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Moonpools & Caterpillars

Moonpools & Caterpillars was a Filipino American Rock based in Los Angeles, California. They where popular in the mid 1990’s

They released three albums commercially, The Pink Album (self-released) Lucky Dumpling , and 12 Songs which was self released. They are considered one of the most successful bands of Philippine ancestry.

The band was featured in the movies The Baby Sitters Club and Wish upon a star which was released on the 90’s

Moonpools & Caterpillars lived in Los Angeles and played many nights at the Whiskey-a-Gogo, where The Pink Album was recorded live. Lead singer Kimi Ward Encarnacion is known for being a whirling energy blast on stage. Jay Jay Encarnacion gives Moonpools & Caterpillars their distinct guitar sounds, which vary from ethereal chorusing to large, wall of sound distortion. Bassist Tim DePala and drummer Gugut Salgado finish up the line-up as the rhythm section. Now that’s a band.

Greatest Band that Ever Lived

Eraserheads, or E-Heads was a prominent Filipino rock band of the 1990s, formed by Ely Buendia, Raimund Marasigan, Buddy Zabala and Marcus Adoro. The band is one of the most successful, critically-acclaimed, and significant bands in the history,  earning them the accolade, “The Beatles”  of the Pinas. Eraserheads are also credited for spearheading a second wave of Manila band invasions, paving the way for a host of influential Philippine alternative rock bands.

The band released several singles, albums, and EPs that reached number one. This commercial success was most evident in the release of their third album Cutterpillow, which achieved platinum status several times. Eraserheads are one of the best-selling musical acts of all time in the Philippines, paving way for an international career that earned them the “Moon Man” in the MTV Movie Awards. COOL!.

Their diverse music worked both in the underground and mainstream scenes of the Philippine music industry. By fusing different musical styles such as ALTERNATIVE, POP, ROCK,REGGAE, and SYNTHPOP, Eraserheads helped change the sound of Pinoy rock. LONG LIVE THE HEADS!