:: TIMELINE : an incomplete & not-so-accurate e-storical record.

1987 : Pre-Eraserheads
- Ely's first college band was called, Bluidie Tryste, from the freshmen's dorm, Kalayaan Residence Hall at UP Diliman. The line-up was: Raymund Dela Pena (aka "Luci") - vocals, guitars / Ely Buendia - bass / Earl Pangilinan - keyboards / Drexis Tabiligan (?) - drums. Their first gig was in a "protest concert" in the AS building lobby. A memorable gig!
[read story]
- This band did covers by bands such as: The Cure, The Smiths, U2, The Police, The Dawn, Van Halen

- By this time, Raymund, Marcus and Buddy were freshmen at UP
- Ely and Raymund "Luci" wanted to form a new band so they posted audition ads at Kalayaan dorm. Raymund (Marasigan) was the first to respond. His piece was The Cure's "Hot Hot Hot". He later invited Marcus and Buddy. They jammed at Alberto's rehearsal studio behind the Nepa Q-Mart in Cubao, Q.C. Nothing happened with that audition/jam.
- Raymund, Marcus and Buddy formed their own band called, Curfew. They had a lady vocalist named Candy Pelayo.
- They covered bands such as: The Primitives, The Housemartins, The Bolshoi, Gene Loves Jezebel, The Soup Dragons
- Ely and Raymund "Luci" formed a new band called, Sunday School. They only had session drummers and Raymund Marasigan would sometimes session for them.
- Wanting to focus on jazz, instead of "new wave", "Luci" eventually left Sunday School. Raymund brought in Marcus and Buddy from Curfew and joined Ely; hence the merge gave birth to a new band called, Eraserheads.

1989 : Eraserheads
- The "Eraserheads" combo was born out of two bands: "Sunday School" (Ely) from Molave Residence Hall & "Curfew" (Raymund, Buddy & Marcus) from Narra Residence Hall; University of the Philippines, Diliman, Q.C.

- Raymund would usually get them gigs around the campus. However, they'd usually play last when the crowd was almost gone!
- They did covers by bands such as: The Cure, Sex Pistols, The Beatles
- They had a small but loyal fanbase in the campus.
- the combo played their first ever gig at a variety show called "Peace Lang Ha!", on the AS steps in UP. The show was sponsored by the Sigma Delta Phi sorority.

- the Eheads were part of the musical, "Manhid" at UP. The 2-hour musical is based on Salman Rushdie's novel, "Midnight's Children" & "X-Men" comic books. The Eheads were doing about 30 songs. The musical was later moved to FAT (or CCP ???)
[watch videos: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7]

- Valentine show gig, College of Engineering. They met Jett Pangan of The Dawn & Jett advised them to audition at Red Rocks (Club Dredd's old name).

28th - performed at the show, "Para Sa 'Yo Bagong Isko", opening for The Dawn, Melchor Hall (College of Engineering), UP Diliman, Q.C.

- failed auditions at Mayric's, Espana, Manila & Anthem, Tandang Sora, Q.C.

- auditioned & landed a bi-monthly gigs deal at Red Rocks / Club Dredd, Timog Ave., Q.C.
(They were paid P200 a night)
- performed at Aznar Stadium, Cebu with Introvoys & local Cebu bands, The Monks & Ledgerline. At one point, they were pelted with "otap" crackers (the Eheads' first ever out-of-town gig!)

26th - The Eraserheads recorded a 9-song demo in Raymund's garage, Candelaria, Quezon...aka "garage jam" tape, they shopped this demo around to various radio stations, clubs & record labels including OctoArts & NU107...RJ Recording Studios people said the demo was "not pop enough".
[read review]

- performed at the UP Fair '91

26th & 27th - This first "official demo" and/or "unofficial album", "Pop-U!" was recorded & mixed on a 4-track recorder by Sir Robin Rivera, a Humanities professor & formerly of "Captain Bakal", in the makeshift, Faculty Studio, UP Faculty Center, UP Diliman, Q.C.

- "Pop U!" is released. Limited copies of about 20 cassette tapes were made & given to a handful of fans & friends.

- struggling in his Calculus class, Buddy quit the band; took a leave of absence & went back to his hometown in Zamboanga...He was replaced by a session bassist, Mally Paraguya (of The Skavengers; ex-Betrayed)

- The Eraserheads combo performed live at DZUP, their college radio, in early 1992. Buddy was not in the band that time (Raymund was a student DJ at this station)

- sometime this year at Club Dredd, Raymund walked out in the middle of their set because Ely & Marcus were "tripping" onstage. The club banned them for a month.

- performed at the UP Fair '92. (With Mally Paraguya on bass, their set included cover versions of The Knack's "My Sharona" and John Lennon's "Cold Turkey")

- Buddy came back from Zamboanga & re-joined the Eheads.

- recording for "Ultraelectromagneticpop!" started


13th - performed at "Love Buzz: The Alternative Valentine Concert", Skate Town, Ali Mall, Cubao, Q.C. (with: Athena's Curse, Philippine Violators, Color It Red, Feet Like Fins, The Youth) [view flyer]
23 Sat - performed at "The Great Inter-Campus Band Showdown", U.P. Film Center, Diliman, Quezon City (with: Lee (The Wild Man From Diliman), Tropical Depression, Athena's Curse, Kelts Cross, Teen Town & other special guests) [view poster]

- finished recording "Ultraelectromagneticpop!"

- the first "major label" album, "Ultraelectromagneticpop!" is released.

- "Ultraelectromagneticpop!" album launch at Makati Skyline

17th Sun - gig at Farmer's Plaza, Cubao, Q.C.
20th Wed - performed on the "RX Concert Series", RX 93.1 FM...their debut appearance on this radio show!
22nd Fri - gig at Atrium, Makati
23rd Sat - gigs at SM Centerpoint, Sta. Mesa, Manila & at Star City, Pasay City
24th Sun -
the Eraserheads' first ever TV appearance on "Sa Linggo nAPO Sila" (ABS-CBN). They performed "Ligaya".
[read story]

7th Sun - gig at Ozone Disco, Q.C.

3rd Fri - performed at "Ligaya Sa L.B.", D.L. Umali Hall, U.P. Los Banos, Laguna
17th - performed at the 12-hour music festival called, "Bistro Sa Amoranto: Tugtugan Pa-Morningan", Amoranto Football Stadium, Roces Ave., Q.C.

- At the 1994 NU Rock Awards, they won the "Album of the Year" for "Ultraelectromagneticpop!"
- Eraserheads performed at the Royal Subic, Subic, Zambales; broadcast on WLS-FM 97.1

5th - "Ultraelectromagneticpop!" concert at UST Auditorium, University of Santo Tomas, Manila

- performed at Ateneo De Manila [watch videos: 1 / 2]

14th - performed at the "Puerto Azul Music Fest", Puerto Azul Beach Club, Cavite

18th - gig at Montano Hall, Cavite

21st - gig at Jose Rizal High School, Malabon

27th - gig in Subic, Zambales

28th - performed at the benefit show called "Si Toyang Sa Pasay", Pasay Sports Complex, Pasay (or Pasay City East High School Gym?)

- the 2nd album, "Circus" is released.

- performed at WLS-FM 97.1

19th Sat - "Eraserheads at Yano Sa Angeles City", a double-bill headline concert with Yano at NEPO Coliseum, Angeles City, Pampanga; 6pm (guests: Alcoholica, Azure Heaven, Riot Mob)

3rd (Sat) - Eraserheads' first major concert, "Eraserheads Jamboree", Tanghalang Francisco Balagtas (Folk Arts Theater), Pasay City. 7:30pm (guests: Mastaplann, Intermidya...with Sprocket Jockey (BMX riders), Inflatable Bars (skateboarders) & Hyperbladers (in-line skaters)); The first time sessionist, Noel Garcia played with the Eheads...It was originally scheduled for Nov. 24th [view poster]

- They won a "Guillermo Memorial Award" for "Most Favorite Band"
- TV guesting on "Superstar" (RPN 9); performed "Magasin" [watch video]
- TV guesting on "ASAP" (ABS-CBN); performed "Alapaap" [watch video]
- TV guesting on "ASAP" (ABS-CBN); performed Engelbert Humperdick's "Am I That Easy To Forget" [watch video]

15th Wed - performed at "Handog ng mga Tubong UP" during the "U.P. Fair", U.P. Diliman, Q.C. (co-headline with Yano...also with: Dirt Orchids / Tungaw / DJ Alvaro) [read review]
18th Sat - gig at MPSC (Mindanao Polytechnic State College), Cagayan De Oro City

25th - performed at "D'isko Fever" during "Freshman Lingo", UP Diliman, Q.C.

- the movie, "Run Barbi Run" is released in theaters. The Eraserheads as themselves, co-starred with Joey De Leon & Maricel Laxa. They wrote the theme song for the movie of the same title & a song called "Policewoman".
[watch full-movie]

18th (Tue) - gig at Club Dredd, EDSA, Q.C.

- Senate assistant majority leader Vicente "Tito" Sotto's controversial call for a ban on the airplay & sales of "Alapaap", Teeth's "Laklak" & Yano's "Iskolar Ng Bayan".
[read the band's letter to the senator]

16th - concert at Irosin Public Auditorium, Irosin, Sorsogon; 7pm (with: The Jack Hammers, Rasca, Local Talents) [view poster]

21 Sat - "Rain Storm slams St. Benedict College", St. Benedict College Gymnasium; 7pm (with: Rivermaya) [view ticket / poster]

- performed "Alapaap" at the 1995 NU Rock Awards. They won the "Listener's Choice Award", "Band of the Year" & "Album of the Year" (Circus). [watch video]

29th - gig at Philippine Christian University

- performed "Overdrive" at "ASAP" (ABS-CBN) [watch video]
- "Cutterpillow" launch at the UP Sunken Garden, UP Diliman, Q.C.

8th - the 3rd album, "Cutterpillow" is released.

- "Cutterpillow" 5x Platinum awarding at "GMA Supershow" (GMA) [watch video]
- At the 9th Awit Awards, they won the "Album of the Year" (Cutterpillow)

- At the 2nd Katha Music Awards, they won "Best Rock Album" (Cutterpillow), "Best Rock Song" (Ang Huling El Bimbo) & Best Rock Group
- TV feature on "Probe presents Ang Himig Natin" (ABS-CBN) [watch video]

- TV show, "Magandang Gabi Bayan" aired an episode, "Nakatagong Maskara sa Baligtad na Musika". It discussed the puzzling phenomenon of "backmasking" & the controversial episode featured songs from "Cutterpillow".

20th (Sat) - They opened for the MTV Alternative Nation Tour's "3 in 1 Rock Concert" featuring: Beastie Boys, Sonic Youth & Foo Fighters; Araneta Coliseum, Q.C...The Eheads did four songs off the album, "Cutterpillow". Rapper, FrancisM joined in during "Superproxy".

2nd - concert at Perpetual Help College Gym, Binan, Laguna

3rd - concert at Colegio De San Juan De Letra Grounds, Calamba, Laguna
14th - performed at "Green Minded: A Concert for A Cause...Save Pampanga" (w/ Put3ska), NEPO Coliseum, Angeles City, Pampanga; 7pm
25 Sun - The music video for "Ang Huling El Bimbo" was premiered on "GMA Supershow", GMA

- performed "Ang Huling El Bimbo" at Club Dredd, EDSA, Q.C. [watch video]

1 Fri - "Overdrive Tour", a two-month concert tour, kicked off at U.P. Manila College of Medicine ground (Pedro Gil gate entrance) [read press]
9th (Sun) - 2nd major concert, "Electric Fun", Folk Arts Theater, Manila. The sold-out show featured guest appearances by the Apo Hiking Society, FrancisM & Medwin Marfil (Truefaith).

- TV guesting at "ASAP" (ABS-CBN); performed "Torpedo" [watch video]

19 Fri - performed at "The NU Pocket Concerts", Greenhills Shopping Center parking lot, Greenhills, San Juan (with: Put3ska) [view ad]

18 Sat - "Las Pinas Overdrive", Italia Tennis Court, Las Pinas; 7pm [view ticket]
26th Mon - gig at "Karandol", Colegio dela Immaculate Concepcion [view ticket]

1st - TV performance of "Huwag Mo Nang Itanong" at "SangLinggo nAPO Sila"
[read story] [watch video]
12th Wed - performed at "1896 Ang Pagsilang", CCP Tanghalang Francisco Balagtas (Folk Arts Theatre); 7:30pm
15th - gig in Tagaytay, Batangas

16th - gigs in Pandi, Bulacan & Subic, Zambales...Marcus & friend Vince got into a car accident on Marcos Highway in Cogeo
30 Sun - Chippy Sweet Corn "Barkada Jam", Ever Gotesco, Ortigas [view poster]

1 Sun - Chippy Sweet Corn "Barkada Jam", Harrison Plaza, Pasay City [view poster]
7 Sun - Chippy Sweet Corn "Barkada Jam", Robinson's Galleria, Ortigas [view poster]

- They had a special show for the children called "Eraserheads For The Kids", 70's Bistro, Q.C.

3 Sat - "Overdrive Tour '96", People's Quadrangle, Batangas City (with: AWOL Band) [view poster]
10th Sat -performed at "Pinoy Unplugged!" on 90.7 Love Radio, DZMB-FM...gig at Top40, Caloocan
11th Sun - Eraserheads had a special show, "Eraserheads for Kids" at 70's Bistro, Q.C.; 5pm

13th (Tue) - gig at Rocks Grove, Antipolo, Rizal
16th (Fri) - gig in Digos, Davao Del Sur
17th (Sat) - gig in Cotabato City
20th (Tue) - gig at Mayric's, Manila

27th (Tue) - gig at Club Dredd, EDSA, Q.C.
30th (Fri) - gig in Surigao
31st (Sat) - gig in Butuan


7 Sat - Kalesa Kape Concert Hall, Santa Rosa, Laguna (with: The Street Boys) [view ticket] [source]
17th (Tue) - concert at Guezz Artists' Hall, Pampanga (guest: The Great Divide)
24th (Tue) - gig at Club Dredd, EDSA, Q.C.


11 Fri - CCP Grounds, Pasay City [view ticket]

- the 3-trk EP, "Fruitcake" is released.

14 Thur - performed "Fruitcake" at "The 1996 NU 107 Rock Awards", Limits Entertainment Hall, St. Francis Square, Ortigas Center...They won "Album of the Year" (Cutterpillow), "Best Music Video" & "Song of the Year" (Ang Huling El Bimbo) [view ad]

19th (Tue) - gig at Club Dredd, EDSA, Q.C.

6th - the christmas album, "Fruitcake" is released.

9th - "Fruitcake" album launch, Hard Rock Cafe, Makati
17th Tue - "Fruitcake" album launching, B.C.F. Theater; 6:30pm [view poster]

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