P.R.Baptista

P.R.Baptista

Posted on 04/05/2009


Video filmed on the April  5, 2009


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Renato Russo (1960-1996) "Tempo Perdido"- Band "Legião Urbana"

"É a verdade o que assombra,
o descaso o que condena,
a estupidez o que destrói..."

"The truth is what haunts
Neglecting is what condemns
Stupidity what destroys"...

Renato Russo, composer, singer , poet and thinker , leader of the band "Legião Urbana" ( Urban Legion).

Brazilian rock refers to rock music produced in Brazil and usually sung in Portuguese. Brazilian rock has one of the most important histories. Rock entered the Brazilian scene in 1956, with the screening of the film The Blackboard Jungle, featuring Bill Haley's "Rock Around the Clock".
The electric guitar already was used in Brazil in 1948, in Bahia State, Salvador city, by Dodô e Osmar: they invented the famous "pau elétrico" - the first electric guitar without microphonic feedback, with its typical acute color characteristic and sustained sound, no more similar to the previous jazzistic electric guitar models (then they developed another with two arms) and in 1949 they played carnival songs with this guitar at the first time in an open car named then "Trio Elétrico" on the Salvador streets (today in the big trucks with a very robust sound).
Throughout the 1960s rock music was marginalized as crude and imperialistic. This stance led several MPB artists to participate in a protest that would later be called the passeata contra a guitarra elétrica ("demonstration against the electric guitar"). Thanks to the combined influence of Tropicália, The Beatles and the increasing acceptance of electric guitars, this position diminished.
During the 1980s, a new generation of rockers influenced by punk, post-punk and new wave, positioning themselves against MPB (much as punk did against progressive rock, achieved mainstream success, even producing the best selling album in Brazilian history: Rádio Pirata ao vivo by RPM sold about 2,200,000 copies. The initial antagonism turned to cross-pollination when MPB musicians (João Gilberto, Caetano Veloso, Ney Matogrosso) recorded songs by the new bands, while the latter experimented with fusions between Rock, Forró, Samba, Reggae and Bossa nova.
Among the most popular artists from the early times are Roberto Carlos and Raul Seixas. From the recent times bands like Kid Abelha, Paralamas do Sucesso and Legião Urbana .are very popular.

Love Song, Silvana Taramasco, M.S. have particularly liked this photo


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