“Rock and Roll!” said Pepe Smith as he went on stage. Indeed, it was his cue to start rocking the stage and no one could have said it any better than the Pinoy Rock Legend himself.
In the small city down south like Las Pinas, there was not much rock or even alternative music scene. So, when I found out that Pepe Smith was performing at Cowboy Grill I have already decided to watch. The hell if the place was mostly packed by party people dancing to some show bands. haha! This is Pepe Smith in our town!
The crowd joined together singing and dancing to the classic favorites:
Gusto ko mag-swimming
Sa balong malalim.
To quote from the book – Punks, Poets and Poseurs by Eric Caruncho:
“Joey Smith wasn’t the inventor of Pinoy Rock. Joey Smith IS Pinoy Rock”