Titãs (album)

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Titãs
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Studio album by
Released1984
Recorded1984, at the Áudio Patrulha
Genre Post-punk, new wave, reggae fusion
Length34:44
Label WEA
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. Though the album sold poorly (less than 50,000 copies by the time of its release), it generated some hit singles and secured some performances at popular TV shows such as the ones presented by Chacrinha and Hebe Camargo. [1] By August 1997, its total sales were at 109,000. [2]

Contents

In its cover, there is a picture of the members in which they appear to be slightly pending to their right, but in reality they were all standing straight. The photograph was taken in a ramp-like surface and later adjusted in the cover so that all members were aligned. [3]

Song information

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". It was also performed live, with Cliff himself as a guest, 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. [4] 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: [4]

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

No.TitleLyricsLead vocalsLength
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 Reis4:15
3."Babi Índio"Mello, PessoaMello3:42
4."Go Back"Britto, Torquato NetoBritto3:41
5."Pule" (Jump) Arnaldo Antunes, MiklosMiklos, Mello, Reis2:56
6."Querem Meu Sangue" (They Want My Blood)Reis, Jimmy Cliff Reis3:11
7."Mulher Robô" (Robot Woman)BellottoMiklos2:25
8."Demais" (Could mean both "too much" and "wonderful")AntunesAntunes, Reis2:51
9."Toda Cor" (Every Color)Fromer, Pessoa, BarmackMello3:24
10."Balada para John e Yoko"Britto, Lennon–McCartney Britto2:38
11."Seu Interesse" (Your Interest)Antunes, MiklosAntunes3:11

Personnel

Additional personnel

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