•Often described as the the Beatles of

the Philippines, the Eraserheads were
more than just the country's seminal
rock band of the 1990s. For more than a
decade until their surprise disbandment
in April 2002, the iconic quartet of Ely
Buendia, Raimund Marasigan, Buddy
Zabala and Marcus Adoro composed the
collective soundtrack of an entire
nation, hitting a nerve in every filipino
youth.


• They got there band name from an american director david lynch’s 1977 horror film,
“eraserhead”.
• The four band members met in 1989, during their college days at the university of the
philippines in manila.
• They recorded a cheap, lo-tech demo tape in 1991 and shopped in around record
labels and radio stations, hoping to have their songs reach public awareness. They
were, unfortunately, rejected at every turn. A professor-friend from their school
helped record a better version of the demo which was named, "pop-u!" In defense to
all those who've turned them down. As this demo went around, it found its way to
BMG records (pilipinas) a year after it was made and the rest, as they say it, is history.
• When bmg finally released their debut album ultraelectromagneticpop! In 1993, it was
a smash hit - and eraserheads mania was born.


•In the span of their 13-year career, raserheads produced nine
groundbreaking albums that sold more than a million copies,
turned out more than 24 chart-topping singles and won every
industry award imaginable - including the MTV asia viewer's choice
award in 1997, making them the first filipinos to receive the
coveted moon man trophy.


GOING INTERNATIONAL
• 1997 – BMG Sentosa Pop Festival Singapore (march), U.S. Tours (may), receive the coveted "moonman" for
winning the 1997 MTV Asia Viewer's Choice Award; making the Eraserheads, the first ever philippine artists to
win such award (sept).
• 1998 - represented the philippines at the annual “Asia Live Dream '98" for NHK broadcasting in Tokyo, Japan
(february). Embarked on another U.S. Tour, taking them from Oakland to Los Angeles and to New York (may).He
release of “Aloha Milkyway" in the entire asian region and finally in the Philippines two months later. The album
contains chart-topping songs that have been re-mastered and 5 new songs (august).
• 1999 - did sold-out shows in Hong Kong, Sydney and Dubai. Their latest album, “Natin99" was released in may.
• 2000 - did another tour of America aptly dubbed, "the Pop Machine Tour - USA2000", taking them from New York
to Chicago & to California.
• 2001 - after almost 2 years, the much-awaited studio album, “Carbon Stereoxide" is released in march 2001
featuring the tracks, “Maskara", “Playground" and “Hula."

• "The reasons are simple: no other band has made an impression and impact as big as
[they have] on the [filipino] music scene," says Eric Perpetua, the station manager of
the manila-based FM radio station jam 88.3, who produced the band's 2005 tribute
album.
• "No other band has captured every colour - from a to d - in the demographic rainbow.
No other band is as witty, cheeky, spunky and as filipino when it comes to lyrics. No
one comes close to the Eraserheads, then and now.“
• "From chasing an object of desire in Ligaya, to the bittersweet side of romance in pare
ko, to the melancholy of losing a loved one in ang Huling El Bimbo, their songs
transcend time," says the music writer Severino Soriano. "For every filipino who came
of age in the 1990s, they symbolised our hunger to be heard. We could relate to their
music. Their lyrics stirred our emotions. They were fun, sharp, somewhat cynical and
very real."


THE BREAK UP
•After weeks of speculation, it was confirmed that the main
songwriter and lead singer, Ely Buendia, had left the band in mid-
march 2002 for "reasons unknown". However, in subsequent
interviews, Buendia pointed to business matters as the cause of the
band's break-up.
DISCOGRAPHY
• STUDIO ALBUMS
• ULTRAELECTROMAGNETICPOP! (1993)
• CIRCUS (1994)
• CUTTERPILLOW (1995)
• FRUITCAKE (1996)
• STICKER HAPPY (1997)
• NATIN99 (1999)
• CARBON STEREOXIDE (2001)
• EPS AND DEMOS
• POP U! (1991)
• FRUITCAKE (1996)
• BANANATYPE (1997)
• PLEASE TRANPOSE EP (2003)


DISCOGRAPHY
• COMPILATIONS
• ALOHA MILKYWAY (1998)
• ERASERHEADS: THE SINGLES (2001)
• ERASERHEADS ANTHOLOGY (2004)
• ERASERHEADS ANTHOLOGY 2 (2006)


• LIVE ALBUMS
• ERASERHEADS: THE REUNION CONCERT
08.30.08 (2008)
• ERASERHEADS LIVE! THE FINAL
SET (BOOTLEG)

DISCOGRAPHY
Collaborations
1896 Ang Pagsilang (1996)
• "Casa Fantastica"
Francis M's Happy Battle (1996)
• "Unstrung Heroes Duet W/ Francis
Magalona"
Ryan Cayabyab The Silver Album (1997)
• "Tuwing Umuulan at Kapiling Ka"
Bandang Pinoy Lasang Hotdog (2001, re-
issued 2006)
• "Manila (song)|Manila"


AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
Rock & Rhythm Magazine:
• Won: Album of the Year –
Ultraelectromagneticpop! (1993)

NU Rock Awards:
• Won: Album of the Year –
Ultraelectromagneticpop! (1994)
• Won: Listener's Choice Award (1995)
• Won: Band of the Year (1995)
• Won: Album of the Year – Circus (1995)
• Won: Album of the Year – Cutterpillow (1996)
• Won: Best Music Video – "Ang Huling El
Bimbo" (1996)
• Won: Song of the Year – "Ang Huling El Bimbo"
(1996)
• Won: Artist of the Year (1997)
• Won: Listener's Choice Award (1997)
• Won: Producer of the Year – Robin Rivera
for Fruitcake (1997)
• Won: Best Album Packaging –
Fruitcake (1997)
• Won: Best Video – "Fruitcake" (1997)
• Won: Drummer of the Year – Raimund
Marasigan (1999)
• Won: Hall of Fame (2003)
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
Guillermo Memorial Award:
• Won: Most Favorite Band (1995)
• Won: Most Popular Group/Singer/Entertainer (1997)
• Won: Record Breaking Concert of the Year -
Eraserheads: The Reunion Concert (2010)
Monster Radio 93.1 : Countdown Top 7:
• Won: Band of the Year (1997)

Awit Awards:
• Won: Album of the Year – Cutterpillow (9th Awit
Awards)
• Won: Best Alternative Recording - Fruitcake (10th
Awit Awards)
• Won: Album of the Year – Sticker Happy (1998)
• Won: Best Performance by a Group/Duo – "Pop
Machine" (2000)
Katha Music Awards:
• Won: Album of the Year – Cutterpillow (2nd Katha
Music Awards)
• Won: Best Rock Album – Cutterpillow (2nd Katha
Music Awards)
• Won: Best Rock Song – "Ang Huling El Bimbo" (2nd
Katha Music Awards)
• Won: Best Rock Group – (2nd Katha Music Awards)
• Won: Best Rock Vocal Performance – "Fruitcake"
(3rd Katha Music Awards)
• Won: Best Album Packaging – Fruitcake (3rd Katha
Music Awards)


AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
Parangal Ng Bayan Award:
• Won: Best Group Performer Award (1997)
MTV Video Music Awards:
• Won: Viewer's Choice Award for Asia – Eraserheads' "Ang Huling El Bimbo"
(1997)
Note: This is the first award given to Filipino. Next is Kyla
MTV Pilipinas:
• Won: Lifetime Achievement Award (2004)
Note: A special tribute performance featuring local artists Jimmy Bondoc,
Paolo Santos, Nyoy Volante and Barbie's Cradle doing a medley of the songs, “
Ligaya," "Alapaap," "Kaliwete", and "Magasin"
Myx Music Awards:
• Won: MYX Magna Award (2009)