Radioactive Sago Project

Radioactive Sago Project is a Filipino jazz rock band formed in 1999 in Quezon City, Philippines. The band's sound is a fusion of spoken-word poetry, bebop jazz, and punk. Subjects in their material range from politics, drugs, alcohol, random musings and current issues.

Radioactive Sago Project
OriginQuezon City, Philippines
GenresAlternative rock, ska punk, jazz fusion, salsa
Years active1999–present
LabelsViva Records (2000)
Terno Recordings (2004–present)
Associated acts
MembersLourd de Veyra
Junji Lerma
Francis de Veyra
Wawi Anzano
Pards Tupas
Rastem Eugenio
Roxy Modesto
Arwin Nava
Jay Gapasin
B-Boy Garcia

Fronted by award-winning poet Lourd de Veyra, the band has released four albums. The first, a self-titled album, was released under Viva Records in 2000. This was followed by Urban Gulaman in 2004 and Tangina Mo Andaming Nagugutom sa Mundo Fashionista Ka Pa Rin in 2007 and Ang Itlog at ang Demonyo in 2014, all under Terno recordings.

CareerEdit

In 2000, the band released its first single, "Gusto Ko Ng Baboy", about a young man's fascination with pigs since his childhood. As the song progresses, it becomes a political tirade against corruption.

In 2004, they released the single "Astro", from Urban Gulaman, depicting a person's addiction to cigarette smoking. This was titled after Astro, a now-defunct, cheap brand of cigarettes sold in impoverished areas. The song was used in the Pinoy/Blonde soundtrack the following year. A second single entitled "Alaala ni Batman" was also released. It tells the story of a man's idolization of Batman since his childhood. The song progresses into ruminations on politics and society, and how these factors contribute to the demise of Philippine economy and society. At the end of the song, the persona jumps off the top of a building believing he could fly, only to realize that Batman cannot fly.

In 2005, the band received three nominations at the MTV Pilipinas Video Music Awards for Favorite Group, Best Video, and Best Director (R.A. Rivera). The band won Best Video, and Best Director (R.A. Rivera).

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

  • The Radioactive Sago Project - Viva Records, 2000
  • Urban Gulaman - Terno Recordings, 2004
  • Tangina Mo Andaming Nagugutom sa Mundo Fashionista Ka Pa Rin - Terno Recordings, 2007
  • Ang Itlog at ang Demonyo - Terno Recordings, 2014

Compilation albumsEdit

MembersEdit

  • Lourd de Veyra - vocals
  • Francis De Veyra - bass
  • Jay Gapasin - drums
  • Junji Lerma - guitar
  • Wowie Ansano - trumpet
  • Pards Tupas - trombone
  • Roxy Modesto - saxophone
  • Rastem Eugenio - saxophone
  • Arwin Nava - percussion
  • B-Boy Garcia - turntables

Past membersEdit

  • EJ Delgado - guitars
  • Josefa Alovera - saxophone
  • Ryan Zapanta - saxophone
  • Jed Punongbayan - Piano
  • Julie J. Julie- Synth

Singles and music videosEdit

  • "Gusto ko ng Baboy (Jovelyn Laborte)"
  • "Astro"
  • "Gin Pomelo"
  • "Panic Buying Sa Duljo"
  • "Hello Hello"
  • "Wasak na Wasak"
  • "Kapalaran" (original by Rico J. Puno)
  • "Alaala ni Batman"
  • "Alkohol" (original by Eraserheads)
  • "Syotang Pa-Class" (original by APO Hiking Society)
  • "Alak, Sugal, Kape, Babae, Kabaong"
  • "Trip" ("Recorded from Tower Sessions")
  • "Super Hatdog"
  • "Bosnots & Friends"


Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Giving Body Category Nominated Work Results
2006 MYX Music Awards Favorite Indie Artist N/A Nominated[1]
2008 MYX Music Awards Favorite Indie Artist N/A Nominated[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Baby A. Gil (May 1, 2006). "List of 1st MYX Music Awards nominees". PhilStar. Retrieved September 12, 2020. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |1= (help)
  2. ^ Jocelyn Dimaculangan (February 18, 2008). "Third MYX Music Awards to be held on March 26". PEP.ph. Retrieved September 26, 2020.

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