Sticker Happy

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Sticker Happy
AlbumArt (Sticker Happy).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 11, 1997
RecordedTracks Studios
EJL (Tracks 1 and 18)
Cinema Audio (Track 16)
GenreAlternative rock, pop
Length1:07:13
LabelGreater East Asia Music
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BMG Records (Pilipinas) Inc.
ProducerRobin Rivera
Eraserheads
The Eraserheads chronology
Bananatype
(1997)
Sticker Happy
(1997)
Aloha Milkyway
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars link

Sticker Happy is the Eraserheads' fifth album, released by BMG Records (Pilipinas), Inc. in 1997. At the time, the album cover courted a healthy amount of controversy as to the identity of the nude woman playing an upright piano in the middle of a field (later revealed to be then-Channel [V] VJ Joey Mead).

Musically, the album is heavier as the band brought to the fore various guitar effects purchased during their New York visit. Although still retaining the signature "E-Heads" sound, 'Sticker Happy' is very much influenced by mid-1990s techno and also featured a heavy amount of sampling, most notable on the tracks "Maalalahanin", "Downtown" and "Everything They Say".

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Prologue"0:27
2."Futuristic"2:51
3."Kaliwete"3:07
4."Milk and Money"4:41
5."Bogchi Hokbu"4:18
6."Maalalahanin"3:13
7."Balikbayan Box"5:13
8."Andalusian Dog"5:01
9."Ha Ha Ha"4:42
10."Downtown"4:31
11."Kananete"3:17
12."Hard to Believe"3:31
13."Everything They Say"3:54
14."Spoliarium"5:26
15."Ambi Dextrose"4:56
16."Para Sa Masa"4:57
17."Sticker Happy"2:29
18."Tapsilogue"0:39

Reception[edit]

David Gonzales of the website AllMusic gave Sticker Happy three out of five stars. said that while the album is not "as enjoyable nor the melodies as uniformly strong as on Cutterpillow, which remains the band's best album. Sticker Happy has its fine moments."[1]

In a retrospective review for Bandwagon Asia, music critic Jason Caballa (who also became Raimund Marisgan's band mate in Pedicab), ranked Sticker Happy as Erasheads' second best album. "Sticker Happy is one of the ‘Heads’ most consistent releases, listenable from beginning to end. Aces are dropped all throughout the record: 'Kaliwete', 'Milk and Money', 'Balikbayan Box', 'Andalusian Dog', 'Hard to Believe', and the sublime 'Spoliarium'," Caballa stated in the article.[2]

In popular culture[edit]

An urban legend popular among fans alleges that the song Spoliarium, one of the album's tracks, is a reference to the Pepsi Paloma rape case. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gonzales, David (2017-04-07). "The Eraserheads - Sticker Happy". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-06-20.
  2. ^ "Every album by the Eraserheads, ranked". Every album by the Eraserheads, ranked | Editorial | Bandwagon - Live music, bands and concert guide for Singapore, Manila and Jakarta. 2017-04-07. Retrieved 2018-06-20.
  3. ^ Rodis, Rodel. "The rape of Pepsi Paloma". Retrieved 2018-06-21.