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fujima04
03-11-2009, 09:58 PM
Eraserheads recently concluded its Final Set. Reports said that it is the last time we are going to see the band performing on stage.

We know how great the Eheads as a band and probably knows all of their hit songs. Songs that became part of our life while we are growing up.

Why not talk about their other songs which we felt has to the potential to become a hit but failed to attract public attention.

I'll start with the following:

1. Maling Akala - Though Brownman Revival managed to make this song a hit, I always believed Eheads version is better.

2. Shirley - This song's appeal, for me, is somewhat the same as that of Toyang. Heard in the air for a while but bigla ring nawala.

3. Hey Jay - I think this song is delivered well and had a good message. Medyo maselan nga lang ang issue.

4. Wishing Well - I liked this song too. Medyo kinulang sa siguro sa appeal.

5. Poorman's Grave - Same as No. 4. I particularly liked the chorus part and the bass.

6.* Fill Her - For me, this could have been a hit had this song become a little bit longer. Too short and nakakabitin.

7. Lightyears - Kinulang siguro itong kanta na ito sa marketing.

8. Hard to Believe - I always believed this song has the making to become the next "With A Smile".

9. Huwag Kang Matakot - I liked this song because of its melody and lyrics. Heard in the air for a while but bigla ring nawala.

10. Tikman - Hit sana ito kaya lang masyadong na-associate with Burger Machine. I read before that Eheads is actually not happy how the song has been treated saying this song not really meant to become a commercial jingle.

Feel free to add and state what's on your mind.

aircanda
03-11-2009, 10:47 PM
all eheads songs are a hit to me.. ;)

Kid Cubao
03-12-2009, 04:33 AM
i thought maselang bahaghari would have been a hit had it gotten greater airplay. another is tamagotchi baby. but the songs that really missed out because of the runaway success of pare ko were cuts from their debut album, lalo na yung shake yer head. so there, the eraserheads songs that could have become major hits in their own right are maselang bahaghari, tamagotchi baby, and most especially shake yer head.

pio_valenz
03-12-2009, 08:55 AM
^Agree 100% with Cubao, especially about Shake Yer Head.

JonarSabilano
03-12-2009, 09:45 AM
1. Shake Yer Head
2. Lightyears (For the simple reason that it was a non-Christmas song in a Christmas album. Ditto with Trip to Jerusalem, but at least it had a music video.)
3. Spoliarium (Sure, it is a stadium hit now, but I don't recall it hitting the NU 107 charts when it was released. Or was it even released as a single in the first place?)
4. Maselang Bahaghari
5. Hula (It proved how far the 'Heads have come. From jangle-pop on "Pare Ko" to the Deftone-ish treatment of "Hula", my, how have they evolved.)
6. Walang Nagbago (Same case as Spoliarium.)
7. Tikman (This song is too good to be a mere commercial jingle. It could've stayed on the charts had Burger Machine not abrubptly ended their promotional blitz.)
8. Alkohol

tigerman
03-13-2009, 10:03 AM
Punk Zappa
Prof. Banlaoi's Transcendental Medication After Every Six Months

Seriously, sa mga 'di pa nabanggit.
- Sembreak
- Waiting for the bus
- Back to me



USTE LO MEJOR!
VIVA SANTO TOMAS!

Jeep
03-13-2009, 10:59 PM
question: sumikat ba ang "huwag mo nang itanong"? ;D

funny that i should ask this, but i was out of the country taking my masters from '94 to '96, and it was only when i came back in late '96 that i saw my brother's "cutterpillow" lying around the house, gave it a spin, and this was one tune that really caught my fancy, although "superproxy" really kicked @$$, too.

during those years away, i had a copy of "ultraelectromagneticpop" to keep me company in my frickin'-cold-in-the-winter dorm room. :)

fujima04
03-14-2009, 02:14 PM
jeep,

Yup! Huwag mo ng Itanong became a hit for quite sometime. Tipong simple pero rock.

Same with you, whenever I am away I always ensure that I have my copy of ultraelectromagneticpop and circus with me. For me, these first two albums by Eheads are the best.

Corect me if I'm wrong, parang itong 2 albums lang na ito ang maco-consider na pure instruments ang ginamit. I mean, hindi masyadong gumamit ng gadgets (which I found na less appealing).

How about Suntok sa Buwan, sumikat ba ito? I heard this for a while pero di ako sure kung sumikat kasi I have to leave Phils at that time.

christian
03-14-2009, 02:46 PM
Kailan (Piano Version) ok din.

john_paul_manahan
03-15-2009, 07:10 AM
wishing wells and butterscotch.

given both sets, i think that Cutterpillow and Circus are one of the best OPM albums ever.

fujima04
03-15-2009, 02:51 PM
wishing wells and butterscotch.

given both sets, i think that Cutterpillow and Circus are one of the best OPM albums ever.


Read somewhere that Butterscotch written by Ely Buendia was based on Ely's actual experience as a teenager.

Kid Cubao
03-15-2009, 07:49 PM
i think a great majority of eraserheads songs were based on actual events and experiences. depending on whose version one believes in, "pare ko" is based on an actual story of a failed courtship--pustahan tayo si ely talaga yung nabasted. "with a smile" was supposedly inspired by the lousy service ely and the band received from an all-night carinderia after a gig, and God knows what inspired ely to write about the harrowing fate suffered by his schoolboy crush in "huling el bimbo." one can just feel the rawness and honesty expressed in practically all their works.

tigerman
03-16-2009, 03:11 PM
I think "punk zappa" was inspired by the metal vs. hiphop myth during the 90's.* ;D

Here's the official video of said song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5UYSHTTBpo


USTE LO MEJOR!
VIVA SANTO TOMAS!

pio_valenz
03-18-2009, 05:41 PM
i think a great majority of eraserheads songs were based on actual events and experiences. depending on whose version one believes in, "pare ko" is based on an actual story of a failed courtship--pustahan tayo si ely talaga yung nabasted. "with a smile" was supposedly inspired by the lousy service ely and the band received from an all-night carinderia after a gig, and God knows what inspired ely to write about the harrowing fate suffered by his schoolboy crush in "huling el bimbo." one can just feel the rawness and honesty expressed in practically all their works.


In the dedication part of the cover of ultraelectromagneticpop, Ely thanked a list of dudes whom he called "the original pare kos". I recognized a couple of names (they were my classmates in different GE subjects), and I came to conclude that these original pare kos were most probably Ely's batchmates and tropa in Kalayaan Residence Hall (yup, THAT Kalayaan as in "Minsan sa may Kalayaan tayo'y nagkatagpuan."). So it's possible "Pare Ko" was the musical embodiment of their collective "basted" experiences. I know for a fact that Ely's batch in Kalayaan (1987-88) included a number of very, very hot and attractive co-eds, so you can probably credit one or all of them with the birth of "Pare Ko." :P

fujima04
03-18-2009, 07:01 PM
I am wondering kung there was a time nagkagalit ba ang Eheads at si Medwin Marfil of True Faith.

I remember, if I'm not mistaken in Eheads Cutterpillow Album Acknowledgement part, Medwin Marfil's name was erased.

I believed na-print na kasi ang label kaya parang pinentel pen lang ang pagkakabura.

JonarSabilano
03-18-2009, 07:28 PM
I am wondering kung there was a time nagkagalit ba ang Eheads at si Medwin Marfil of True Faith.

I remember, if I'm not mistaken in Eheads Cutterpillow Album Acknowledgement part, Medwin Marfil's name was erased.

I believed na-print na kasi ang label kaya parang pinentel pen lang ang pagkakabura.


I thought I heard Medwin's name in "Kama Supra": "Napuyat lang / nang nagyaya si Medwin kagabi / sa kanila..."

fujima04
03-25-2009, 12:24 PM
I am wondering kung there was a time nagkagalit ba ang Eheads at si Medwin Marfil of True Faith.

I remember, if I'm not mistaken in Eheads Cutterpillow Album Acknowledgement part, Medwin Marfil's name was erased.

I believed na-print na kasi ang label kaya parang pinentel pen lang ang pagkakabura.


I thought I heard Medwin's name in "Kama Supra": "Napuyat lang / nang nagyaya si Medwin kagabi / sa kanila..."


You are absolutely right. I was thinking the album is already done at that time.

And hindi pala sa acknowledgment part. I think dun sa mga credits ng bawat songs i.e. composer, arranger, etc. If I am not mistaken, Medwin helped them in composing/arranging some songs.

Anyway, off-topic na. Apologies.

On-topic:

Of all ng mga nabanggit na songs na me potential sana. Pinaka-nanghihinayang ako sa Poorman's Grave.

fujima04
03-27-2009, 05:39 PM
Another song that I felt could have been a hit is Tama Ka Nga from Natin99 Album.

I liked the "tu-du-du-du-dut...tu-du-du-du-du (2x)" portion at the start of the song.

kerouac82
12-04-2009, 08:59 AM
I'm listening to "Fruitcake" now. I'm sure this was released as a single at may video pa. Memories of high school, dorm, Kris Kringle. :)