This was the intro lines of my favorite Eraserhead’s song Para sa Masa. A song that I would like to sing on a grand finals in a musical variety show if given a chance. This song somewhat reflects the Eraserheads itself, as a band, as an inspiration for other bands and as a Philippine icon in the music industry especially in the Philippine alternative and rock and roll music.
It is perhaps a tribute to Ehead’s music and the band’s ruggedness that the country’s music industry has a breath of fresh air in the midst of well-groomed balladeers, belters and crooners at that time.
Their songs reminds us of the simplicity of life, hanging out with friends like the song “Overdrive” love and breakup in “Pare ko” hope in “Para sa Masa” and the spirit of Christmas in “Fruitcake.”