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VA-The Sexual Life of the Savages

Josh remembers our friend Edward having this album and wanting a copy of it. He never got his hands on it. I came a cross it today and decided to pick it up, so I’ll post it up on here. This album was released on Soul Jazz Records, they are absolutely one of my favorite labels, the people over there put out some amazing albums. If you were a fan of those New York Noise comps I’m sure you will like this. It chronicles the “lost” gemz of the underground post-punk movement in Sao Paulo, Brazil from 1980-88. The song Eu Dirijo o Carro Bomba stands out for its ridiculous bass line and disco synth tones.

Pitchfork rated the album a 7.8 and said:

Sexual Life doubles up tracks on key artists– Chance, Akira S, Smack, others– and feels mixed for continuity: It kicks off with its most accessible pop and then swings, as befits a Soul Jazz product, into a midsection that piles on the funk. This is where the expected Brazilian touches come through, and where the genre splits off into something all its own. The complex polyrhythms and spazzed-out dance moves build their way to incredible levels of energy. One track’s overhyped bounce and showy guitar solos sound almost like L.A. funk-metal, another offers post-disco party chants, others hustle and grind like Public Image Limited. With Patife and Gueto and Nau, percussion goes nuts, song structures hit metal-like levels of instrumental interplay, and the vocals shout to follow.


Inimigo-As Mercenárias
Panico-As Mercenárias
Sobre as Pernas-Akira S Et As Garotas Que Erraram
Eu Dirijo o Carro Bomba-Akira S Et As Garotas Que Erraram
Rock Europeu-Fellini
Jack Kerouac-Gang 90
Samba de Morro-Chance
Poema em Linha Reta-Patife
Teu Bem-Patife
Madame Oraculo-Nau
Striptease de Madame- X-Chance
Fora daqui Smack
Mediocridade afinal-Smack
Zum Zum Zazoeira-Fellini
Ilha Urbana Muzak-
Tao Perto Cabine C-
You Have Gone Wrong-Harry


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