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« on: March 08, 2009, 05:54:23 PM »
Sunday, March 8, 2009
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The second half of the much-anticipated reunion concert of the influential '90s band, the Eraserheads, became a bitter-sweet moment following the demise of rapper Francis Magalona last Friday, March 6, due to leukemia.

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Above, Ely Buendia gave a "show-must-go-on" performance even if he's grieving over the death of good friend Francis (inset). Click HERE to view PEP's tribute to the the Master Rapper Francis Magalona.


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Francis M during happier times

Francis was a good friend and supporter of the legendary quartet. The Master Rapper (Francis's nickname in the local music industry) collaborated with the Eraserheads in the song "Super Proxy" which was included in the band's best-selling 1995 album, Cutterpillow.
A tribute album dedicated to the music of the Eraserheads dubbed as Ultraelectromagnetcjam (2005) saw Francis doing a cover of "Super Proxy" (this time titled "Super Proxy 2k6") with former vocalist Ely Buendia returning the favor by assuming rap duties.

Kiko (Francis's nickname) remained good friends with the individual members of the Eraserheads, even after the band disbanded in 2002. True to his nature, Francis avoided taking sides despite the rumored rift between Buendia and drummer Raimund Marasigan—continuing to collaborate with both artists on several occasions.
Weeks before he succumbed to his illness, Francis, despite his condition, still managed to book studio time to do a record with Ely. The album, dubbed as the Sickos Project, is now slated for a posthumous release.

BY A HAIRLINE. When Ely was hospitalized in 2007 following a heart attack during an out-of-town gig with his current band Pupil, Francis actively supported a benefit gig organized for Buendia's behalf.
Writing in his blog at the time, Francis openly toyed with the idea of an Eraserheads reunion.
"Fast forward to right now, 9:58 am, Jan. 9, a lot of what if's scenarios pop in my head. What if the E-heads members are back, like long-lost blood brothers? What if 'the most significant OPM band of Pinoy Rock' would be in one room, what would happen?" wrote Francis, before adding: "Para sa akin panahon na para mag-reunite ang E-heads. Sugod na mga kapatid...rock & roll na hanggang umaga."

Francis's hope for a reunion took some time until last year when the Eraserheads mounted a one-night get together concert to finally meet the nagging clamor coming from fans and fellow artists.
The August 30, 2008 affair was unfortunately cut short after Ely experienced chest pains backstage during an intermission.
Last night, March 7, at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, the Eraserheads staged the continuation of their reunion concert. Francis was supposed to join the band on stage to perform "Super Proxy."
Francis, unfortunately, passed away at high noon a day before the big concert.

PAYING HOMAGE. Kiko's passing prompted to band to dedicate their concert to the man dubbed as the "Master Rapper."
"Ide-dedicate namin namin yung buong show sa kanya para may soundtrack siya sa paglalakbay niya maliban sa kanta niya," Eraserheads guitarist Marcus Adoro said to PEP hours before the concert.
Strumming his guitar aimlessly at first, Ely led his bandmates in doing a short cover of Francis's hit single "Kaleidoscope World." Before launching Super Proxy's distinct intro rift, Ely egged the huge crowd to wholeheartedly chant Francis's name to salute OPM's fallen icon.

During the performance, bassist Buddy Zabala was caught by the camera gazing at the sky while playing his bass notes while Marasigan pounded his drum kit with added ferocity—perhaps his own personal way of paying tribute to Kiko's memory. It was also evident that Ely took it upon himself to deliver Kiko's lines in the song flawlessly. Buendia's effort to sing Francis's rap lines was understated yet undeniably touching.
Video clips of Francis were also flashed on the monitors placed on top of the stage.

Incidentally, the reunion concert was produced by MTV Philippines. Francis served as MTV Philippines' first local video jock along with Regine Tolentino and Donita Rose.



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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2009, 09:13:40 PM »
brown naa ka link ani?:)
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2009, 10:37:56 PM »

hi kiams sa PEP lang nako ni nakuha.

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« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2009, 04:54:36 AM »
here's a video clip of e-heads singing kaleidoscope



Every color and every hue
Is represented by me and you
Take a slide in the slope
Take a look in the kaleidoscope
Spinnin' round, make it twirl
In this kaleidoscope world

Kaleidoscope world
In this kaleidoscope world
 
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