I first saw The Dawn on Channel 4, Tina Monson-Palma hosted Concert at The Park, and was just sinking into a new wave of music that is not Menudo or Air Supply. On stage was a strange quartet, with marginal makeup and wild hairdos.
After that it was an affair that went on and on. Like a girl turning up every now and then in my life, The Dawn never really went away. When Teddy was murdered on some dark alley, we all mourned and moved on.
Several axe wielders filled Teddy’s shoes in short bursts. Atsushi did some wild times with the boys. But Francis filled the void. Francis Reyes never really filled Teddy’s shoes. He wore his own. Took the music a bit further. Made the journey as enjoyable as we all expected it to be.
Even the songwriting and the technical stuff that went with the studio recording was better, thicker, has more oomph.
And Francis has left the building.
We all choose a different path at some point in our lives. Francis chose his own.
Kenneth Ilagan, now plays with the band. Listening from the CD the guys brought home to the studio ( ours, not theirs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The Dawn still has it! Sound The Alarm is a must.
Looks like we are in for another musical trip with Kenneth adding another flavor to the concoction that is The Dawn.
Matibay ang The Dawn.