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Ira! in 2005
|Origin||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Genres||Punk Rock, Post-Punk, Alternative Rock, Brazilian rock|
Ultraje a Rigor
|Past members||André Jung
Ira! (Portuguese for Ire, even though the name was actually inspired by the Irish Republican Army) was a Brazilian rock band that was founded in São Paulo in the early 1980s. They were strongly influenced by the Mod sound of The Who, the hard rock of Led Zeppelin and the punk rock of The Clash.
Led by singer Nasi and guitarist Edgard Scandurra, with Ricardo Gaspa on bass and André Jung on drums, Ira! was at the height of their success in the mid-to-late 1980s. Songs like "Núcleo Base", "Flores em Você" and "Envelheço na Cidade" were huge hits when first released and still enjoy considerable airplay in radio stations throughout Brazil. The band had a decline in productivity and popularity during the 1990s, but regained popularity after playing before an audience of over 250,000 at the third edition of the Rock in Rio festival in 2001 and doing an acoustic special for MTV Brasil in 2004.
In September 2007, just before the band were due to have a break, Nasi departed from the band after a conflict with Airton Valadão Rodolfo, who was the band manager and also Nasi's brother.
In November 2007, Edgard Scandurra announced that Ira! had split up and the remaining members would follow their careers separately.
- Ira! (1983)
- Mudança de Comportamento (1985)
- Vivendo e Não Aprendendo (1986)
- Psicoacústica (1988)
- Clandestino (1989)
- Meninos da Rua Paulo (1991)
- Música Calma para Pessoas Nervosas (1993)
- 7 (1996)
- Você Não Sabe Quem Eu Sou (1998)
- Isso É Amor (1999)
- MTV ao Vivo (2000)
- Entre Seus Rins (2001)
- Acústico MTV (2004)
- Invisível DJ (2007)
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