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Titãs

Band, *1981 BR, São Paulo
Rock and Pop

Titãs is a rock band from São Paulo, Brazil. Their best-known line up is the one in the album Cabeça Dinossauro (1986): Nando Reis (bass guitar, vocals), Branco Mello (vocals), Marcelo Fromer (guitar), Arnaldo Antunes (vocals), Tony Bellotto (guitar), Paulo Miklos (sax, mandolin, harmonica, vocals), Charles Gavin (drums) and Sérgio Britto (keyboards, vocals). Out of these, only Mello, Bellotto, Miklos, and Britto remained in the band as of today. Titãs are one of the most successful bands in Brazil, having sold more than 6.3 million albums and having been covered by several well-known Brazilian artists and a couple of international singers. They started their career as a nine-member group. Apart from Reis, Mello, Fromer, Antunes, Bellotto, Miklos and Britto, they had also Ciro Pessoa as one of the lead singers. However, he quickly left the band even before the first album, Titãs, was released. André Jung was the initial drummer, but just after Titãs was released, he also quit and was replaced by Charles Gavin. From that moment on, the band would only loose but not gain any new members. In 1992, Antunes left Titãs to pursue a solo career. In 2002, Fromer died when a motorcycle rammed him at Europa Avenue, in São Paulo. Half an year later, Reis also left the group to focus on his solo albums. The most recent change was the departure of Gavin, in 2010, due to personal reasons. Since then he was replaced by a session drummer. The band has released their latest album in June 2009, titled Sacos Plásticos (Plastic Bags). The first single from the album was "Antes de Você" ("Before You"), and it received radio airplay on May 7. The second single was "Porque Eu Sei que É Amor" ("Because I Know It's Love") and it reached #16 at Brasil Hot 100 Airplay. Most of the band members met at Colégio Equipe in São Paulo at the end of the seventies and, after their first live performance at the school itself in 1981, the band began to perform live in several night clubs around the city. The first formation was: Arnaldo Antunes (vocals), Branco Mello (vocals), Marcelo Fromer (guitar), Nando Reis (bass), Paulo Miklos (sax and vocals), Sérgio Britto (keyboards and vocals), Tony Bellotto (guitar), Ciro Pessoa (vocals) and André Jung (drums). It was a pop/New Wave-styled band, with a rather conventional sound and odd looks, with tender and little ball neckties. In 1984, without Ciro Pessoa, who left over a disagreement about André Jung's drumming skills, the band signed with the WEA label to record their first album, Titãs, produced by Pena Schimdt, and featuring songs previously recorded with Pessoas's vocals. Although poorly promoted and hardly a success, the band spawned their first hit: "Sonífera Ilha", later recorded by singer Moraes Moreira. In 1985, with Charles Gavin replacing André Jung on drums (the latter going on to Ira!), their second album, Televisão, produced by Lulu Santos, was released with tighter arrangements than their debut album. Not only was the title track a great hit, the album was more heavily promoted than the first one and brought more opportunities to the group. In November 1985, Tony Bellotto and Arnaldo Antunes were arrested for heroin traffic and transportation.[7] The episode made so much of an impact in the band, the next album, Cabeça Dinossauro, released in June 1986, contained a lot of tracks criticizing the public institutions ("Estado Violência" and "Polícia"), as well as other "pillars" of the Brazilian society and indeed society in general ("Igreja" and "Família"). The heavy and punk-influenced rhythms and the forceful lyrics, characteristic of the band in this phase, are fully represented in this album which is considered by the critics one of the best works of the group and one of the landmarks of the Brazilian rock. Jesus Não Tem Dentes No País Dos Banguelas, released at the end of 1987, continued in the same vein as the previous album in tracks like "Nome aos Bois", "Lugar Nenhum" and "Desordem", however adding samplers in tracks like "Corações e Mentes", "Todo Mundo quer Amor", "Comida" and "Diversão". After some international performances, the band recorded some of their hits in live Montreux Festival and released Go Back in 1988. The biggest hit to come out of Go Back was a live version of the song "Marvin" which is a re-invented version of "Patches" by Dicky Lee made famous by Elvis. The producer Liminha (a former adjunct member of Os Mutantes) was always an important associate of the band since Cabeça Dinossauro, and this association arrived to its climax in Õ Blésq Blom, one of the most popular productions of the band by that time. Some of the prominence tracks: "Miséria", "Flores", "O Pulso" and "32 Dentes". One of the prominent features of this work was the special guest appearance of a couple of improvisors, called Mauro and Quitéria, discovered by the band in a beach in Recife. The band had arrived to a decisive point in its history and the next album, Tudo Ao Mesmo Tempo Agora mark a strong yaw at the musicians' style, searching for heavier, alternative and authorial sound, along with scatological lyrics. The members themselves produced the album and the work was possibly the final reason for Arnaldo Antunes to leave for a solo career. The following album, Titanomaquia, in 1993, continued the previous work in a way, with heavy instrumentation and aggressive lyrics, only now produced by Jack Endino, producer of important bands like Nirvana, which contributioned for the grunge-influenced sound.

     
Members
PortraitArnaldo Antunes
voc *1960 BR
PortraitAndré Jung
dr, perc BR
PortraitCharles Gavin
dr, perc *1960 BR
PortraitMarcelo Fromer
g, acg BR
PortraitPaulo Miklos
voc *1959 BR
PortraitNando Reis
voc, acg *1963 BR
PortraitBranco Mello
voc, b *1962 BR
PortraitCiro Pessoa
voc, g BR
PortraitSérgio Britto
voc, key BR
PortraitTony Bellotto
g BR
Popular Tracks   
Epitáfio on A Melhor Banda De Todos Os Tempos Da Última Semana by Titãs
Enquanto Houver Sol on Como estão vocês? by Titãs
Pra Dizer Adeus - Ao Vivo on Acústico MTV by Titãs
Sonífera ilha on 84 94 - Volume 1 by Titãs
É preciso saber viver on Volume 02 by Titãs
Porque Eu Sei Que É Amor - Acústico on Porque Eu Sei Que É Amor by Titãs
Os Cegos do Castelo - Ao Vivo on Acústico MTV by Titãs
Marvin - Patches on Acústico MTV by Titãs
Isso on A Melhor Banda De Todos Os Tempos Da Última Semana by Titãs
Homem primata on 84 94 - Volume 1 by Titãs

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Band Membership
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Doze Flores Amarelas - A Ópera RockTitãs2018Album
Doze Flores Amarelas - A Ópera RockTitãs2018Album
EpitáfioTitãs2018Single
ICollectionTitãs2016Compil.
Nheengatu - Ao VivoTitãs2015Album
NheengatuTitãs2014Album
Ao VivoTitãs e Xutos & Pontapés2012Album
Cabeça Dinossauro (Ao Vivo 2012)Titãs2012Album
Seleção EssencialTitãs2010Compil.
Sacos PlásticosTitãs2009Album
Juntos E Ao VivoOs Paralamas Do Sucesso e Titãs2008Album
Warner 30 AnosTitãs2006Compil.
MTV Ao VivoTitãs2005Album
MTV Ao VivoTitãs2005Album
Juntos E Ao VivoOs Paralamas Do Sucesso e Titãs2004Album
Volume DoisTitãs2003Album
Como Estão Vocês?Titãs2003Album
4x RockCapital Inicial + Los Hermanos + Pato Fu + Titãs2003Compil.
A Melhor Banda De Todos Os Tempos Da Última SemanaTitãs2001Single
A Melhor Banda De Todos Os Tempos da Última SemanaTitãs2001Album
IssoTitãs2001Single
E-CollectionTitãs2000Compil.
As Dez MaisTitãs1999Album
AcústicoTitãs1998Album
Volume DoisTitãs1998Album
2 É Demais!Titãs1997Compil.
Pela PazTitãs1997Album
Tudo O Que Você QuiserTitãs1996Single
DomingoTitãs1995Album
Eu Não AguentoTitãs1995Single
Titãs 84 94 - UmTitãs1994Compil.
Titãs 84 94 - DoisTitãs1994Compil.
TitanomaquiaTitãs1993Album
Tudo Ao Mesmo Tempo AgoraTitãs1991Album
Tudo Ao Mesmo Tempo AgoraTitãs1991Album
Saia De MimTitãs1991Single
Jesus Não Tem Dentes No País Dos BanguelasTitãs1990Album
Deus E O DiaboTitãs1990Single
FloresTitãs1989Album
Õ Blésq BlomTitãs1989Album
Não Vou Me AdaptarTitãs1989Single
MisériaTitãs1989Single
DiversãoTitãs1988Album
DesordemTitãs1988Album
Go Back (Ao Vivo)Titãs1988Album
Go BackTitãs1988Album
MarvinTitãs1988Single
Comida (Promo - Disco Nº 46)Titãs1987Album
Familia / Flores Em Você (Promo Nº 11)Titãs / Ira!1987Album
Lugar NenhumTitãs1987Album
Homem PrimataTitãs1987Album
Polícia - O QueTitãs1987Album
Cabeça DinossauroTitãs1986Album
O Que / AA UU (Versão Remix)Titãs1986Single
AA UUTitãs1986Album
Extra II "O Rock Do Segurança" / Alice (Não Me Escreva Aquela Carta De Amor) / Aguenta A Mão / Toda CorGilberto Gil / Kid Abelha / Lulu Santos / Titãs1985Single
InsensívelTitãs1985Album
TelevisãoTitãs1985Album
Televisão (Remix)Titãs1985Album
Sonífera IlhaTitãs1984Single
TitãsTitãs1984Album
Go BackTitãs1984Album
Luau MTVTitãsAlbum
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