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For us Filipinos, “sandwich” does not always means food. In 1998, a group of music fans Raymund Marasigan, Mike Dizon, Diego Castillo, Myrene Academia, and Marc Abaya (later joined by Mong Alcaraz) got together and made their very own band and called themselves “Sandwich.”

Since then, the band has released a total of eight albums. They’ve played in different bars and music festivals in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, London, New York, and Los Angeles. They also took home several awards including the 1999 NU Rock Awards’ “Best New Artist,” “Song of the Year,” and “Album of the Year” for their debut, Grip Stand Throw.

As they celebrate their 20th year in the industry on April 13, allow us to list down some of the band’s remarkable songs that we should still include in our everyday playlist.

1. Butterfly Carnival

“When you feel you find it, know you find it, don’t forget your heart. Because your soul is burning, time’s a-turning, no one stays the same.”

Album: Grip, Stand, Throw (1999)

2. Procrastinator

“You can count on me, I’m gonna get it done get it done. Before the night segues to day. Before the city wakes. Before the rooster shakes. Before the icing hits the cake. We gotta operate.”

Album: S Marks The Spot (2008)

3. Return To Center

“There’s been plenty of flash. There’s been plenty to catch. There’s been plenty to trash. And I can’t wait to get home. I can’t wait to get out of here. I can’t wait to be all alone.”

Album: Thanks to the Moon’s Gravitational Pull (2004)

4. Selos

“Selos, ang bigat ng ‘yong dala. Hindi ako ang may sala.”

Album: S Marks The Spot (2008)


5. DVDx

“Lahat ng hinahanap ko. Lahat ay nandito.DVD maam, DVD sir, DVD DVD DVD X.”

Album: Five on the Floor (2006)

6. Two Trick Pony

“I want to move on not realizing I was moving too slow. Tried to hang on, but there was nothing left for me to hold.”

Album: Thanks to the Moon’s Gravitational Pull (2004)

7. Walang Kadala Dala 

“Walang kadala dala, napapatulala. Walang kadala dala, naghihintay sa wala.”

Album: Five on the Floor (2006)

8. Sugod 

“Sugod mga kapatid! Tayo ay magsama-sama. Iwagayway na ang bandera, rakenrol hanggang umaga!”

Album: Five on the Floor (2006)

9. Masilungan

“Bakit mo pinabayaan? Unti-unting naubusan. Mga dahong nawawala, hindi pa rin naniwala.”

Album: Thanks to the Moon’s Gravitational Pull (2004)

10. Betamax

“Wala pa nung MYX wala pa nung MTV. Wala pa nung internet. Wala pa nung iPpod o MP3. Wala pa nung cable. Wala pa nung cellphone. Wala pa ring CD o DVD. Meron lang Betamax.”

Album: S Marks The Spot (2008)

Sandwich’s ‘Under the Glow of the Satellite’ 20th anniversary show is happening on April 13, 8pm, at the Metrotent Convention Center, Metrowalk, Pasig City. Tickets are at P1,500 (SVIP) and P900 (VIP).

Photo from Sandwich | Facebook


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