A week after its release in May 2012, Star Records’ The Reunion: An Eraserheads Tribute Album immediately soared to Number 4 in the overall top-selling albums of Astroplus.
The album consists of 14 revivals of Eraserheads tracks including Callalily’s version of “Minsan,” Razorback and Gloc-9’s “Superproxy,” Jay Durias’ “Ang Huling El Bimbo,” Aiza Seguerra and Mike Villegas’ “With A Smile,” and YouTube sensation Johnoy Danao’s acoustic rendition of “Pare Ko.”
It also features the band 6Cyclemind, whose members eagerly talked about their participation in the project at the album’s press launch and listening session held on May 31 at the Skarlet Lounge in Quezon City.
Lead vocalist Tutti Caringal told PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal), “First of all, we feel very fortunate and happy na na-include kami sa album na ito.
“I mean, let’s face it, Eraserheads ‘to, e. Wala akong kilalang nag-banda na hindi na-impluwensiyahan ng ‘Heads, so we’re very happy to be included in the album.
“The fans and listeners can only expect the best dahil we have 14 tracks from the best musicians and bands and artists dito sa album na ‘to, kaya we’re really excited for this album.”
ON “ALAPAAP.” The band decided to revive the song “Alapaap,” which was part of the Eraserheads’ Circus album released in 1994.
This is the second time that 6Cyclemind created a cover of this particular song.
The first one they did was for another Eraserheads tribute album called Ultraelectromagneticjam! released in 2005.
Was there pressure on their part to come up with a new version of the iconic song?
“Well, meron din naman konti kasi people will tend to compare, e,” says Tutti.
“But you know, we try to give justice to the song and not really to alter it—iyong tipong hihimayin mo na talagang pag narinig mo, eh, ibang iba [sa original].
“So kami, halos dinidikit lang namin. We try to add our own flavor and so far okay naman iyong reviews pag nagco-cover kami ng songs.”
Bassist Bob Cañamo also added, “And siyempre, inisip namin number one, dapat ine-enjoy namin iyong paggawa ng kanta.
"Kasi iyong E-heads, e, alam mo sobrang in-enjoy lang nila iyong paggawa nila ng kanta; and they put so much time and thought para mabuo iyong mga kanta nila.”