During the two last years I collaborated with Panda Pompoir, a band from Coimbra, my city. The CD was finally released. Most of the tracks are sung in Portuguese with a pseudo-Brazilian accent. I used the Fender Precision for the whole album, the Moog Taurus plugin in one track, as well as the some of keyboards and backing vocals. This CD, with the distinctive artwork of João Pombeiro is now available, so in case you’re interested just let me know. Thanks for listening!
Panda Pompoir did the politically incorrect anthem for the Portuguese national team’s campaign on World Cup 2010 in South Africa – World Cup of Good Hope (Mundial da Boa Esperança) is actually a support song for both Portugal and Brazil – The lyrics, written by featuring artist Felipe Flamboyant (aka the voice of “Bruno Aleixo” character) professes that both teams will make it to the final 16, that Brazil can win Portugal as long as they doesn’t thrash us too much, and that in the end Brazil will be 1st and Portugal 3rd. On the top of that, the song is sang in Portuguese but with a hardly convincing Brazilian accent! Confused? Good – that’s the whole point!
The song was recorded in one afternoon, that’s the way we could afford it… anyway this is the bassline I came up with in something like 20 minutes. I used my 1978 Fender Precision Bass, and yes – fingerstyle only! I don’t appear on the clip since I had to be at work :))
The song features on the closing/opening title’s of Bruno Aleixo’s special series about South Africa 2010 – Highly recommended, even if you don’t get a word of Portuguese!
26/05/2010 in News, Previous bands
Tagged 2010, bass, Brasil, Brazil, Bruno Aleixo, CENA, Copa Aleixo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Felipe Flamboyant, Fender, Football, GANA, Good Hope, Miguel Falcão, miguelbass, P-bass, Panda Pompoir, Portugal, Precision, South Africa, World Cup