30 Day Music Challenge Day 12: Tuloy Pa Rin (Original album edit) (Neocolours)


In an effort to drum up some posting after leaving this blog essentially dormant for, well, too long… here’s me taking the 30 Day Music Challenge. It’s spreading well enough that it’s still interesting, and it’s relevant enough to my interests that it’s worth pursuing. I love music, and I’ve come to associate certain songs with certain parts of my life, and it’s a fun opportunity to talk about some well-remembered songs.

Day 12 is “a song from your preteen years”. Dating self alert!

Tuloy Pa Rin by (the?) Neocolours was re-recorded by the group for a 2000s anniversary/compilation album, but nothing substitutes for the original. I feel bad for any and all covers, as while they sound nice (the female solo for the recent McD’s commercial is all right) you can’t replicate this.

It’s perfect early-90s, pre-alternative band OPM, complete with super cheesy synth for everything (even a nifty little solo in the bridge), with lyrics just this side of poetic. Man, Ito Rapadas and Neocolours turned out a lot of good songs, come to think of it. It makes you long for the days when local artists seemed to be more ambitious musically and lyrically, which only hurts more when you get into a Grab Car playing Yeng Constantino’s latest “let’s reference Facebook and Twitter so this hugot song is relevant yay” tripe.



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