December 12, 2013

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March 09, 2013

80's Pinoy TV Sitcom Theme Songs: 'John en Marsha' and 'Chicks to Chicks'



'John en Marsha' Theme Song
Original track: 'Rubber Ducky' by Quincy Jones





'Chicks to Chicks' Theme Song
Original track: 'Chic Chica Chic Chica Chic' by Biddu Orchestra



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May 12, 2012

Watch 60's 70's 80's Cartoons! Voltron Defender Of The Universe: Season 1, Episode 1 - 'Space Explorers Captured'

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Original Air Date—10 September 1984
Keith, Sven, Lance, Hunk, and Pidge approaching a war-torn Planet Arus. Before they can land, a Doomite slave ship pulls the space explorers ship into its cargo hold. Meanwhile back on Earth, members of the Galaxy Alliance discuss the fate of the space explorers, the legend of Voltron comes up in the discussion. The slave ship arrives on Planet Doom, King Zarkon proclaims victory over the Galaxy Alliance, Haggar warns Zarkon that the Castle of Lions holds the secret of Voltron.

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Watch 80's Cartoons! Transformers The Movie (1986) The Original Animated Motion Picture [Full Movie - HD]

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Transformers: The Animated Movie is a comic book adaptation of 1986's The Transformers: The Movie, published by IDW Publishing in 2006–2007. It was part of the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the film, which also included a new DVD release.

As Unicron destroys the planet Lithone (not named in the comic), the Autobots plan to retake Cybertron from the Decepticons. Optimus Prime sends a group to Autobot City on Earth to acquire the energon needed for the assault. His mission is discovered by Megatron, however, and the shuttle is hijacked, the crew is killed, and Autobot City is attacked.
When all seems lost, Prime arrives and turns the tide of the battle, engaging in a colossal battle with Megatron. Both receive grave injuries, and as Prime dies, he passes the Matrix of Leadership to Ultra Magnus.

The Decepticons dump their injured into space, including Megatron, and battle for leadership. Unicron reformats the abandoned Decepticons into powerful warriors in order to destroy the Matrix—the only thing that could harm him. Megatron is now Galvatron, and he regains the leadership of the Decepticons by killing the traitorous Starscream.

Unicron eats Cybertron's moons while Galvatron's crew attacks the Autobots, sending them fleeing into space. The Autobots' two shuttles crash on separate planets. While Hot Rod's group battles the Quintessons and Sharkticons and learns about Unicron, Ultra Magnus's crew crash-lands on Junk and is attacked again by Galvatron, who steals the Matrix.

Galvatron attempts to use the Matrix to enslave Unicron, but only angers the behemoth, inciting him to transform and attack Cybertron. The Autobots and their allies travel to destroy Unicron and crash their ship into Unicron's eye. They rescue the Moonbase prisoners while Hot Rod battles Galvatron. Hot Rod opens the Matrix, transforming into Rodimus Prime. He disposes of Galvatron and helps everyone escape while using the Matrix to destroy Unicron. Rodimus exclaims that this event will end the Cybertronian wars.

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April 27, 2012

Europe - Six, Two, Eight (628) 80's Music Video

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Europe - Six, Two, Eight (628)
"Baby please don't leave me one more time."


628 (as it is simply referred to), was a huge hit within the top Manila radio stations of the 80's.
Originally performed and recorded by Europe, Karisma for the album 'Six.Two.Eight". Another unmistakable hit in the album was the song "Give Me One Day".

A mix tape during 80's Manila would often include "State Of The Nation" by Industry, and 628. Both songs would complement each other and every Mobile Disco group would always have these records in their arsenal of dance hits.


More Video Hit Parade Classics: Kenny Rogers & The BeeGees - You And I

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March 07, 2012

Watch 60's 70's 80's Cartoons! Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends: EP7 'The X-Men Adventure'

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Original Air Date—29 October 1983
When Spider-Man is trying out the X-Men's Danger Room, things start to go wrong when a strange intruder named Cyberiad shows up. It turns out that he is Firestar's former boyfriend and he blames her for his current state. Since Cyberiad has control of the X-Men's mansion, can the X-Men succeed in defeating him?

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March 04, 2012

Watch 60's 70's 80's Cartoons! Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends: EP1 'Triumph of the Green Goblin'

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Original Air Date—12 September 1981
The Green Goblin wants to poison the city's water supply with a formula that will turn everyone into creatures like him.

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February 29, 2012

Hot Vintage Fashion: Wonder Woman Linda Carter Wears Shakey's Philippines T-Shirt

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"Wow! Si Wonder Woman kumain sa Shakey's!"

WOW! Wonder Woman Linda Carter wears a cool original 70's Shakey's Pizza Parlor Philippines T-Shirt! More photos of Linda at Voices of East Anglia

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January 31, 2012

Watch 60's 70's 80's Cartoons! Voltes V: Episode 40 - The Liberation

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Watch 60's 70's 80's Cartoons! 'The Liberation' - The final episode to the legendary Voltes V saga!

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June 16, 2011

Play Game & Watch And Other Old Skool Handheld Videogames Online!

"You mean I can play all those cool games again? Galing!"

Game & Watch fans, this is what you've been waiting for! Now you can play some of your favorite Game & Watch games and other retro pocket games online with PICA PIC - "Hipopotam's digitized collection of handheld electronic games".

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June 15, 2011

Kenny Rogers & The BeeGees - You And I 80's Music Video

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Kenny Rogers & The BeeGees - You And I
"I'll be your shelter from the rain that never ends."


Although the original music video for this song has to yet emerge, this love song had to be featured as this really takes the cake. If there was one love song that Filipinos were passionate about during the early 80's, this was it! Originally composed by BeeGee Barry Gibb, performed and recorded by Kenny Rogers, this love song became the anthem of many hearts young and old.

"You And I" was the staple background love song in many teenage movies of the day, including Bagets. You heard this everywhere: while riding the jeepney, shopping centers, groceries, the corner sari-sari store, wherever you were, it was playing.

Till this day, the intro is is unmistakeably recognizable, and its first bars will instantly take you back to those wonderful days of innocence, young love, and heartache.


More Video Hit Parade Classics: Peter Schilling - Major Tom (Coming Home)

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April 11, 2011

Peter Schilling - Major Tom (Coming Home) 80's Music Video

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Peter Schilling - Major Tom
"4, 3, 2, 1 - Earth below us, drifting falling."


German-born synth pop musician Peter Schilling rose to fame with his 1983 hit single "Major Tom" from the album "Error In The System". With his music often inspired by science-fiction themes featuring aliens, astronauts, nuclear holocausts, etc, this tune was the retelling of David Bowie's 1969 classic "Space Oddity". Although the song was originally recorded in German, the international hit version was sung in English and became an international hit throughout 1984 and 1985.

A mix tape during the 80's Nu Wave exlposion in Manila would be incomplete without this hit that featured a well-crafted catchy chorus that you'd be singing it for days.


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March 27, 2011

Kit Bungo Of ARMAGEDDON: The Lost Interview Tapes - Remembering The Greatest Obscure Band Of 70's Pinoy Rock

by Gregg Casis

Armageddon Mapulang Dagat

"It has come to my attention the existence of a truly evil and corrupting influence over the young and impressionable minds of our society." (--President Ferdinand Marcos, Presidential Address, 1976)

Many Filipino Rock fans can name the legendary greats that helped shape Pinoy Rock Music. Comprised of bands formed during the mid 60's and flourished throughout the 70's, these bands left their mark in Filipino pop culture, and provided a profound contribution to OPM's golden era. Recognizable names such as "Abracadabra", Pinoy psych-rock's trippy drummer Edmond Fortuno's "Anak Bayan", "Bad Machine", famous for being the opening act for the Rolling Stones' Rizal Coliseum concert in 1976, Olongapo's pride "Horoscope", lead by drummer Lito Marcos, the "Drug Cult" band with Eddie "Manok", "Maria Cafra" known for their epic rock concertos with Resty Fabunan on lead guitar, and legendary music producer Snaffu Rigor on drums and percussion, and the crowning glory of Pinoy Rock, "Juan De La Cruz", with Mike Hanopol, Wally Gonzalez, and the larger-than-life persona of Joey "Pepe" Smith.

Pinoy rock was undoubtedly a huge staple throughout the 70's, although its impetus was not limited to mere commercial popularity. Away from the spotlight of mainstream music, underground bands proliferated spanning a rich genre of experimentational sounds. Formed during the height of the "drug culture", these rock groups seduced the youth with its rebellious subterranean sonics and howlings. Christened with more sinister band names in comparison to their commercial counterparts, with names like: "The Devil's Playground", famed for their deep psychedelic rock jams, "The Apocalypse Band" of lead-guitarist Sammy Climaco, "Empiyerno" of lead guitarist Rolly Roldan and bassist JC Aspiras, are samples of the alternative choice for adventurous music fans who were eager to venture away from the commercial acts that dominated the airwaves.

But the most treasured gem to ever come out of this period is an obscured mystery that is remembered by only a handful rock historians, true audiophiles, and industry insiders; a group called Armageddon. Hailed as the true harbingers of Heavy Metal (before it was commercially made popular by British imports), this menacing trio was feared by the public as the original horsemen of the apocalypse. The band's catalogue of music is as fascinating as its mysterious origins. Forged by an early childhood friendship between eccentric lead singer Levi "Leviathan" De Los Santos and fiery lead guitarist Kit Bungo, the group's rise to underground notoriety was greatly supported by what came to be known as their "invisible army" of fans; the group garnered so much infamy for becoming the only musical act to have been blacklisted from participating in local Filipino entertainment's commercial market structure - the reason being that they were classified as a "social threat" by the Marcos regime during the mid 1970's; "It has come to my attention the existence of a truly evil and corrupting influence over the young and impressionable minds of our society." (--President Ferdinand Marcos, Presidential Address, 1976)

The Devil's Axe Man: The last known photo taken of Kit Bungo in 1988, during the band's final reunion show in the province of Capiz. Photo courtesy of Jess Marasigan

Formed in 1973, guided by an omnipotent and unseen force that the founding musicians refer to as their true father, Armageddon (or "Geddon") capitalized on hits classified as demonic-sounding music by commercial radio station DJs and local music publications. Hellish tunes heavily embellished with frightening lyrics and song titles such as: "Hardin Ng Halimaw", "Kampon Ng Kadiliman", "Sa Dulo Ng Impyerno", "Ipapako Kita", "Sungay Niya Sungay Ko Rin", "Langit Sa Ilalim Ng Lupa", "Haplos Ng Apoy", "Mapulang Dagat", "Sunugin Ang Mundo", "Madilim Na Bukas", and the highly controversial "Ang Huling Araw" (censored by the National Board Of Censors months before its release) - invokes omenous imagery influenced by the cultural myths and superstitious tales embedded in Filipino folklore.

Although their legacy resides within the dark corners of the memories of those who remember their short-lived reign, the band's fascinating story of sorcery, sacrifice, and alleged devil worship, is encapsulated in one of the recently resurfaced interview tapes of Armageddon's lead guitarist Kit Bungo. An interview recorded during their 5th Anniversary US Tour in Michigan in 1986, by local Filipino radio personality Al Alcantara of DZHJ, Radio Bayan. The tape provides an intimate peek into the world of obscure rock legends that for many decades have been cloaked in mystery, until now.

Let us examine the band that Mike Hanopol refers to as "Black Magic", the tempestuous personalities that inspired Joey Pepe Smith to coin the phrase "Anak ng demonyo!"; this is the true story of Armageddon.



Kit Bungo Interview PART 1 - Track 1
Kit recalls the group's early formation days - rehearsing at a basement studio underneath a bakery in Cubao. Their fateful trip to bassist Rotsen's province of Capiz, where Rotsen receives his mystical name as a gift from the underworld, facilitated by a mysterious cult minister the band simply refers to as Tito Eddie. Details of the cult's cave of worship, and the group's induction into the world of mysticism and their monastic practice of the black arts.

Kit tells of his childhood friendship with lead singer Levi, and tells the story of Levi's extraordinary birth - feared by local villagers as an ominous event, and Levi's unspoken unearthly powers that led to the blinding of a Catholic priest, which later resulted in the banishment of Levi's family from their hometown.



Kit Bungo Interview PART 1 - Track 2
Details about the mysteries that surround the birth of Geddon's lead singer Levi - Kit retells the chilling tale of Levi having been born with unnatural growths that seemed to resemble devil horns, as well as the lead guitarist articulating the group's bond to Levi's alleged "father of darkness".



Kit Bungo Interview PART 2 - Track 3
Kit discusses the rise of Armageddon after being signed to the now defunct Orion Records (a then rogue subsidiary of Alpha Records) in 1976, via the label's talent scout Edwin Manalo. The group records the lengthy and self-indulgent instrumental epic "Ipapako Kita", which clocks over 3 hours of music, carving its own rightful place in rock history.

Their first hit single "Duyan Ng Demonyo" mesmerizes the public, but the cult classic "Blusang Itim" becomes an instant underground hit, selling an unprecedented one million copies, two thirds of which are accounted for by a Japanese bootleg sold to a small Japanese outfit via a deal unknown to the group's management at the time. This feat catapulted the band into an international cult phenomenon. Favorited among contemporaries such as Mike Hanopol (whom to this day highly respects the band for their artistic integrity and genious), the song paved way to inspire a feature film to be made a decade later by director Emmanuel H. Borlaza.

According to legend, Borlaza had acquired a copy of the song from a houseboy he had employed in 1984-1985, around the time Borlaza directed a horror short entitled "Baso", featured in "Shake, Rattle, & Roll" - it was said that the director became fatally obsessed with the track that it almost drove him to madness.

Unknown to many, the director had mysteriously disappeared from his home, only to emerge almost eight months later with yet another masterpiece. This elegantly filmed macabre love story is Borlaza's tribute to the tune that haunted his artistic desires. A bonafide boxoffice success in 1986, "Blusang Itim" starred 80's matinee idols Snooky Serna, Richard Gomez, and Joel Alano.



Kit Bungo Interview PART 2 - Track 4
Kit cites the highly controversial track "Ang Huling Araw", censored by the board of censors months before its release. The band's prophetic rise to fame in the year 1976 - Kit breaks down the year's mystical significance via the Numericon: a cryptic method used by 14th century mystics to foresee auspicious events with the aid of a medium. Rotsen challenges Levi upon the authenticity of his birthright as the true "Devil's incarnate".



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March 20, 2011

Lost 70's Anime Cartoon: Paul In Fantasy Land (Paul's Miraculous Adventure)


Paul In Fantasy Land Opening (Italian Version)

Paul In Fantasy Land is a lost anime gem that a lot of our Nostalgia Fanatics seem to remember, but haven't had the chance to pin down all the facts of this wonderful obscured 70's children's anime, until now.

Paul's Miraculous Adventure (translated from the original Japanese title) is a children's action-adventure tv series created by Tatsunoko Productions, directed by Hiroshi Sasagawa, famous for his work on Speed Racer. It was broadcast in Japan from 1976-1977, and was shown in the Philippines in the late 70's and lasted till the very early 80's along with other popular Japanese anime series such as Candy Candy.


Scene from an Italian version of the series: featuring Paul's toy boat car that had red sails and a the white "PP" monogram on it - his teddy bear would have a magic wand that would shrink and grow the toy boat car. The scene also shows Paul's iconic yo-yo weapon, which he used to battle with the demonic Belt Satan, who seemed very frightening to the series' young audience.

Story: "On his birthday, Paul receives a teddy bear as a gift from his parents. While Pakkun appears to be a fairly ordinary stuffed toy, he in reality is the keeper of the portal between Earth and an alternate dimension known as the Land of Wonders. Paul and his best friend Nina explore the alternate universe until Nina is kidnapped by the demonic ruler of this dimension, Belt Satan. After making an unsuccessful attempt to save Nina, Paul and Pakkun are forced to return home to Earth, where Paul is accused of kidnapping and murdering Nina by the girl's parents. Paul returns to the Land of Wonders with Pakkun and Nina's dog Doppe in tow, fighting monsters with his powerful yo-yo in order to defeat Belt Satan and save Nina." (via Wikipedia)

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February 11, 2011

Watch 60's 70's 80's Cartoons! Speed Racer: Episode 1 - The Great Plan Part 2

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