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As Mercenarias / O Comeco Do Fim Do Mundo
Album:O Comeco Do Fim Do Mundo Collection:General
Artist:As Mercenarias Added:06/2006
Label:Soul Jazz Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2006-09-10 Pull Date:2006-11-12 
Week Ending:29 Oct22 Oct15 Oct8 Oct1 Oct
Airplays:12222

 Recent Airplay
1.Jul 22, 2010:Value Machine
Policia
4.Oct 19, 2006:Cognitive Overload
Policia
2.Jul 14, 2007:Cognitive Overload
Policia
5.Oct 18, 2006:Baptism of Solitude
Amor Inimigo
3.Oct 25, 2006:Baptism of Solitude
Lembrancas
6.Oct 14, 2006:All Hands On Deck
Me Perco

Album Review
mike
Reviewed 2006-09-10 
As Mercenarias – O Comeco Do Fim Do Mundo (Soul Jazz)
Excellent 80s post punk from Brazil. Half the time the group was all women. Most tracks not in English. Most songs are simple and don’t bring much new to post punk, even at the time, but like punk, the energy caries a lot of the tracks. In the end there is more punk than post.
1. Driving simple guitar riff and urgent vocals that are way up front.
**2. Repetitive in a good way, like a police car siren. Punk, with tradeoff vocals, and catchy. Short.
3. Slow, plodding.
4. New wave bass that’s up front, simple quiet guitar, and very pop.
**5. Quick, tight, and a nice guitar riff. Excellent.
**6. Poppy and gothy with prominent bass.
7. Goth guitar intro into urgent sound.
8. Subdued, reverb, backing female vocals.
9. Doesn’t hold together with it’s odd pace and pasted together sections.
10. Punk, with gang backing vocals during the chorus. Vocals way up front. Like a female THE CLASH.
**11. Quieter, prominent bass, effects on the vocals. The longest track.
12. Upbeat and poppy.
13. Guitar starts out more distorted than on any other track.
14. Poppy.
15. Multiple vocalists and effects on the vocals. More bass than guitar.
**16. NYC no wave sound. Quirky, call and response vocals.
Good stuff. -mph

Track Listing
1.Me Perco 9.Alem Acima
2.Policia 10.Santa Igreja
3.Imagem 11.Lembrancas
4.Inimigo 12.Ha Des Anos Passados
5.Panico 13.Somos Milhoes
6.Amor Inimigo 14.Acao Na Cidade
7.Loucos Sentimentos 15.Kyrie
8.Labirintos 16.Trashland