Titãs (album)

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Titãs
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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 production and some contributions from vocalist Ciro Pessoa, who founded the band only to quit before the album was released

Ron Dunbar's classic AOR hit "Patches" was reworked and renamed "Marvin", with a live version featuring on Titãs' 1997 live album Acústico MTV and becoming a hit single. Jimmy Cliff's "The Harder They Come" was also reworked and named "Querem Meu Sangue". However, this track would become a success only when performed live with Jimmy Cliff himself in Acústico MTV.

A song called "Charles Chacal" (written by Britto and named after Venezuelan terrorist Carlos the Jackal) was composed during the recording sections, but never made it to the album due to then-rampant government censorship by the Brazilian military government.[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]

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)" Ron Dunbar, General Johnson, 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, Jimmy 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" 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.