It was the year 1993. Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls captured the NBA championship. Bill Clinton is sworn as the 42nd President of the United States. In the Philippines, Eraserheads' very first album Ultraelectromagneticpop was released in public. And the rest, as they say, is history.
Almost a decade has passed since the iconic band Eraserheads shocked the music scene with their controversial split up. In 2002, members Ely Buendia, Marcus Adoro, Buddy Zabala, and Raymund Marasigan, decided to part ways and eventually formed their respective bands. Since then, the "Fab Four" of the Philippines never looked back at the legacy that they have left.
Not until last year, when bigwigs in the music industry joined forces and collaborated for a very ambitious project—a reunion concert for the E-heads.
Controversies and technical problems marred the project, but the huge clamor for their comeback paved way for the concert to push through. Tens of thousands of fans trooped to Taguig to watch the four sing and play their songs together. But just after the first set, lead singer Ely had a heart attack. The concert was cut short, and the fans were left hanging and wanting for more.
Last Saturday, March 7, Ely, Raymund, Marcus and Buddy went back on stage for the very last time, which is considered the second part of the band's reunion concert. Titled The Final Set, it was held at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds in Pasay City.
Jay Taruc, an E-Heads fan himself, documents the preparations behind this much awaited event, and looks back at the huge influence that E-Heads had created among Pinoy bands and musicians today. He gets an exclusive interview with the Fab Four, and talks to the people who have been part of their journey, from their U.P. days up until their disbandment.
Relive the magic of the Eraserheads and hark back to the songs that made this band a music icon through the documentary titled "Eraserheads: Banda ng Masa." The rock quartet will be featured on I-Witness, Monday late night right after Saksi on GMA-7.
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