Almost two decades have passed since the fantastic four that is Ely, Marcus, Raimund, and Buddy released their debut record, UltraElectroMagneticPop! Yet they still make waves every time anything Eraserheads-related comes up. Big waves. Their two reunion concerts became the talk of the town, as did the first E-heads tribute album, Ultraelectromagneticjam!: The Music Of The Eraserheads, which saw Francis M., Imago, and Barbie Almalbis doing their own renditions.
Now we have a fresh batch of artists doing the same in a new collection, The Reunion: An Eraserheads Tribute Album. Featuring Peryodiko's Vin Dancel, Marc Abaya, Razorback, Hilera, Itchyworms, and Mayonnaise, to name a few, the album was released in early May by Star Records. It has since proven to be a hit, ranking as the fourth best-selling album in Astroplus for the week of May 10 to 16.
While we doubt that the Eraserheads will be guesting anytime soon on The GMA Supershow to receive a 5X Platinum Award as these guys did back when they released their third full-cut, Cutterpillow, here's what we know: their music will live on. Not only in these tribute albums, mind you, but in Youtube as well where you'll find tons of Eheads covers--some good, some not so--from a diverse bunch of people.
Below you'll find a sampling, but before that, check out the 'Heads on the GMA Supershow! Shades-tastic!
1) Johnoy Danao puts a smile on our faces with a cover of "With A Smile"
Rating: Yes, Johnoy, you may cover ANY Eraserheads song. In fact, we insist.
2) "Mabuhay, OPM rockers!" says this American dude before covering "Huwag Kang Matakot"
Rating: "Huwag keng metekot, di keeta pababayaan kailen man..." If you've always wanted to hear an OPM song in a different accent sung earnestly, well, here's Chris, man.
3) David Dimuzio, we might just award you with a copy of FHM's June issue (Kaye Abad on the cover! Available Now!)
Rating: Uy, si Roadfill kumakanta?! Baka naman lip-synch yan ha!
NEXT: Cute girls doing 'Heads!