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[[caption-width-right:300:[[TheNineties A Generation]] of Filipinos fondly remembers the band that made a very large impact on their lives.]]

A no-name, Indie College GarageBand which became a massively popular hit and ushered in a new era of the popularity of AlternativeRock in the Philippines. Comprising of Ely Buendia, Marcus Adoro, Buddy Zabala, and Raimund Marasigan, The Eraserheads rose from being rag-tag college students to become the so-called demigods and pillars of the Pinoy Rock setting, influencing a new wave of Alternative rock bands in the Philippines. Most of their notable songs were written in Filipino, the native language, while some are in English.

A massive hit in their home country, the Eraserheads gained international media attention after winning the {{MTV}} Music Video Awards in Asia for their smash hit "Ang Huling El Bimbo" (The Last El Bimbo), which became the third Philippine National Anthem after the VoltesV theme song.

During their time, when the Philippines was just fresh off the nostalgia of TheEighties, love songs and disco pop were the common fare among people. The Eraserheads were commended for breaking the tradition by writing feel-good songs that spoke of the life of TheEveryman.

However, as with many good things, they are not made to last.

Over a misunderstanding with their band roadie, Buendia left the group. Adoro followed suit, but for a more personal reason. After disbanding, the members began to start their separate musical careers. Buendia formed a new band, ''Pupil'', while Marasigan decided to bring his other band projects, ''Sandwich'' and ''Pedicab'', to the mainstream. Zabala joined the lineup of the revived Filipino band ''The Dawn'' as it's bassist, while Adoro retired to La Union, Philippines as a surfing instructor, occasionally making appearances in Manila as a solo artist.

'''Members'''
* Eleandre "Ely" Buendia - vocals and rhythm guitars
* Marcus Adoro - lead guitars
* Hector "Buddy" Zabala - bass guitars
* Raimund Marasigan - drums and percussions
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'''Albums released by the Eraserheads include:'''
* ''Ultraelectromagneticpop!'' (1993), the band's debut album
* ''Circus'' (1994)
* ''Cutterpillow'' (1995), the only album in the Philippines to hit Triple Platinum status on the first day of release
* ''Fruitcake'' (1996), A conceptual Christmas album
* ''Sticker Happy'' (1997)
* ''Natin'99'' (1999)
* ''Carbon Stereoxide'' (2001)

'''Extended Play Albums'''
* ''Pop U!'' (1991)
* ''Fruitcake EP'' (1996)
* ''Bananatype EP'' (1997)

'''Compilation Albums'''
* ''Aloha Milkyway'' (1998)
* ''Eraserheads: The Singles'' (2001)
* ''Eraserheads: Anthology'' (2004)
* ''Eraserheads: Anthology Two'' (2006)

'''Tribute Albums'''
* ''Ultraelectromagneticjam: The Music of the Eraserheads'' - a compilation of covers of the famous Eraserheads' songs perfomed by various Filipino artists.
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!! The Eraserheads provides examples of:
* AllDrummersAreAnimals: Among the members, Raimund Marasigan is the most hyperactive one, always appearing as though in a sugar rush.
* TheBandMinusTheFace: When Buendia left the Eraserheads in 2001, the remaining members tried to replace him and continue on, much less successfully.
* BecomingTheMask: The [[MeaningfulName appropriately-named]] ''Maskara''
* BuryMeNotOnTheLonePrairie: ''Poorman's Grave.''
* {{Expy}}: they were nicknamed "[[Music/TheBeatles The Fab Four]] of the Philippines".
** Works more for Ely Buendia, whose story and musical career is similar to that of JohnLennon. He even wore the round glasses.
*** [[PromotedFanboy Buendia himself affirms that he is a big John Lennon fan.]]
* ConceptAlbum: ''Fruitcake'', released around (and is about) Christmas.
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: At the end of their last reunion concert; ''Eraserheads: The Final Set'', [[spoiler: Buendia set their iconic piano (pictured above) on fire, signifying that as with all things, The Eraserheads has to end.]]
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Well, duh!
* DarkerAndEdgier: The Albums and songs that the Eraserheads recorded in each successive year becomes more and more serious and emotional in contrast to the feel-good songs that launched them to mainstream popularity.
* FaceOfTheBand: Ely Buendia.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Buendia is melancholic, Marasigan is sanguine, Zabala is supine and Adoro is phlegm.
* IAmNotSpock: After their breakup, the four members cannot remove the association of being a part of biggest Filipino Rock act in history.
** Perhaps the worst victims are Ely Buendia when he formed his band ''Pupil'' and Raimund Marasigan with ''Sandwich''.
* LastNoteNightmare: The Eraserheads were very notorious with these. ''Ang Huling el Bimbo'', ''Alapaap'' and ''Spoliarium'' are the prime examples.
* LoveNostalgiaSong: ''Ang Huling el Bimbo'', a song about [[TheLostLenore a beloved childhood friend]] which won them an {{MTV}} Award.
** Due to its immense popularity, this became an IconicSongRequest for them.
* LyricSwap: The Eraserheads has this tendency to change some of their lyrics in concerts, oftentimes getting on [[DoubleEntendre some perverted connotations]] within their songs.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Chronologically Increasing. Their debut material scores a 1, then a 3-4 on the peak of their popularity, and a 4 with ''Sticker Happy'' onwards.
* NobodyLovesTheBassist: YMMV. Although popular in his own right, Buddy Zabala is the least well-known Eraserhead. He only composed a few songs for the band, and after the split, he joined the lineup of a revived band, unlike his bandmates who established their own acts instead.
** Although he is well-loved by the fanbase for singing one of the few [[BlackSheepHit Black Sheep Hits]] of the band, ''The Fabulous Baker Boy''.
* OneWomanSong: ''Shirley'', ''Toyang'', ''Julie Tearjerky''.
* PrecisionFStrike: ''Pare Ko'', with its infamous ''Di ba, 'tangina?''[[note]]"Tangina" is a contracted form of ''"Putang Ina"'' which means "Motherfucker" or "Son of a Bitch". In the song's context, however, it is an orphaned expletive, not intended for anyone, and simply means "shit". The sentence itself means "Isn't this fucked-up?"[[/note]]
* {{Scatting}}: Another trademark of the Eraserheads.
* SillyLoveSongs: ''Toyang''. Which is also a SongOfSongTitles of NatKingCole 's ''Too Young''.
* SurprisinglyGentleSong: ''With A Smile''.
* StudioChatter: ''Combo on the Run''.
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: ''Alapaap'' was largely suspected to be one. "Alapaap" itself translates to "in the clouds", said to be describing the effects of taking Hallucinogens.
** In fact, there was a court case involving a Philippine senator trying to ban the song because "[[OdeToIntoxication it teaches the youth that using drugs is okay.]]"
* WordSaladLyrics - ''Spoliarium'' [[spoiler:(although urban legend says that it tells an infamous story when you read between the lines...)]]
* XtremeKoolLetterz: A variation: Starting from the album cover of ''Circus'', All "E"s in the band name are written backwards, appearing as "THE ƎRASƎRHƎADS."
* YokoOhNo: Diane Ventura, wife of frontman Ely Buendia, is largely blamed for the split of the Eraserheads, [[MisBlamed even though she actually played no part with it.]]

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