I was recently pointed to this glowing review of Tikman Ang Langit: An Anthology on the Eraserheads. It was written by Rome Jorge.
There was a time when being a rocker meant something. You had to have balls, because it meant being an outcast. No one understood us. We, too, didn’t understand it much ourselves at the time. It was simply who we were.
Thirty bucks and a weapon search got you into Red Rocks where the toilet beside the stage always was rank, the plump girl in Goth gear always danced by herself and there would always be some punk who would get his head smashed. Bands that knew how to play their instruments were rare those days and bands that dared play their songs were even rarer. Local acts didn’t much airplay on popular radio stations back then. The only recordings you could get were musical compilations and underground audio tapes of punk bands from the Twisted Red Cross label.
Just a minor correction though. My surname is spelled as Oliva and not Olivia 😉
This is a heartwarming review from one reader who revealed she had to settle for this book over Youngblood 3!
Bought this last Saturday, but before I shelled out my P180, I was actually torn between this one and “Young Blood 3.” After much thought, I settled on “Tikman.” Para kasing di ko pa kayang basahin yung “YB, ” what with all the I-wish-I-was-there feelings it would surely bring (nice cover, though).
As soon as I went home from SM Manila, I launched into an uninterrupted Eheads reading overdrive, relishing word for word–and even smiling like an idiot at some point.
I know that this entry should be put in the Review category, but I realized that writing an objective analysis of a book about the Eraserheads just wouldn’t be possible. I love–and terribly miss–the band so much that I just can’t say anything bad about them.
Nakuha ko itong listahan ng reviews of the book from Melvin Calimag, one the brains behind this book. Salamat pre!
Here’s one from Rockisnotdead:
This collection of essays about the band that won the hearts of millions not by their looks or their gimmicks, but by their music is surely one hell of a read. There were even bits of information which I read from book that surprised me. I mean, I know a lot about the Eraserheads, but I was startled about the new stuff I read about them. And if the memoirs of these selected fans weren’t enough, check out the pictures. It’s one thing to see Sugar Raims now, but it’s another thing to see him back then. Haha. Truly one great read. I promise that the P180 you spent on this book will surely be returned to you. Get your copy now.
You can also read some fans talking about the book here and here.
I discovered this “dirty little treasures of a pleasure pet” doing a quick review of the book! Thanks a lot!
i have already read this book and i think it’s great! kahit na… i was still a toddler then nung eheads era (i was born in 1991).. i can really relate to the essays on this book kasi nga like them.. i’m a fan… i think they’re right when they said na though they (the band) had already disbanded and pursued different paths.. that doesn’t mean that the music’s gone… it lives on in the hearts of their undying fans… the songs of eraserheads were the soundtracks of their lives… i want those to be my life’s soundtracks too.. 😀
i recommend this book to all eheads fans! pati na din sa mga hindi fans… wee…
Isang kapwa E-heads fan ang nagsulat tungkol sa book. Salamat sa Extra Gulong blog.
i finally have my own copy of tikman ang langit:an anthology on the eraserheads. i spent Saturday night and early Sunday morning reading it. it was mixed emotions. i was able to relate to the articles because i was once an eheads fan. i felt happy reminiscing the “glory” days, and sad, at the same time, knowing that those days will never happen again.
Sa isang katulad ko na “hindi talaga fan ng E-heads,” ang latest review ng Tikman ng Langit ay isang eye-opener. Sige aaminin ko na. Masyado akong exposed sa Western music noon kaya “Puro quotation lang ng nabasa nya sa mga website na nakita nya. Natural, dahil hindi naman sya fan ng E-heads.” Salamat sa honest opinion mo. Natumbok mo, pre or mare (ano ba talaga?). Pero talagang natuwa ang mga nagbuo ng libro at very honest ka sa iyong pagpuna ng libro. Okay yan. At least na-promote mo pa din kami 😉
Ang tanong ko lang, eh, sino ba si Boy Dapa?
Sa totoo lang, madami ang nagtataka bakit kami pa ang napili na magsulat ng anthology tungkol sa bandang ito. Well, I was at the right place at the right time. Swerte talaga. Wala lang. Anyway, salamat uli sa mga bumili ng libro. Ito ay available sa Powerbooks.