Man Who Sold The World

Suggested by Claudio "Zambohead" Maracatu, as an afoxe. We took him up on his offer and this is the result. There are fewer instruments playing on this piece and Claudio provides the djembe.

This song was written by David Bowie and has also been covered by Nirvana.

No Immunity

Another of our own compositions, written by Lady Lovelace. Set in the style of portido alto.

Lady Lovelace says:

Provoked by a conversation with Ian's wife, Eileen, about the human race to destruction. Afterwords things kept cropping up on the radio. They must have rattled about in my head until the middle of one night, I sat up in bed and the song poured out fully formed.

O Encontro de Ian Heavens com Chico Science No Ceu

This is a remake of Methadone Maracatu with Claudio "Zambohead" Maracatu making his premier vocal appearance, using lyrics from Chico Science's Monologo ao Pe do Olivido.

The title translated from Portuguese means the "meeting of Ian Heavens and Chico Science in heaven". With reference to the sudden death of co-founder of Bloco Vomit, Ian Heavens, shortly after the original recordings of this CD and to Chico Science, an original founder of the manguebeat movement in Brazil, who died in February 1997.


Originally by Van Morrison, this version is more likened to Patti Smith's. In other words, despite the chorus, the rest of the song bears little reference to Van's (thankfully).

Another slow build up to fast batucada, with Cheery Parsnip on her element, providing the vocals. Lady Lovelace provides some backing vocals before she runs off to France.

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