Aborto Elétrico

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Aborto Elétrico
Origin Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil
Genres Punk rock, Garage rock
Years active 1978–1982
Associated acts Legião Urbana
Capital Inicial
Plebe Rude
Past members Renato Russo
Fê Lemos
Flávio Lemos
Ico Ouro Preto
André Pretorius

Aborto Elétrico (Portuguese for Electric Abortion) was a Brazilian rock band formed in 1978 in Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil. The band primarily consisted of future Legião Urbana frontman Renato Russo (bass), André Pretorius (guitar) and future Capital Inicial drummer Fê Lemos (drums). After André Pretorius left the band for military service in South Africa, Renato Russo assumed the guitars while Fê Lemos' brother Flávio became the band's bassist. Ico Ouro Preto, the brother of Dinho Ouro Preto, eventually became the band's guitarist.

Due to the constant arguments and creative divergences between Renato Russo and Fê Lemos, the band broke up in 1982. Aborto Elétrico's repertoire would be later on shared between Legião Urbana and Capital Inicial, while a huge part of it would be forgotten.


After Aborto Elétrico's break up, its members formed other bands: Renato Russo and Ico Ouro Preto became members of Legião Urbana, while Flávio and Fê Lemos, alongside Ico's brother Dinho Ouro Preto, formed Capital Inicial.

Aborto Elétrico never released any official albums, but in 2005, Capital Inicial released the album MTV Especial: Aborto Elétrico, containing nine previously unreleased songs by Aborto Elétrico, and nine songs already recorded by Capital Inicial or Legião Urbana.