Sunday, July 15, 2018

Mixtape 54 - Ratos de Porão

Here is the 54th installment of the Dreams of Consciousness podcast, featuring an interview with Boka and Jão of Brazilian hardcore legends Ratos de Porão.
As soon as it was announced that R.D.P. were playing Kuala Lumpur, I knew I'd have to get them on the podcast. It was a once-in-a-lifetime chance to interview a legendary band - a band that influenced the bands I grew up on, and who I probably won't get another chance to speak with.

As fate would have it, their flight from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur was delayed several times; by the time they finished their set at Playspace, it was after 2AM and they were clearly too tired to do an interview.

Not one to let something like borders stop me, I made my way to Singapore and caught up with them there.

We spoke about the band's history, the nature of the Brazilian hardcore scene in the Eighties, and what it was like being a punk band in Brazil at the tail end of the military dictatorship. We also spent some time talking about the Brasil album, which was the first RDP album I heard, and is to this day one of my favourite hardcore albums.

My thanks again to Boka and Jão for speaking to me, and to you for listening.


Crucificados Pelo Sistema/Caos/Obrigado a Obedecer 
taken from the album Crucificados Pelo Sistema

Ignorância/Sentir Ódio E Nada Mais 
taken from the album Cada Dia Mais Sujo E Agressivo

Amazônia Nunca Mais/Beber Até Morrer 
taken from the album Brasil

Colisão/Difícil de Entender 
taken from the album Carniceria Tropical

Stress Pós-Traumático/Neocanibalismo 
taken from the album Seculo Sinistro

Ratos de Porão on Facebook

Ratos de Porão on Bandcamp

Peliculos Discos (Boka's record label)

South of the Border:

Mixtape 37:
Mixtape 21:
Mob 47
an interview
with Rebaelliun