So before we present you Aldrin's MIX, let me give you a little backgrounder on THE CULT which was very popular here in MANILA back in the 80s. THE CULT was first introduced here in MANILA by WXB102 back in 1985 by playing the song "RAIN" and then followed by "SHE SELLS SANCTUARY" from their "LOVE" album. Two great and classic songs that PINOY WAVERS would definitely remember from the band. Btw, I featured CHILDHOOD DILEMMA's version of SHE SELLS SANCTUARY few days ago here in my blog. THE CULT was an ENGLISH Rock Band formed in 1983 with IAN ASTBURY as the band's vocalist and BILLY DUFFY as guitarist who are the longest serving members of the band up to date. Another classic song from the band entitled "DREAMTIME" even became a WXB102 PARTY title back on those days wherein HARMONIC TREND was one of the Mobiles present on that gig. With the release of their "ELECTRIC" album in 1987, WXB102 began playing a lot of songs from this album like the Headbanging "LOVE REMOVAL MACHINE", and the Heartpounding "WILDFLOWER" just before the station left MANILA Airwaves on JUNE 1987. The EXTENDED VERSIONS of both songs became a PARTY FAVORITE back on those days. Of course who would forget their version of a STEPHENWOLF classic "BORN TO BE WILD". By the time their "SONIC TEMPLE" album was released in 1989, It was 99.5 RT's THREE MONTH College Radio Format called "RHYTHM AND ROCK 99.5RT" that introduced the song "FIRE WOMAN" which also had heavy airplay on both DZBM POWER 105 and NU107 on the same time. YUP!! I remember that clearly because I was a follower too of that MEMORABLE 1989 99.5 RT FORMAT. There were MORE "THE CULT" songs that made it to the playlist of XB, BM, RT, and NU back in the 80s aside from what I just mentioned. I only highlighted those very popular ones.
So without further a do, let me present you ALDRIN's HarmoniCULTrend Mix:
1)Revolution(Mash-Up with Blue Zoo)
5)Born To Be Wild
6)Love Removal Machine
8)She Sells Sanctuary
DOWNLOAD THE MIX HERE:
I reuploaded the music file that Aldrin gave me. Nice TRACKLIST I may say since the most common THE CULT songs which were very popular here in MANILA during the 80s are included in the MIXSET. Actually, this is just a simple mixset without those special effects and ALDRIN confirmed that he doesn't have enough practice nowadays. Well, who cares.... as long as we have someone here who was very active on the scene back on those 102 PARTIES, then hearing this MUSIC MIX is another AUTHORITATIVE TIME TRAVEL. Aldrin requested me to make the TRACKLIST and I asked him If there were some obscure stuffs here since he is much more familiar with THE CULT songs than I am with his extensive collection and considering he is definitely an avid fan. Good thing, I know all the TRACKS he included on the MIX because these are the MANILA HITS. The MIXSET started with a little MASH-UP of THE CULT's "REVOLUTION" with another XB classic from BLUE ZOO entitled "LOVE MOVES IN STRANGE WAYS". Overall, I love the mix and It's a rockin' hell of a trip down memory lane while SLAM DANCING. Ha Ha Ha!! Aldrin was also able to see THE CULT LIVE IN CONCERT back in 2006 at 930 CLUB WASHINGTON D.C. I guess that puts the exclamation point that this KABAYAN of mine is diffiCULT to beat if we will be talking about THE CULT. Got my drift? He He He!! THANKS ADLRIN for sharing your CULT MEGAMIX here on my blog!! MABUHAY KA!!
Here are some photos of his EXTENSIVE "THE CULT "COLLECTION. YUP KABAYAN!! Ang CULIT nito and that's a CULTLECTION indeed!! He He He!! I informed him that a headshot photo of the CDs and VINYLS would spice up this blogpost of mine.
Aldrin's THE CULT CDs
I do hope you ENJOYED the MIX and the Blogpost as much as I did conceptualizing and making it. As always, just doing my best to share in a different away that's CULT above the rest. THANKS AGAIN ALDRIN of HARMONIC TREND!!
-DR. STIRRING RHOD