The Original Eraserheads Master Tapes Were Kept in a Vault For Years

They were only found in October.

Screencap From Offshore Music Facebook Page

( Eraserheads fans have had a quite a year. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the legendary rock band's first album, Ultraelectromagneticpop! was remastered by none other than Bernie Grundman, who's worked with Prince and Michael Jackson, to name a few. Aside from the digital reissue on streaming services like Spotify, it's also set to get a limited-edition release on vinyl in 2019.


And while diehard fans are sure to get their hands on the reissue, it's even more interesting to know what went on behind the scenes. In a Facebook post made by Offshore Music (Ely Buendia's new indie record label), it turns out that they couldn't locate the band's master tapes. "For over two years, the team had been searching for the Eraserheads Analog Masters—it seemed that they had disappeared. However, last October—a breakthrough—it was discovered that they have been kept in a vault in Laguna," the post reveals.

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The post came with a video of Buendia opening the newly rediscovered tapes. "In this video taken at the fabled Tracks Studio (now Yellow Room), the tapes are opened for the first time in decades."

Buendia opens the unnamed boxes that were once thought to be lost. "And over here, we have the two-inch tapes. Wala siyang labels. That's what we're here for—to find out what are in these tapes." He continues, "I am hoping that the first album, [Ultraelectromagneticpop!] would also be here so we can have a chance to remix it, clean it up." The video then ends with the tapes finally being played.

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