Perhaps one of Wolfgang's most popular song ever, "Halik Ni Hudas" was first released in the band's debut album back in 1995, and almost immediately achieved Platinum status. And with all of the controversy surrounding the political scene nowadays, the song seems fitting to be resurfaced from the archives of time.
"Mga asong naloloko, Nagpapanggap na tao, Pangakong matamis, Puro langaw at ipis"
Politicians in the Philippines have always been stereotyped as selfish individuals, caring for no one else other than themselves and their immediate families. They would sugarcoat their words and package their promises in beautiful gift wrapping, only to turn them around or forget them completely once they finally achieve their desired position. It was a reality in 1995, and continues to be a reality today.
"Ubos na'ng mga bayani, Mga duwag ang nalalabi"
Indeed, maybe the age of heroes has ended: the time of Rizal, Bonifacio, and Luna have been replaced with "Hello, Garci," SAF, and countless acts of terrorism, and have since forced Filipinos into a state of cowardice, or even apathy in the face of hardships.
"Tao sa pangil ng buwaya, Kapangyarihan ng halik ni hudas"
Power corrupts, and simply put, here in the Philippines, it is the root of all evil: from the military, to the government, and even to private corporations.
The band was always known for talking about issues many Filipinos actively tried to avoid, and that is why they need to be relevant once more. In this age of change for the Philippines, we need musicians and artists like them more than ever to remind us of the things that truly matter.
Refresh your memory with the live performance of the song below:
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