Titãs (album)

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Titãs
Studio album by Titãs
Released 1984
Recorded 1984, at the Áudio Patrulha
Genre Post-punk, new wave, reggae fusion
Length 34:44
Label Warner Music Group
Producer Pena Schmidt
Titãs chronology
Titãs
(1984)
Televisão
(1985)
Singles from Titãs
  1. "Sonífera Ilha"
    Released: 1984

Titãs is the debut album of Brazilian rock band Titãs. It is the only album to feature André Jung on drums. The album also features Pena Schmidt's (an underground producer known for his bare-bone works) production and some contributions from vocalist Ciro Pessoa, who founded the band but quit it before the release of the album.

Ron Dunbar's classic AOR hit "Patches" was reworked and renamed "Marvin", with a live version featuring on Titãs' 1997 Acústico MTV becoming a hit single. Jimmy Cliff's "The Harder They Come" was also reworked and translated as "Querem Meu Sangue". However, this track would become a success only when performed live with the very Jimmy Cliff in Acústico MTV. Sérgio Britto turned into a Pop song a poem by poet Torquato Neto and that resulted in "Go Back".

A song called "Charles Chacal" (written by Britto and named after Venezuelan terrorist Carlos the Jackal) was essayed during the recording sections, but never made it to the album due to the government censorship.[1] It was only recorded once, when the band performed it live at a TV Cultura show called "Fábrica do Som". In 2013, the song was covered by Brazilian band Garotas Suecas, with the guest performance of Paulo Miklos, who commented:[1]

As a song of ours called "Bichos Escrotos" was not approved by the censorship, we thought "Charles Chacal" would not be allowed either, so we didn't even send it and it ended up kinda forgotten.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Lead vocals Length
1. "Sonífera Ilha" (Sleepy Island) Branco Mello, Marcelo Fromer, Tony Bellotto, Ciro Pessoa, Carlos Barmack Paulo Miklos 2:56
2. "Marvin (Patches)"   R. Dunbar, G. N. Johson, Nando Reis, Sérgio Britto Reis 4:15
3. "Babi Índio"   Mello, Pessoa Mello 3:42
4. "Go Back"   Britto, Torquato Neto Britto 3:41
5. "Pule" (Jump) Arnaldo Antunes, Miklos Miklos, Mello, Reis 2:56
6. "Querem Meu Sangue" (They Want My Blood) Reis, Jimy Cliff Reis 3:11
7. "Mulher Robô" (Robot Woman) Bellotto Miklos 2:25
8. "Demais" (Could mean both "too much" and "wonderful") Antunes Antunes, Reis 2:51
9. "Toda Cor" (Every Color) Fromer, Pessoa, Barmack Mello 3:24
10. "Balada Para John E Yoko" (Ballad for John and Yoko) Britto, Lennon–McCartney Britto 2:38
11. "Seu Interesse" (Your Interest) Antunes, Miklos Antunes 3:11

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mendes, Caroline (13 September 2014). "Garotas Suecas". TPM (in Portuguese). Editora Trip. Retrieved 28 April 2014.