10 Underappreciated ERASERHEADS Songs That Deserve More Love
It's no secret that the Eraserheads pioneered the 90s band explosion which in the process helped shape and define the local band scene we know today.
Ely Buendia, Marcus Adorro, Buddy Zabala and Raymund Marasigan have tickled our senses and imagination ever since they released their debut album Ultraelectromagneticpop! and their songs have all become the soundtrack of our lives at some point.
All of their massive hits – from "With a Smile" all the way to "Ang Huling El Bimbo" – are absolute gold, but the Eheads' lesser known tracks deserve some love too. Here are 10 underrated Eraserheads track you should also be listening to.
Shake Yer Head. The 'Ultra' album was a phenomenal success thanks to songs like "Pare Ko" and "Ligaya" but "Shake Yer Head" is also a gem to its credit.
Hey, Jay. The perfect "pride" track off their Circus album, it tells us a very powerful and timely message about loving and accepting one another regardless of sexuality. The song's subject still remains relevant to this day.
Fill Her. From their Cutterpillow album, this song never fails to put me into a cool, calm and collected state. Intended to be a "filler" track (hence the title), it's as good as their full-length songs. Short but equally sweet and I wouldn't have it any other way.
Poorman's Grave. Also from their third studio album and one of my personal favorites, this track proves just how good of a storyteller Ely is. I don't know what was running through his head when he wrote this song but it's equally haunting and despairing.
Lightyears. Taken from their Christmas offering Fruitcake, this track is far from being a jolly holiday tune and I don't think it was intended to be that way. It's a sad and hopeless song that will get your heart feeling heavy in no time.
Andalusian Dog. Sticker Happy introduced a change of pace if you will in their musical style. Their progression still blows me away 20 something years later.
Tama Ka. Buddy Zabala lends his vocals on this one. That alone should make you interested in listening to this Natin 99 track.
68 Dr. Sixto Antonio Avenue. If this track doesn't prove Ely Buendia is a songwriting genius, I don't know what will.
How Far Will U Go. Fans often get the impression that Eheads' last studio release Carbon Stereoxide is a "heavy" album because of its carrier single "Maskara" but it's actually not. Go give this one a listen and tell me what you think.
Sa Tollgate. An unreleased Eheads song, the track was included in their first Anthology album which came out in 2004. It should be every barkada's go-to roadtrip song.
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