Os Paralamas do Sucesso

Decades: 1990s 2000s


Formed in 1982 by Herbert Vianna (Herbert Lemos de Souza Vianna, 4 May 1961, Brazil), bass player Bi Ribeiro (b. Felipe De Nóbrega Ribeiro, 30 March 1961, Brazil) and drummer João Barone (b. João Alberto Barone Reis E Silva, 5 August 1962, Brazil), the rock trio Os Paralamas Do Sucesso (the Mudflaps Of Success) fused Brazilian rhythms with ska, reggae and rock, and eventually became one of the most renowned and revered bands in Latin America. Just a year after forming, the band signed to EMI Records and released their first album, Cinema Mudo. Their second, O Passo Do Lui, came out in 1984. However, it was not until their third record, 1986’s Selvagem?, that the band began to find a wider audience. Mixing samba and baião rhythms with the rock and ska of previous albums, they flourished in their eclectic sound. In 1991, the band took on a split personality. They recorded Os Grãos exclusively in Portuguese, as well as recording...

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