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Color It Red

The Filipino alternative pop/rock band Color It Red formed in 1989 after three schoolmates were inspired by a teenager film. Originally comprising Cooky Chua (vocals), Barbi Crisit (tempo electric guitar), and Maricar Florendo (keyboards), Color It Crimson ultimately added Mike Villegas (business lead electric guitar), Hank Palenzuela (bass), and Edison Javellano (drums) towards the lineup. Acquiring their name from a crossword puzzle, Color It Crimson became a fixture at universites and colleges. In Dec 1989, Color It Crimson performed on the RJ Pinoy Woodstock concert after earning a talent competition. During their start, Color It Crimson covered classics with the Doorways, the Pretenders, and U2. In the first ’90s, the group’s many appearances on the acclaimed Membership Dredd, renowned for revealing adventurous Pinoy rock and roll artists, carved a substantial group of fans. In 1994, Javellano departed through the band, initially changed by drummer Aircraft Brosas. Brosas didn’t last and percussionist Minco Fabreagas required his place. Villegas remaining Color It Crimson for Rizal Underground, and G.P. Evaristo of Sonic Town Zoo became the group’s business lead guitarist. Palenzuela also break up from the music group, therefore Color It Crimson employed punk bassist Bobip Paraguya of Discant X. Color It Red’s debut recording, HAND-PAINTED Sky, premiered in 1994 by Alpha Information; it proceeded to go platinum. In 1995, Color It Crimson was voted Greatest New Artist in the Awit Honours, the Philippines’ edition from the Grammys. Since that time, Color It Crimson has generated themselves among the Philippines’ most well-known and critically praised substitute acts.

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