Cadê as Armas?

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Cadê as Armas?
Mercenárias Cadê as Armas.jpg
Studio album by Mercenárias
Released 1986
(re-released in 1995)
Recorded 1984/1985
Genre Post-punk, punk rock
Label Baratos Afins
Producer Luiz Calanca
Mercenárias chronology
Cadê as Armas?
(1986)
Trashland
(1988)Trashland1988

Cadê as Armas? (Portuguese for Where Are the Weapons?) is the debut album by Brazilian post-punk band Mercenárias. It was released in 1986 via famous independent record label Baratos Afins and re-released in CD form in 1995, with three live bonus tracks recorded in 1988, during a show that celebrated the 10-year anniversary of Baratos Afins.

João Gordo (of Ratos de Porão fame), Edgard Scandurra (formerly a member of Mercenárias, and more well known for his work with Ultraje a Rigor and Ira!) and Vange Leonel provide backing vocals in the track "Santa Igreja".

A music video was made for the track "Pânico", being the Mercenárias' only one.[1]

An old drawing of the Argentinian coat of arms is depicted in the album's cover.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music English title Length
1. "Me Perco Nesse Tempo" Ciça Ana Machado, Sandra Coutinho I Get Lost in This Time 1:22
2. "Polícia" Ana Machado Ana Machado, Rosália Munhoz, Sandra Coutinho Police 1:02
3. "Imagem" Sandra Coutinho Edgard Scandurra, Sandra Coutinho Image 1:50
4. "Inimigo" Ana Machado, Edgard Scandurra Ana Machado, Edgard Scandurra, Sandra Coutinho Enemy 1:31
5. "Pânico" Rosália Munhoz, Sandra Coutinho Ana Machado, Lou Moreira, Rosália Munhoz, Sandra Coutinho Panic 1:57
6. "Amor Inimigo" Lou Moreira Ana Machado, Lou Moreira, Sandra Coutinho Enemy Love 2:02
7. "Loucos Sentimentos" Rosália Munhoz Ana Machado, Lou Moreira, Sandra Coutinho Crazy Feelings 1:35
8. "Labirintos" Rosália Munhoz Ana Machado, Sandra Coutinho Labyrinths 2:22
9. "Além Acima" Rosália Munhoz Ana Machado, Lou Moreira, Rosália Munhoz, Sandra Coutinho Above Upwards 2:38
10. "Santa Igreja" Sandra Coutinho Ana Machado, Sandra Coutinho Holy Church 2:12
1995 CD re-release bonus tracks
No. Title Length
11. "Inimigo" (live in São Paulo, 5 February 1988) 1:34
12. "Além Acima" (live in São Paulo, 5 February 1988) 2:36
13. "Santa Igreja" (live in São Paulo, 5 February 1988) 2:04

Covers[edit]

Ira! covered "Me Perco Nesse Tempo" on their seventh studio album 7, released in 1996.

Critical reception[edit]

On July 20, 2016, Rolling Stone Brazil chose Cadê as Armas? as the 5th best Brazilian punk rock album of all time.[2]

Personnel[edit]

  • Ana Machado – guitar
  • Lourdes "Lou" Moreira – drums
  • Rosália Munhoz – vocals
  • Sandra Coutinho – backing vocals, bass
  • Edgard Scandurra – backing vocals (track 10), guitar (track 9), percussion (track 5)
  • João Gordo – backing vocals (track 10)
  • Peter Price – percussion (track 5)
  • Marcinha Montserrath – backing vocals (track 10)
  • Vange Leonel – backing vocals (track 10)
  • Luiz Calanca – production

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mercenárias – "Pânico" official music video
  2. ^ Cavalcanti, Paulo (2016-07-20). "Os dez maiores discos do punk rock nacional" (in Portuguese). Rolling Stone Brazil. Retrieved 2016-11-01. 

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