Thursday, May 1, 2008

Hangin' Out At The Mall

I saw this cover (it looks better really, and it would look EVEN better if it was on vinyl) while shopping for music today, and I felt a sudden urge to listen to it, especially as I turned it over and it had titles like Eu Era Pop ("I Was Pop") and Deus Me Deu Um Cerebro ("God gave Me A Brain") and Catchy Chorus.
Here's some of it, and some other stuff I bought today. That's right RRers, I got MORE brazilian music, and to add insult to injury, I discovered a whole new genre. It's called Jovem Guarda, and it's basically the Brazilian version of the Yé-Yé. I heard a brilliant version of Dominique (the one by the nun), in which we're just talking about a girl dreaming of finding love rather than a martyr, but sadly, the album didn't follow through, so I went with the local Cliff Richard and his version of Runaround Sue. 
Here's some other stuff I got (that last one is sooo sample ready):


goneforeign said...

Well if I'd seen it first I'd have bought it, I'd expect to find nothing but songs devoted to the deHaviland Vampire, an aircraft I spent quite a bit of time with when I was in the RAF. It wasn't the first jet, that was the Gloster Meteor, I flew many hours in those. The Vampire was a very nice tiny little plane, unique with it's twin booms, quite fast for it's day.

ejaydee said...

Is that the name of the jet on the cover?
Turns out it's not really about the deHaviland Vampire, and they sound a bit like a punkier Pixies, sort of.

steenbeck said...

Based entirely on Brazilian movies that I've seen, I've always associated those colors with Brazil (bright red/bright blue). Love the cover. The songs remind me of a more-rocking less ridiculous B-52s, mixed with something else, but I'm not sure what.

Loved the last two songs. Sample-ready have garageBand, I believe?

ejaydee said...

I'm listening to the Legiao Urbana album, and Steenbeck's mention of REM made me think they're quite similar, although I don't know that much about REM. I still can't figure out who this band sound most like. DsD called them Smiths-lite, and I hear that, but there's also a bit of Cure in them as well I think.