Televisão

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Televisão
Capa 2.jpg
Studio album by Titãs
Released 1985
Recorded 1985
Genre Post-punk, new wave
Label WEA
Producer Lulu Santos
Titãs chronology
Titãs
(1984)Titãs1984
Televisão
(1985)
Cabeça Dinossauro
(1986)Cabeça Dinossauro1986
Singles from Televisão
  1. "Televisão"
    Released: 1985
  2. "Insensível"
    Released: 1985

Televisão (Television) is the second studio album by Brazilian rock band Titãs, released in 1985. It is the first album to feature Charles Gavin on drums, after André Jung's departure.[1] It sold a total of 100,000 copies,[2] but only 25,000 initially, which was considered a "relative failure" by the band.[3] In a 2006 article, vocalist and keyboardist Sérgio Britto commented that tracks such as "Televisão", "Massacre", "Pavimentação" and "Autonomia" hinted the musical direction the band would take in their next album, Cabeça Dinossauro.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Lead vocals Length
1. "Televisão" (Television) Arnaldo Antunes, Marcelo Fromer and Tony Bellotto Antunes 3:40
2. "Insensível" (Insensitive) Sérgio Britto Britto 4:25
3. "Pavimentação" (Pavement) Paulo Miklos and Antunes Miklos 2:25
4. "Dona Nenê" (Mrs. Nenê) Branco Mello and Ciro Pessoa Mello 3:35
5. "Pra Dizer Adeus" (To Say Goodbye) Bellotto and Reis Reis 5:00
6. "Não Vou Me Adaptar" (I Won't Adapt Myself) Antunes Antunes 2:45
7. "Tudo Vai Passar" (Everything Will Pass) Britto and Fromer Britto 3:40
8. "Sonho com Você" (I Dream About You) Mello, Britto and Pessoa Mello 3:05
9. "O Homem Cinza" (The Grey Man) Reis Reis 3:40
10. "Autonomia" (Autonomy) Miklos, Antunes and Fromer Miklos 2:55
11. "Massacre" (slaughter) Britto and Fromer Miklos, Britto, Mello and Antunes 1:40

Personnel[edit]

Guest performances

Singles[edit]

"Televisão"[edit]

"Televisão" was released as the second single by Titãs in 1985. It would be later used as the credit music for Beyond Citizen Kane. Its chorus refers to someone named Cride - such person did exist; he was Euclides Gomes dos Santos, a close old friend of comedian Ronald Golias.[4] Even though the song was released in 1985, it wasn't until 2014 that he met the band personally, when they performed in his hometown São Carlos - he would die in the next year, at the age of 88.[4]

"Insensível"[edit]

"Insensível"
Insensivel Cover.jpg
Single by Titãs
Released 1985
Genre Post-punk
Label WEA
Songwriter(s) Sérgio Britto
Producer(s) Lulu Santos
Titãs singles chronology
"Televisão"
(1985)
"Insensível"
(1985)
"AA UU"
(1986)
"Televisão"
(1985)
"Insensível"
(1985)
"AA UU"
(1986)

"Insensível" was released as the third single by the band in 1985. An acoustic version of the song was later recorded and released on Volume Dois.

The music video of "Insensível" shows the band performing on top of a building, with TV monitors behind them. From the half of the video on, a woman (presumably a geisha, given her very white face, red lips and Japanese eyes) starts appearing in the monitors.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Length
1. "Insensível" (Insensitive) Sérgio Britto 4:25

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reis, Luiz Felipe; Lichote, Leonardo (20 October 2016). "Peça e livro celebram os 30 anos de 'Cabeça dinossauro', dos Titãs". O Globo (in Portuguese). Rio de Janeiro: Grupo Globo. Retrieved 21 June 2017. 
  2. ^ Titãs biography at Allmusic
  3. ^ a b Britto, Sérgio (November 2006). "Cabeça Dinossauro". Rolling Stone Brasil (in Portuguese). Grupo Spring de Comunicação. 
  4. ^ a b Moreira, Rene (12 June 2015). "Refrão de música e bordão da TV, Cride morre em São Carlos". O Estado de S. Paulo. Grupo Estado. Retrieved 1 August 2015.