Alapaap (partially found Eraserheads music video; 1995)

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The bungee jumping scene from the music video.

Status: Partially Found

Eraserheads were a Filipino rock band formed in 1989. Known for their songs like "With a Smile," "Ligaya," "Magasin" and "Ang Huling El Bimbo," the band became one of the most iconic bands in the Philippines and was dubbed "The Beatles of the Philippines" and "Banda ng Masa".[1] Some of their songs, however, sparked controversy, one of which is "Alapaap."

The Song[edit | edit source]

"Alapaap" (transl. "Cloud") is a song from their second album Circus. It was released in 1994 as the album's fourth hit single and the band’s ninth hit single. The song was based on an interpolated earlier English songs.

Senator Tito Sotto called for the banning of "Alapaap" in August 1995 as he said the lyrics were about drugs. The band denied the claim and explained the song is about freedom through a letter to Tito Sotto.[2][3] Decades later, Buendia later admitted that it was really about drugs.[4][5]

Music Video[edit | edit source]

A music video was filmed to promote the single in 1995 that was allegedly unreleased. However, some fans said they saw it back then and theorized that it was released for a short time but was eventually pulled out due to the controversy. A short clip of the music video was shown in the documentary Banda ng Masa by Jay Taruc for I-Witness, which aired on GMA-7.[1] The source material was said from a certain Sandy Angeles who is unknown if she directed it or just given the source material. It shows footage of the band at Tita Beth's Carinderia, footage of West Kamias and Quezon City, an orphanage, and bungee jumping.[6]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

The only footage of the music video.

References[edit | edit source]