Ang Huling El Bimbo

by Kiko Matsing

NU 107 “The Home of NU Rock” finally signed off last 7 Nov 2007 after broadcasting exclusively alternative music for 23 years. It was started by Atom Henares back in 1987, just when I was entering college, and will remain an integral part of those memories. There would have been no Eraserheads–the Philippine equivalent of The Beatles–without NU 107 promoting and nurturing the local progressive music scene. That was why it was most fitting–and bittersweet–that they should sign off with the band’s Ang Huling El Bimbo.

Here’s the original video for Eraserhead’s Ang Huling El Bimbo:

Ang Huling El Bimbo (The Last El-Bimbo Dance) from Auraeus Solito on Vimeo.