Ramon “RJ” Jacinto & The Riots



RJ & The Riots: Ramon Jacinto (lead guitar, singer), Jimmy Colayco (rhythm guitar), Alan Austria (bass guitar) and Bernie Evangelista (drums)

Ramon “RJ” Jacinto is a pioneer and legendary figure of the Pinoy pop scene of the 60′s. It started very early on (at around age 15) when his love and passion for music prompted him to set up his own recording studio with a first multi-track recorder in the Philippines. He formed his band “RJ & The Riots” with schoolmates and played the first gig at the Ateneo H.S. Christmas Party in 1960. By age 17, RJ had also established his own radio station DZRJ which introduced what’s then the “alternative” music to Filipino youth with acts like The Ventures and later The Beatles. In those early years, the band played a lot of “Ventures” as typified by their composition and signature instrumental hit “Weightless”. Martial law would force RJ into exile overseas for fourteen years. After the peaceful Philippine revolution, RJ returned to create the RJ Bistro for live performances to help revive the night life in Manila. RJ also started a very successful guitar factory and a chain of stores - RJ Guitars. Today, RJ with his New Riots is one of most enduring acts which continues to perform regularly at the RJ Bar (“Thank God It’s RJ!” and “RJ Sunday Jam”) and other dates. An updated version of “Weightless” and a live recording of “Sugat Ng Puso” with the Manila Symphony Orchestra (2005) are selected for presentation here.

Ramon “RJ” Jacinto

(SUGAT NG PUSO)
Sugat ng puso
Araw-araw na lang ang hirap ko
Luha ng buhay
Alaala ng kahapon lamang sa piling mo

(Chorus)
Bakit tayo nag-alinlangan
Hindi natuloy ang kasintahan
Kay lupit ng pag-ibig
Kailangang manalig
Araw-araw na lang ang hirap
Dalawin mo ako

The scars you left me
Everyday I just try to hide them from you
The tears of night come
I remember the joys and laughter with you

(Repeat Chorus)

Sugat ng puso
Araw-araw na lang ang hirap ko
Luha ng buhay
laala ng kahapon lamang sa piling mo

(Repeat Chorus)

Sugat ng puso, luha ng buhay
Sugat ng puso, luha ng buhay
Dalawin mo ako
Irog, dalawin mo naman ako oh
Sugat ng puso, luha ng buhay

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