Same year, with a new singer, Ariel Uliana Jr., participate in the anthological festival "The Beginning of the End of the World" at SESC Pompéia in São Paulo, which was recorded live and released on disc the following year in the form of Collection. In 1983, part of the invasion of Rio de Janeiro by punks from São Paulo, playing in Circo Voador with seven São Paulo bands and more Paralamas do Sucesso, from Brasilia, and Molotov Coke from Rio de Janeiro. That same year, they enter the studio to record their first LP, "Misery and Hunger", which has ten of their thirteen songs censored and ends up turning the compact "Misery and Hunger" with only three released tracks. They participate in the medium-length "Punks", directed by Sarah Yakni and Alberto Gieco, and at the end of the year, in trio with Clemente on vocals, the band ends up in the stage of Napalm, nightclub precursor of Madame Satan. They were fed up with the direction the punk movement had taken, the fights between gangs increased every day, there were no more shows, zines and gigs.
So they decided to end their activities. Inocentes returned a year later, 1984, with a new formation. Antonio Parlato, Tonhão on drums, André Parlato on bass, Ronaldo dos Passos on guitar and Clemente on vocals and guitar. And also with a new proposal, a sound closer to post-punk, and the goal of playing beyond the borders of the movement, with bands like Patife Band, Ira !, Mercenaries, Volunteers of the Homeland, Smack, 365, etc. The so-called Rock Paulista.
There were anthological shows at the Lira Paulistana, Zona Fantasma, Via Berlin, Rose Bom Bom and Circo Voador, in Rio de Janeiro, where they opened a show of the then well-known Legião Urbana. That same year, the "Subito Grito" is released in Germany under the name of "Volks Grito" by the label Vinyl Boogie, and the band is included in the collection "Life is Joke", with bands American, English, Spanish, Finnish , Etc., launched by the Weird System label also from Germany. It was two years on the underground road, until, in 1986, Branco Mello, of the Titans, takes a demo of them to Warner and finally they are contracted by a great record company and they launch the mini-LP "Panic in SP", produced by Branco And Pena Schmidt, becoming the first Brazilian punk band to record by a multinational. The disc causes the biggest fuss in the media and the band toured throughout Brazil for the first time.
The sales at Warner are good, but they are not expected by the label. Despite this, the band wins respect and public throughout the country. The second album by the multinational leaves the following year, 1987, and is called "Goodbye Carne". This time is an LP produced by Geraldo D'Arbilly and Pena Schmidt. And it contains hits that hammered rock radio, such as "Beloved Homeland," "Drums," and "Lead City." The launch show, held at the Center Norte, in the shopping mall parking lot in the north of São Paulo, gathers more than ten thousand people.
Despite all this, the record company leaves the band aside because it is considered "difficult" to work with. The third album by Warner only comes in 1989, produced by Roberto Frejat, the Red Baron. It's a somewhat confusing album, from the cover, where the band appears naked and handcuffed, to the content, a mix of rock'n'roll, punk, rap and whatever else. All of this is a result of the pressure exerted by the label on the band.
Not that the record is bad - it contains classics like "God's Face" and "The Man Who Drank Too Much" - but the mood within the band heats up, making it unbearable. The cover was the result of an attempt by the band to persuade the label not to put the four on the cover again," Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
show me more