Ratos de Porao "Crucificados Pelo Sistema" LP


In October of 1983 four Brazilian punks who went by the name of Ratos de Porao were invited to record a single financed in it's entirety by Fabio (from Olho Seco, one of the Brazils first punk bands). Evidently the young punks took advantage of the offer and laid down tracks for 16 songs in two days, providing the single biggest headache of the studio technicians career of course he didnt know that he had just recorded one of the most classic records, both representative and indispensable in the history of punk worldwide.

Crucificados pelo sistema contains all the fury, the frustration, the rage, and the pain of those four young ones, against the system in a country that was in the midst of a change from Third World to trying to fitting into the new social order. The projected image of Brazil with its beautiful mulatas, exotic beaches, and tropical fruit drinks filled them with disgust, living there in one of the most dangerous cities in Latin America. Their reality was brutally different and they wanted to scream it at the entire world.

These 16 songs were formed on the same base as what would later be called D-beat. The Finnish bands from the 80s were really important in the Brazilian punk scene, just as Discharge was. Simple, fast, and to the point.

Two classic songs have been added for this special occasion, recorded for the classic comp Ataque sonoro (which also contained Brazilian heavy-hitters: Virus 27, Colera, Armagedom, and Lobotomia amongst others).

180 gram vinyl. Gatefold with photos and musings by Gordo. Reissued by Beat Generation

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