Thursday, March 6, 2008

PINOY ROCK TRIVIA...

DID YOU KNOW that the term 'Jeprox' was coined by the late Anak Bayan drummer and Pinoy Rock icon Edmond Fortuno? 'Jeprox' was a term used in the 1970's to describe male rockers who sported long hair and lived the rock n' roll lifestyle. It actually started as a shortened version of the phrase, "Jeepney Rock", which in itself described the classic and hard rock music that was being played inside local jeepneys at the time.


EDMOND FORTUNO

Mike Hanopol would later immortalize the term 'Jeprox' is his mega-hit "Laki Sa Layaw" in the late 70's. But it was the inventive mind of Edmond Fortuno who came up with the word which is now a part of Pinoy slang.

**It was also Fortuno's idea to write Tagalog lyrics with rock music which eventually evolved into Pinoy Rock. Pinoy rock bands of the late 60's and early 70's were only doing covers of foreign acts at the time and hadn't written any original material yet.

10 comments:

Patrick said...

I thought "Jeprox" came from the Projects ("Project 2, 3 and 4, kailangan kong umiskor")

Anonymous said...

Onga yun din ang sabi sa akin ni pyaps kaya daw jeprox kase dito sa malapit ang iskoran ng tobats non. oo sabi nya eh. hehehe rakenrol! mak

Anonymous said...

Yup, I'm from Project 4, and growing up, that's what I knew about the origin of "Jeprox". And I was so proud of it too.

Bong said...

hanep.. naka creepers.. !! panks not ded

Erika said...

Well written article.

filipino music said...

These are some of the things we need to know about the Philippine music..Its good you have discussed that here.

Anonymous said...

I believe Patrick is right about the origins of "Jeprox", that is, from "projects" (syllables reversed).

Joe said...

Yes, I belong to that era. Jeproks came from Project 4, etc.

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