Esquire’s selection of Eraserheads as “Artist of the Year” sparks debate
ERASERHEADS – The alternative rock band drew comments after being named “Artist of the Year” by Esquire Philippines.
Eraserheads is a Filipino alternative rock band formed in 1989 consisting of Ely Buendia, Buddy Zabala, Marcus Adoro, and Raimund Marasigan. Nicknamed “The Beatles of the Philippines”, the band became one of the most influential and successful in Philippine music history.
The Eraserheads disbanded in 2002. The group is behind the hit songs “Ang Huling El Bimbo”, “With a Smile”, “Pare ko”, “Ligaya” and to name a few.
Currently, the group is preparing for their next reunion concert titled: “Ang Huling El Bimbo”, which will take place at SMDC Festival Grounds in the city of Parañaque on December 22, 2022.
This will be the Eraserheads’ first performance since their 2008 reunion concert, which was cut short due to frontman Ely suffering a heart attack. They eventually returned to finish the show.
Leading up to their concert, the band has been named Artist of the Year by Esquire Philippines.
According to the popular magazine, “Songs by Ely Buendía, Raimund Marasigan, Marcus Adoro and Buddy Zabala capture the spirit of Filipino youth culture. And his legend has only gotten bigger and stronger with time. Ang Huling El Bimbo’s reunion concert is the boys’ final act. With him we remember the incomparable cultural capital of the band”.
was republished on CuteMetal Facebook Page with the subtitle: “artist of the year?? departure wala pang bagong kanta.” As expected, the band was inundated with comments. These are the comments of some netizens:
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