In 1983 Marcelo Hayena (voice), Nilo Nunes (guitar), Cal (bass) and Jonathas Nunes (drums) teamed up to form the Uns & Outros, rock band that had its first hit with "Dois Gumes", with which it got the second place of the Banda Contra Banda festival (1986). The song was included in the festival compilation and got a good airing, having the band being hired by PolyGram. The first LP, Nós Normais (1987) was followed by Uns & Outros (Sony, 1989), which had their greatest hit, "Carta aos Missionários". A Terceira Onda (1990) had some success with "Canção em Volta do Fogo" and "Notícias do Leste", but the recording company rescinded their contract. In 1998, with a new formation (since 1996, André Manieri, guitar; Zarmo, drums; and China, bass) they scored a hit with a version of New Order's "Love Vigilantes", "Pra Nunca Mais Partir". Other of the group's songs that had some success are "Dias Vermelhos", "Máquina Mortífera" and "Lágrimas entre Máscaras".
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