Sunday, June 12, 2022

230: Ratos de Porão

Dreams of Consciousness Podcast Episode 230 features an interview with Mauricio "Boka" Alves Fernandez of Ratos de Porão.

[cover photo by Marcos Hermes]

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photo by Marcos Hermes
Hopefully Ratos de Porão don't need an introduction to this audience - São Paulo's legendary "basement rats" are held in high regard by everyone from Sepultura to Jello Biafra, and were instrumental in shaping the Brazilian underground beloved by heshers worldwide.

I spoke with drummer Mauricio "Boka" Alves Fernandez about why he had to learn songs for their latest album Necropolítica in the studio, and how local issues in Brazil inspire RDP's "sarcastic and macabre" lyrics. We also discussed why Necropolítica sounds like a return to their crossover era, and what the band has left to accomplish after 40 years and 14 albums.

My thanks to Boka for speaking with me, and to all of you for listening.

Music In This Episode:

"Máquina Militar" "AIDS, Pop, Repressão"
taken from the album Brasil

"Passa Pano Pra Elite"
taken from the album Necropolítica

RDP on Facebook


RDP on Bandcamp

Necropolítica (via FOAD Records webstore)

Necropolítica slipcase edition (via Shinigami Records webstore) [Boka's label]

Caos e Progresso:

catching up
with Deafkids
an interview
with Rebaelliun