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Eraserheads – Anthology Two

Eraserheads was a Filipino rock band formed in 1989. Consisting of Ely Buendia, Buddy Zabala, Marcus Adoro, and Raimund Marasigan, the band became one of the most successful, most influential, critically acclaimed, and significant bands in the history of Philippine music, leaving a legacy that made them the most commercially successful Filipino music artist of all time. Often dubbed as “The Beatles of the Philippines”, they are credited for spearheading a second wave of Manila band invasions, paving the way for a host of Philippine alternative rock bands.

The band released several singles, albums, and EPs that reached number one and achieved commercial success with their third album Cutterpillow, which achieved platinum status several times. They received the Viewer’s Choice Award at the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, the only Filipino artist to have received the award before the conception of the MTV Asia Awards.

Eraserheads – Anthology

Eraserheads was a Filipino rock band formed in 1989. Consisting of Ely Buendia, Buddy Zabala, Marcus Adoro, and Raimund Marasigan, the band became one of the most successful, most influential, critically acclaimed, and significant bands in the history of Philippine music, leaving a legacy that made them the most commercially successful Filipino music artist of all time. Often dubbed as “The Beatles of the Philippines”, they are credited for spearheading a second wave of Manila band invasions, paving the way for a host of Philippine alternative rock bands

Eraserheads – Fruitcake

Fruitcake is the fourth studio album of the Filipino band Eraserheads, released in December 6, 1996 by BMG Records (Pilipinas), Inc. It is also the official Christmas album and was accompanied by a separate storybook, also called Fruitcake. It can be categorized as a musical itself and to date, there has only been one theater musical adaptation of it – the Eraserheads’ Fruitcake Musical 2010. The release of Fruitcake is preceded by the release of a limited cassette EP version which was later released as a CD, also called Fruitcake. The cassette and CD single version contains three songs, including a different version of the song “Fruitcake” and another song called “Christmas Alphabet” which is not found in the official Fruitcake album. The album is the band’s longest in terms of duration, lasting 73 minutes. “Fruitcake” starts with the album’s final track, “Merry Christmas Everybody Happy New Year Too”, reversed. “Shadow Boxes Accountants”, “Shadow Reads the News Today, Oh Boy”, and “shadow@buttholesurfs.com” are piano instrumentals played by Buddy Zabala. “Old Fashioned Christmas Carol” includes lyrics from “Silver Bells”, “Jingle Bells”, “The Little Drummer Boy”, “Joy to the World”, “Silent Night”, “Whispering Hope” and “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”. “Lightyears” has the lyrics “north of nowhere” and “south of somewhere” which are names substituted to the conventional side A and B in the cassette versions of the album. The string section of this track was recorded at Cinema Audio. “Hitchin’ a Ride” contains a sample of “Fruitcake” near the end.