The news is out: Rico Blanco has left Rivermaya
. Their gig my friends and I saw a few weeks ago
turned out to be their last. Hmm, so that's why he was being indulgent.
It is surprising, because the band has enjoyed much recent success here and abroad. Then again, the band (or perhaps more accurately, Rico Blanco) has seemed to be tapped out creatively, leaving us with a string of annoyingly sappy ballads for their last original releases. Either way, is there really anyone out there who'd be torn up about this? I mean, sure it's Rivermaya, but it's
The reason I'm blogging about this is the item in the report that mentioned that the group plans to move on without Rico Blanco, perhaps with a Rockstar INXS-type competition. That could be interesting, but it would just delay the inevitable.
Here's a crazy idea: Rivermaya plays a gig to introduce their new lead vocalist... and it's none other than Bamboo! I know the odds are long, but how much longer can Bamboo carry that band when all their whole original repertoire is shitty? Wouldn't you rather hear him singing Awit ng Kabataan
Labels: music, whatif