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Fellini band – discography – 8 albuns



As early as 1984 the band Fellini was playing in the fertile São Paulo post-punk scene. Not well known as other Brazilian bands they were never executed on the radio and didn’t appear on TV either.



Their albuns were not on the shops and only a few guys could find them when visiting São Paulo, Rio or another major centre.



The members were Cadão Volpato (voice) and Thomas Pappon (instruments). Cadão would follow with the group Funziona Senza Vapore and Thomas, later on, living in London, would form with his wife the duo The Gilbertos, and released the album “Os Eurosambas 1992-1998”(already posted on this blog).



A nice pseudo samba, pseudo bossa-nova, and pseudo rock work is the result of these non-professional sessions that wound up being the coolest songs ever played by a post-punk Brazilian band.


This one is a spinoff. Thomas Pappon and his wife Karla’s:






We can say Fellini have influenced every other band in the Brazilian scene since early 80s







Fellini - 2007 - Posta Restante - Bootleg - 1



Fellini - 2010 - Você Nem Imagina




Tecnicolor (2000) Mutantes

recorded in 1970 - Released in 2000

recorded in 1970 – Released in 2000


Mutantes ( Mutants) are not a post-punk band. They were not even punks or the like. As a matter of fact they were more a psychedelic and progressive band than anything else.

But they were already playing in their hometown (São Paulo) as early as 1966 and in 1968 would take part, along with Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil and Nara Leão of the most revolutionary movement of the Brazilian pop music (MPB) ever, the Tropicália.


They were Arnaldo Baptista (bass, keyboards, vocals), Rita Lee (vocals) and Sérgio Dias (guitar, bass, vocais). Also played Liminha (bass) and Dinho Leme (drums).

This album Tecnicolor was recorded in France in 1970, but Polydor, who owned the rights decided not to release it due to its lyrics be sung in many different languages. Also the previous album ‘do A ao Z’ was not released because it was composed and recorded while The Mutantes were totally stoned with LSD.

This Mutantes episode is emblematic of the poor relationship between the businessmen and the artistry in Brazil let alone the Mutantes struggled in hard dictatorship times.

Rita Lee is the major rock singer in Brazil to present and Arnaldo and Sérgio are acknowledged all over the world as one of the greatest rock heroes of the world.

This album was finally released in the year 2000

Curiosity – the cover art and handwriting is Sean Lennon’s.

Mutantes’ Official Site


The Gilbertos – Os Eurosambas 1992-1988 (2003)

compilation from 1992 to 1998 - released in 2003

compilation from 1992 to 1998 - released in 2003

Midsummer Madness brigs us this excelent work of  Thomas Pappon, brazilian musician who lives in London, but used to live in Brazil in the 80s when , together with Cadão Volpato, they formed the band Fellini.

The Gilbertos play a collection of almost-rock tunes that ressemble bossa nova and the so called MPB (Brazilian Pop Music), with straight forward electronic drums, accoustic guitars and naïve lyrics that can be traced back to João Gilberto, the brazilian musician who, together with Stan Getz, created the Bossa Nova.

A nice work to be listened to when you’re alone working at your PC or just having a drink with friends.

More about Fellini and The Gilbertos on Trama and Midsummer Madness

download – on the cover

As Mercenárias – Cadê as Armas ? (1986)

rage and urgency in this all female band

rage and urgency in this all female band

In the early 80s in São Paulo City, not only punk bands , but post-punk bands showed up stating SP as the most prolific city when it comes to rock bands in Brazil to date.

Among all these revolting groups The Mercenárias arose causing us surprise since they were not only very angry performers but all of them were women (early male drummer Edgar Scandurra fled and formed the IRA – kind of a mod/punk band) and presented us with one of the most violent and urgent punk music ever heard in Brazil.

  • Sandra Coutinho: Bass guitar
  • Rosalia: vocals
  • Ana Machado: Guitar:
  • Lou: drums (Edgar Scandurra was the first drummer)

They released only 2 official albuns, here is the first one ‘Cadê as Armas’ [1986] (Where are the guns?)

download – on the cover

Substance – A Brazilian Gothic Collection

20 Brazilian gothic bands in this compilation by Sonambulo.  An excellent post to show the world what these people are doing nowadays. Although they’re contemporary projects we can call them post-punk as well.

what 20 dark brazilian projects do nowadays

what 20 dark brazilian projects do nowadays

download – click on the cover

a I.N.E magazine production