Top 10 Philippine Rock Bands of All Time


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81Taken by Cars

This band is one of the only few Pinoy bands who can pass the international standards and better than most of the bands above this list. Their sound is very unique and original. No wonder they can represent our country in the annual SXSW in Austin, TX.

Best Post-punk/New wave revival from the Philippines. If they make it, they might beat the Eraserheads from the 'best' spot. - KelvinVemtura

82Mr. Bones and the Boneyard Circus
83Rizal Underground

With musicianship and artist on each of them, God, guitars of Mike Villegas, the voice of Stephen Lu, bass lines of Angelo Villegas, and the ever best drums of Harley Alarcon, have you guys know they were?! THEY ARE LEGENDS!


If you're strucked by the Marlborosque cassette packaging, wait till you hear they sounds of blues!


Indie bands like this really rocks.. Better than some mainstream bands right now. This band knows how to make good songs. Watched them live and heard their songs, so good! And talented.

They're an awesome band. They look all young, but have great music and very lively on stage. First time I saw them I got hooked. Now they're one of my fave indie bands.

I saw this band a couple of times before. Intense performance and good songs, one of the best independent band in my opinion.

Catchy Lyrics and sound!

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86Orient Pearl

They have a nice song that touches the hearts of their listeners... Keep it up

I love the song "Pagsubok" because it is very inspirational and gives a person strength to make it through difficult times in life.

87Big Thing

This band is very very FANTASTIC unlike PNE that is very pampagod

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88Tropical Depression

I can't believe that the vocalist of this band, PAPA DOM (RIP) was a former vocalist of the 80's pinoy punk band BETRAYED... I think its hard to shift your music genre from punk to reggae...

He helped a lot of local reggae artists althrough out the country... Such a tragedy... If he is still alive until today, man he could help a lot more aspiring bands by giving them a chance to step up to another level...

They are the Pioneer of Reggae in the Philippines.. the Legend of Papa Dom will live Forevah

Trying to be cool

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89Color It Red

Only few knows them, but I know them well. The only band with this sound, the first band of the 90s with an acoustic guitar mixed with electric instruments, credits to Barbi Cristi. Well, Pareng Earl, you were blessed by this music Goddess Cooky Chua:-)

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90Blue Boy Bites Back
91Inday Bote

They got songs that are best for couples out there. Just plain sweet to the ears and heart.


Got they're first and second album, Jesus, the voice the sound, how come they were on 88?! The only band in Phils who got this style of music, nothing compares to them, big voice from a simple small man, Miro! You guys were on my music box, ever! - AUGGIE

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I love the song "I'll Never Go" ;) which also became the theme song of the Korean Drama "Stained Glass" here in the Philippines.

96Maria Cafra

Aside from being the fact that they are as good as juan dela cruz band(the father of rock music pinoy style in the phils. ) they had a unique concept of kundiman rock fusion that distinctively apart from other rock legend at that time. One of the most inspiring band of all time. Maria cafra is a 70s band fronted by Resty Fabunan, doing the vocals and lead guitars. He is one of the best guitarist of the 70s and usually burns his guitar after his set. The name of their original band was Psyclone band. They changed their name to Maria Cafra in support of the Pinoy Rock movement in early 70s. Their manager was Double A, the then station manager of DZRJ AM.
Their early hit songs were Buhay Gapo, Kapalaran and Tayo'y Mag rak en Roll.

I spent a lot of time in the Philippines during the late '70s while in the US Navy. Every time we hit port one our main goals was to locate Psyclone/ Maria Cafra. They were all amazing talents and Resty was one of the best guitarists I've ever seen, plus if you got them out on the town, they could party!

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97Sugar Hiccup

My favorite songs of this band are "Moden De", "Siesyatnebonsotneicostolim", "Five Years", and "Womb"... maybe I called their music as "OPERATIC ROCK"

The only band with this sound and style - bless you Melody, Russel, Czandro, Mervin, hail from UST, man, I love the 90s days! - AUGGIE

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98Join the Club

Conji good looking guy and the rest of the group awesome... Songs are not just song it really touches ones heart "Nobela" Harana at Baliw na Pag ibig..."

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The Bloomfields are EPIC! They're definitely one of the most underrated bands out there. Everyon has to at least try to see them perform live.


A band that were to conquer the stage in muziklaban. They can bring the house down and make you go home thinking why the hell is this band good.

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