Que País É Este

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Que País É Este
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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 1987
RecordedOctober 1987
GenreAlternative rock, punk rock, post-punk, folk rock, art rock
ProducerMayrton Bahia
Legião Urbana chronology
Que País É Este
'As Quatro Estações'
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Que País É Este (subtitled 1978/1987) is the third studio album by Brazilian rock band Legião Urbana. Released in 1987, it was significantly heavier in sound than both its predecessors, departing from a mainly post-punk sound to a simpler and faster punk rock and hard rock style.

The album sold more than 1 million copies, receiving a Diamond Certification by ABPD.[2] It was also the last Legião Urbana album to feature bassist Renato Rocha — he would leave the band during the recording sessions of As Quatro Estações.


The studio recording of "Que País É Este" was originally intended for Legião Urbana's double-disc album "Mitologia e Intuição". All tracks apart from "Mais do Mesmo" and "Angra dos Reis", which were composed during the rehearsals for the album, were written during the late 1970 by Renato Russo, then still a member of his former band, Aborto Elétrico. "Conexão Amazônica" carries a co-writing credit for Fê Lemos, one of Russo's former bandmates.

"Que País É Este" and "Conexão Amazônica" were written by Russo in 1978 and were originally performed by Aborto Elétrico.[3] The title track was voted by the Brazilian edition of Rolling Stone as the 81st greatest Brazilian song.[3]

"Faroeste Caboclo" was written in 1979 and was performed solo by Russo, who at the time performed under the name "Trovador Solitário" (English: Lonely Troubadour"). Renato Russo once said he considered this song "his 'Hurricane'".

"Depois do Começo" was the only track written by Russo which he later publicly disowned, stating in an interview he considered it "too pretentious".

"Química" was first recorded by Os Paralamas do Sucesso in their 1983 debut album Cinema Mudo.

During the tour launched to promote this album, a tragedy occurred during the band's performance at Mané Garrincha Stadium; fans got overexcited and some died in a stampede. This incident increased Russo's stage fright, and Legião's following work would become more introspective and album-oriented, with less focus on live performances.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Renato Russo, except where noted; all music composed by Legião Urbana.

1."Que País É Este"2:54
2."Conexão Amazônica" (Russo/Lemos)4:37
3."Tédio (Com um T Bem Grande pra Você)"2:30
4."Depois do Começo"3:13
6."Eu Sei"3:07
7."Faroeste Caboclo"9:03
8."Angra dos Reis"4:58
9."Mais do Mesmo"3:20



Album certification[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[4] Diamond 1,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]

  • Faroeste Caboclo, a 2013 film loosely based on the lyrics of the eponymous song.


  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. Legião Urbana: Que País É Este > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 6 July 2011.
  2. ^ Legião Urbana at ABPD (in Portuguese)
  3. ^ a b Azevedo, Zeca (2009). "As 100 Maiores Músicas Brasileiras - "Que País É Este?"". Rolling Stone Brasil (in Portuguese). Spring. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Brazilian album certifications – Legião Urbana – Que País é Este?" (in Portuguese). Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos.