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Capital Inicial

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Brasília, Brazil (1982 – present)

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Capital Inicial is a post-punk/new wave band who had considerable success, having recorded seven albums from 1982 to 1996.

Former members of Renato Russo’s pioneering post-punk band Aborto Elétrico teamed up to form Capital Inicial, continuing to perform the same type of music. Brothers Felipe Lemos (drums) and Flávio Lemos (bass) joined guitarist Loro Jones (former Blitz 64) and vocalist Dinho Ouro Preto, all of them based in Brasília, a city which, with its particular situation as Brazil’s capital, revolves around politicians who abandon it in the weekends. The city’s coldness was a choice culture for the fermentation of the aggressiveness of dispossessed youngsters, creating an ideal situation for the arousal of punk bands. With similar songs as Aborto Elétrico’s repertoire, the Capital Inicial followed in their path. The first time that Capital (and their sister band, Legião Urbana, also erected upon the ashes of Aborto Elétrico), played in Rio was on July 23, 1983, opening a Lobão show at the Circo Voador. In 1984, they released their first single, “Descendo O Rio Nilo” and “Leve Desespero” (Epic), with good repercussions. The latter song was included in the film Areias Escaldantes. In April 1985, the Capital Inicial succeeded in having their “Descendo O Rio Nilo” included on the compilation Os Intocáveis (CBS). In the next year, the group recorded their first LP, Capital Inicial (Polygram), which had the hits “Psicopata”, “[track artist=Capital Inicial]Música Urbana,” and “Fátima”, selling 200,000 copies. This was followed by a period of many live shows.

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