Cássia Eller

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Cássia Eller's (a rock/pop artist with an aggressive voice timbre) second album. With a bigger São Paulo influence, evidenced by the choice of composers, many of them rooted in that city and expressing it through their lyrics: Itamar Assumpção ("Sonhei Que Viajava Com Você"), Paulo Barnabé ("Teu Bem"), Mário Manga ("Aquele Grandão"), Rita Lee ("Bobagem"), and others. The use of jazz musicians (Nelson Faria, guitar; Zé Marcos, piano) as sidemen may be a pleasant surprise, as the short solos in "Sensações" (Luiz Melodia) document an important trend in Brazilian pop music in the 1990s, where rock was opening the way for more elaborate melodies. The album sold 25,000 copies (less than the first, 1990's Cássia Eller, with 44,000 sold copies) and had the hit "E.C.T." The strong lyrics express limiting situations and the concern with freedom for unconventional sexual behaviors.

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