Thursday, November 24, 2016

RGS Rock












Pictures of Porto Alegre's Harbour/Guaiba (taken by A/Z, for more see here);
Jim Jarmusch's Permanent Vacation (with Chris Parker) (1981);

Engenheiros do Hawaii: Toda Forma de Poder;
Engenheiros do Hawaii: Sopa de Letrinhas;
TNT: Ana Banana;
TNT: Identidade Zero;
TNT: Entra Nessa;
Júpiter Maçã: Miss Lexotan;
Júpiter Maçã: Marchinha Psicótica do Dr Soup;
Júpiter Maçã: Mademoiselle Marchand;
Júpiter Maçã: Welcome to the Shade;

"Eu presto atenção no que eles dizem mas eles não dizem nada..."
"... o nosso amor eh nazi-fascista..."
Humberto Gessinger
"... wie der das Schwerste von Schicksal, ein Verhängniss von Aufgabe tragende Geist trotzdem der leichteste und jenseitigste sein kann — Zarathustra ist ein Tänzer —;"
Nietzsche
"Entendió, en la niebla amarilla de la nada, que nada había cambiado..."
Cortázar, Rayuela

"... eu gostava muito de matar aula e ir pro centro de Porto Alegre, onde tinham lojas de disco com cabines de som e você podia escolher um vinil pra ouvir... pegava o Trensurb e ia direto pro aeroporto comprar cigarros importados... e ficava olhando pros aviões..."
"Subíamos no alto de um prédio na Avenida Independência, eu não sei como... pra cima da caixa d'água, onde tomávamos Bentyl."
Júpiter Maçã, A Odisséia

If we didn't live in this fucking giant apathetic country, which is a well of resentment, and more, so further to the South, which means the real asshole, the TNT energy phenomenon (first the whole band & than Jupiter Maçã) should already have been recognised somewhat worthy of the following phrases:
"Then the Ramones came back, counted off again, and played the best eighteen minutes of rock & roll that I had ever heard. You could hear the Chuck Berry in it... They talked about comic books and sixties bubble-gum music and were really deadpan and sarcastic."
Legs McNeal (Please Kill Me)
"I just thought Richard Hell was incredible. Here was a guy all deconstructed, torn down, looking like he'd just crawled out of a drain hole, looking like he was covered in slime, looking like he hadn't slept in years, looking like he hadn't washed in years, and looking like no one gave a fuck about him. And looking like he didn't really give a fuck about you!"
Malcolm McLaren (Please Kill Me)
"The profanity hooked me first (I was fourteen), Johnny Rotten's 'fuck this and fuck that/Fuck it all and fuck her fucking brat.' More than the naughty words themselves, it was the vehemence and virulence of Rotten's delivery—those percussive 'fucks,' the demonic glee of the rolled rs in 'brrrrrrrat.'"
Simon Reynolds
**Also: "The English bands were basically doing their impression of what they thought was going on in New York, and it was over exaggerated... I mean, were the Talking Heads tough? Was Television tough? Was Blondie tough? Basically, punk rock was just rock & roll... we were all at the age where we had grown up with pop radio: Buddy Holly, the Everly Brothers, Little Richard, and Chuck Berry."
Eliot Kidd (Please Kill Me)

A maior picaretagem escrita pelo Arthur Dapieve no BRock: "Fora Replicantes, De Falla e outras bandas de inspiração punk, a cena porto-alegrense tinha muito rhytm 'n' blues... e muito rock 'n' roll básico (TNT), sem no entanto, um mínimo de qualidade" (Ed. 34, 2015, p. 193). O livro como um todo é interessante, mas tem uma série de frases taxativas mais ou menos iguais a essa que depõe totalmente contra. Engenheiros do Hawaii, o Dapieve considera a banda gaúcha mais significativa, o que acho que está correto. Existia uma energia genuinamente musical no TNT, entretanto, que pra ele passou totalmente despercebida. A interpretação da Ana Banana acima mostra que o grupo era na verdade mais contundente que Replicantes e De Falla (que em geral soam forçado, musicalmente falando). 

***See also:
Kur-d-t My Ghost;
Darkwaves beyond the 80's;
Brazil in the 80's;
A Vida por 1 Traço — II (Para Adriana***** & Luiz);
- Porto Alegre - Primavera/ Lisboa - Outono, 2011;

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