting of Royalties which really made it very impossible for that reunion.

I'll leave you with Two Music Videos from THE SMITHS namely "THERE'S A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT" and "THIS CHARMING MAN" and the Lyrics if you wanna sing-along with me. I hope you enjoyed another trip down memory lane only here on "The Doctor Is In". THANKS for dropping by!!

and SING-ALONG with it HERE:

Lyrics | Smiths lyrics - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out lyrics

and SING-ALONG with it HERE:

Lyrics | Smiths lyrics - This Charming Man lyrics

These Charming Men called
......THE SMITHS!!


Mostly It's PACQUIAO!!

MABUHAY KA Emmanuel D. Pacquiao popularly known as MANNY "PACMAN" PACQUIAO!! YUP!! It's KABAYAN Manny Pacquiao's win over Sugar Shame este Shane Mosley via unanimous decision with the judges scoring the bout at 119-108, 120-108, 120-107 all in favor of the Filipino Boxing Icon. Definitely, another way of being "PROUD TO BE PINOY" thing!! This will be a 6th blogpost of MANNY PACQUIAO here on "The Doctor Is In". Hindi lang Pang-Music, Pang-Sports pa!! KAILANGAN PA BANG I-MEMORIZE YAN!! Ha Ha Ha!! Another achievement for Manny who is now considered as the First Billionaire in the Philippine House Of Congress, Huh? KABAYANS do you believe that? Personally, Manny is the First Honest Income Billionaire Congressman in the Philippines since every KABAYANS knows that there are more of this Billionaire thing in Congress that got it from CORRUPTION and that doesn't include our great boxing icon since Manny earned everything the good and proper way. Everyone is not blind. He He He!! Pacquiao no doubt dominated the fight as Mosley refused to attack him throughout the fight. What a Shame for Mosley and there's no more Sugar okay!! Pacquiao definitely outclassed Mosley!! PACMAN wore his yellow gloves as a symbol of unity and fight for poverty here in the Philippines which is still very much present. Nice advocacy indeed!! It was also nice seeing another popular KABAYAN singing the Philippine National Anthem with grace and perfection, and she's none other than CHARICE PEMPENGCO. No criticism this time since she sang it the way it should be sang with no alteration whatsoever.

Manny Pacquiao delivered a solid left punch from his own combination which made Shane Mosley saw stars and dropped down the ring on Round 3. A push by Sugar Shane on the 10th round made Pacman really angry with the referee because he was counted down but Mosley just went on avoiding Pacman's punches. YUP!! He's like a chicken running without the head. Manny is now considered "THE DESTROYER" since he really destroyed everyone on path and of course destroying the boxing careers of his opponents. So what's next? I guess FLOYD "The Chicken" MAYWEATHER is really afraid to face Pacquiao because Manny will surely destroy his Undefeated Clean Slate and Manny will also destroy his career. CONGRATULATIONS MANNY PACQUIAO!! You made the whole FILIPINO COMMUNITY again "PROUD TO BE PINOY"!!

Here are my Five other PACMAN Blogpost which I created before here in my little blog "The Doctor Is In" which I also indicated the blogposts dates. Just click each photos to enter each blogpost just in case you haven't read it yet.

CLICK THE PHOTOS to enter my specific
PACMAN Blogpost:

Blogpost Dated 12/09/08
Pacquiao vs. De La Hoya

Blogpost Dated 05/05/09
Pacquiao vs. Hatton

Blogpost Dated 11/16/09
Pacquiao vs. Cotto

Blogpost Dated 03/17/10
Pacquiao vs. Clottey

Blogpost 11/15/10
Pacquiao vs. Margarito

I'll leave with a Video clip of another PINOY PRIDE "CHARICE" singing The Philippine National Anthem on the Pacquiao vs. Mosley fight. "PROUD TO BE PINOY!!



Pet Shop Boys "Discography"

PET SHOP BOYS are an English electronic dance music duo formed back in 1981 consisting of NEIL TENNANT on vocals, keyboards and guitar, and CHRIS LOWE on keyboards. PET SHOP BOYS are listed as the most successful duo in UK music history by The Guinness Book of World Records and one of the world's best-selling music artists since they have sold over 100 million records worldwide. Wheew!! That's a lot I may say!! This Three-time BRIT Award winners and six-time Grammy nominees since 1986 have achieved 42 Top 30 singles and 22 Top 10 hits in the UK Singles Chart, including four Number Ones namely "West End Girls", "It's a Sin", "Always on My Mind" and "Heart". This duo will always be remembered by PINOY NEW WAVERS so that's why I'm featuring their 1991 Compilation entitled "DISCOGRAPHY: The Complete Singles Collection". Everything started when Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe met in an electronics shop on Kings Road in Chelsea, London back in August 1981 then the two called themselves "West End" because of their love of London's West End and later they came up with the name "Pet Shop Boys" which they derived from friends of theirs who worked in a pet shop in Ealing. Their big break came in August 1983, when Tennant was assigned by Smash Hits to interview The Police in New York where they met producer Bobby Orlando aka. Bobby 'O' who helped them released the original 1984 version of "West End Girls" and the rest we can say was history. Up until now the duo still make music and last 2009 BRIT Awards the "Pet Shop Boys" received an award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.

PET SHOP BOYS were first introduced here in MANILA by WXB 102 back in 1986 by playing their #1 Worldwide hit single "WEST END GIRLS". I remember hearing "WEST END GIRLS" first on an evening radio show when DJ Cool Carla was on-deck and I even smiled at the band's name. Pet Shop Boys? Hmmmp? I immediately like the song and exactly one week after WXB 102 played the song, the Music Video start invading Manila's Television via Music Video Programs which made me even like the song more. I then went to the nearest record bar to ask if there's already a local release of the song, the album was not yet available but there was already a 45 single and so I bought the 7 inch coming from my little savings I have then happily went home playing the record to my delight. Just imagine It cost me 10 bucks back then and that means a great minus for my merienda. Ha Ha Ha!! Those were the good ol' days indeed!! The hits came on pouring via WXB 102 with "OPPORTUNITIES", "SUBURBIA", and lot more from the "PLEASE" album which I also bought on Vinyl Record. Their songs also went to Manila's Pop radio stations which of course PINOY NEW WAVERS doesn't want to happen but we just can't prevent it because their music was really good. POWER 105 DZBM was also vital in playing other PET SHOP BOYS songs and they were the first one who played "IT'S A SIN" and considered the song as a "POWER EXCLUSIVE" which was heavily rotated by the Dynamic Duo of "HARRY NOLAN" and the late "TAZMANIAN DEVIL" few months after WXB 102 went off the air back in 1987. YUP!! I remember these times wherein NU 107 was not yet on the radio and POWER 105 was mixing Pop and New Wave because they left the New Wave Genre on late 1986 and came back to New Wave format a month after NU 107 went test broadcast . MEMORIES INDEED!! By the time NU 107 went on Test Broadcast, that's when the new batch of PET SHOP BOYS songs were introduced and even overplayed like "RENT", "WHAT I HAVE DONE TO DESERVE THIS", and "HEART" which were all on their "ACTUALLY" album. Aside from the hit songs I have mentioned from the band, the three radio stations namely XB, BM, NU of course played other PET SHOP BOYS songs which I didn't anymore elaborate since I'll try featuring their albums too here on "The Doctor Is In". Btw, all songs I've mentioned are included in the Discography compilation that I'm featuring right now.

PET SHOP BOYS "Discography: The Complete Singles Collection" was the first ever compilation of Pet Shop Boys' Singles released back in 1991 collecting the 7" versions of all of the boy's first 18 singles on one disc in chronological order. Definitely, a terrific CD for you guys who love their music especially their 80s works. I first bought the Cassette tape which became overplayed then finally decided to buy the CD too. YUP!! That's my cassette tape and CD on the photo which still looks very mint. He He He!!I also love the packaging of both music formats be it CD or tape because it comes with the album folds out to show a chart that includes information about all the songs which also included pictures of the single covers of each of them. It also included how the singles peak in the UK chart position. A great overview of their materials indeed and a mus have for every PINOY NEW WAVERS too. The Pet Shop Boys wit, creativeness, and irony that comes along with Neal Tennant's excellent voice made a perfect combination of some of the best pop songs of the 80's. So where would the 80s have been without them? I made my CD available for download just in case you wanna have a copy, but I still encourage you to buy the original stuff because this is for promotional use only and for your listening pleasure. Definitely, I don't consider the so-called "mp3 collection" as a REAL Collection and so please do support the Real and Original Formats. ENJOY THE MUZIC!!

PET SHOP BOYS "DISCOGRAPHY: The Complete Singles Collection"

1) West End Girls
2) Love Comes Quickly
3) Opportunities
4) Suburbia
5) It's A Sin
6) What Have I Done To Deserve This
7) Rent
8) Always On My Mind
9) Heart
10)Domino Dancing
11)Left To My Own Devices
12)It's Alright
13)So Hard
14)Being Boring
15)Where the Streets Have No Name
17)DJ Culture
18)Was It Worth It?


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Here's My "WEST END GIRLS" 45 single:

I guess that's all for today's special blogpost of PET SHOP BOYS and I hope you ENJOYED another trip down memory lane "The Dr. Stirring Rhod Way". I'll leave you with the MTV of "WEST END GIRLS". THANKS for dropping by!!

and SING-ALONG with it HERE:

Lyrics | Pet Shop Boys lyrics - West End Girls lyrics

West End Girls or
Pet Shop Boys?


THE CURE "Killing An Arab"

"KILLING AN ARAB" was the first single by THE CURE which was recorded at the same time as their first LP in the UK was released back in 1979 entitled "Three Imaginary Boys" but was not included on the said album. The song was included on the band's first US album entitled"Boys Don't Cry" back in 1980. YUP!! That's the photo of The Three Imaginary Boys of THE CURE which was the first ever line-up composed of ROBERT SMITH on Vocals, MICHAEL "Mick" DEMPSEY on Guitar, and LAURENCE "Lol" TOLHURST on Percussion. "Killing An Arab" was first played here in MANILA by WXB 102 back in 1985 and became very popular among PINOY NEW WAVERS/PUNKS back then. According to The Cure's lead vocalist/songwriter ROBERT SMITH, "Killing An Arab" was a short poetic attempt at condensing his impression of the key moments in the book by ALBERT CAMUS entitled "L'√Čtranger (The Stranger)". A song with a very controversial lyrics indeed!! The lyrics describe a shooting on a beach in which the Arab of the title was killed by the song's narrator. In the book written by Camus, the protagonist name Meursault shoots an Arab on a beach overwhelmed by his surroundings and was condemned for his honesty about his feelings and was considered as a stranger because "he refuses to lie" and "doesn't play the game". Interesting isn't it? I guess this blogpost of mine is just going with the times as always. Personally, I love the beat of "Killing An Arab" and every PINOY NEW WAVER I bet knows the complete lyrics of this very short song by ROBERT SMITH and the rest of THE CURE.

Well, the latest news of Al Quida leader Osama Bin Laden's death have made a great impact on how terrorism and justice define today's norms. All of us remember the tragic 9/11 act of terrorism which definitely went beyond what everyone can imagine. That's the crashing of two planes on the WORLD TRADE CENTER back in March 2001 that killed thousands. That's 10 years ago and now justice was served.

The United States of America under the leadership of President Barack Obama led the operations in Pakistan that killed Bin Laden. For a lot of people and especially those families of the victims, It's a great victory. Definitely terrorism doesn't end here and all of us should still be vigilant.

I just noticed:
U.S. President Barack OBAMA
U.S. Vice President Joe BIDEN

and SING-ALONG with it HERE:

Lyrics | Cure lyrics - Killing An Arab lyrics

Well, that's all for today's blogpost. THANKS for dropping by again guys!!

THE CURE for terrorism?



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.


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!!






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!!



Let's Rock and Hyde!!