Olho Seco – S/T E.P. 7″

I bet it was Goran Lind from Swedens SOD who sold me this. He was all over these obscure South American, South African, Mongolian or whatever god forsaken part of the underdeveloped world they came from. Gorans taste was usually a mixed bag to me. Mostly he always liked the worst shit on earth according to my musical standards. But that of course made him more punk then me.

The weaker the songs, recordings and packaging it was the shit for Goran. At least that’s how I thought about his punk selection.

Some pearls shone through. Olho Seco and their world wide punk hit Nada. Here Goran and I connected. He with his “anti-mohican”(shaved in the middle and curly died hair on the sides), turkish flag on the back and me with spikes or long curly hair with Damned or Discharge painted on the back of my leather jacket could pogo along and sing Nada nada nada hand in hand waiting for peace, love and anarchy to finally arrive.

Country: Brazil
Year: 1983
Label: Punk Rock Discos
Format: 7″
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19,170 Responses to Olho Seco – S/T E.P. 7″

  1. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw you posted OHLO SECO! I love this 7″, it’s so abrassive. Makes me think of posting the demo 12″ which has the slow, BRUTAL version of “NAda” (btw, Negative Approach covered this and called it “Nothing”).

  2. adamski says:

    I remember the first time I heard bands like Olho Seco, Ratos De Porao, etc. Such brutality! It really brought it home to me that hardcore was truly a worldwide phenomenom & not just a “western” thing.

  3. PS: The lyrics of “Nada” came across like a real shock to me when I first read an english translation. Heartless bastards!

  4. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Yeah agree on the lyrical side Erich. I was surprised that the punkers just passed it on and didn’t criticize ’em. The english translation is scanned and included here for everyone to read.

  5. Steve says:

    I used to own this. I always thought they were better on the “grito suburbano” comp. Hope nobodys dreaming up nazi hyteria or anything on the lyrics!

  6. Charlie M says:

    One of my all time fave international HC records, bought from Dig at Earache when it was a distro before becoming a label (and the metal rot set in…). Most of my HC rarities came from him and the very estimable Keith and Dena who ran Spoilet Records – a box of records on a miniscule table in London’s Portobello Road! Those were indeed the days my friends….(yawn…)

    As to the lyrics…isn’t this in the vein of “Kill The Poor”? A pisstake of lamentable attitudes? Or were they assholes…..

  7. Quite obviously ain’t a pisstake ….

  8. Tony G says:

    “that of course made him more punk then me.” HAHAHAHAHA

  9. Steve says:

    Maybe Peter should burn the record since it has incorrect thoughts?

  10. Martin says:

    Nada has great lyrics.

  11. malfeitor says:

    We called those haircuts Hawkmos. So peace, love and anarchy did finally arrive- didn’t it?? I like a story with a punky ending.

  12. George says:


    See how connected us brazilians, mongolians and south africans are. At least we have samba, soccer and “obscure” punk scene, huh?

  13. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Sorry George your comment got stuck among the spam since it included some links.

    Yes, now I can see how connected you are to each other. Just like Swedes, Russians and Mongoloids.

  14. People who say “we” and refer to nationality and other tasteless concepts should be beaten up a bit.

  15. Nevermind the nationality/Mongolia/South Africa thing. What’s really amazing is that it’s been 25 years and people in god forsaken parts of the overdeveloped world still can’t spell Olho Seco right, even if the cover’s right in front of them.

  16. Steve says:

    Haven’t been listening to Skrewdriver lately have you Erich? Should be “beaten up a bit”?! Now thats tasteless!

  17. I’ve never been a racist or a nationalist, but the lyrics to Nada opened my eyes. I can’t believe I’ve never seen it that way before. It’s so obvious now that everything is the immigrants fault!
    Or to be more serious, really dumb lyrics but the song was quite catchy but not really my cup of tea.

  18. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    “What’s really amazing is that it’s been 25 years and people in god forsaken parts of the overdeveloped world still can’t spell Olho Seco right, even if the cover’s right in front of them.” ha ha ha good point there and glad I managed to pull the right buttons here.

  19. Yeah, Steve – just today I played the first SKREWDRIVER lp. What’s that got to do with anything, dumbo?

  20. Now seriously, the words for Nada are indeed kind of sketchy, but they’re not exactly blaming immigrants for everything bad in Sao Paulo, and it’s definitely not intended to be the same wat as what a right wing skinhead band would say.
    It’s more of a naive/stupid way to express their concern over people coming from the countryside just to be poor/homeless in the city. The main problem is that they seemed to believe that the solution was for the government to “prohibit migration”.

    Anyway, stupid or not, this record is a killer. It’s Brazil’s version of the Antidote EP. Furious, raw and featuring a dumb song.

  21. Nicely put, Pedro. In the song, they keep adressing the “problem” to those who “sit behind their tables” instead of doing something against the “rags on the sidewalk”. Heartless bastards, as I said, but no reason not to love this EP.

  22. The Lixomania links aren’t working Erich.
    About the lyrics, don’t worry, nothing particularly retarded going on there.

  23. Oopsy. It’s ready any time now.

  24. Steve says:

    After having listened to this again it’s much better than I remembered. Maybe somebody will post the legendary “Grito Suburbano” another record I sorely miss.

  25. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Hey Pedro!
    Listened to B.U.S.H. really great stuff!! If interested in getting featured here get in touch.

    And by the way it seems like we have a mutual friend in Per from Protest Bengt, Filthy Christians, Bruce Banner.

  26. George says:

    About the “nationality/South African/Mongolian” thing: What really impress me a lot is the worldwide common vision about brazilian punk HC as well. I’ve seen a lot people referring to it as something “obscure”, “freak”, “wild”, etc. Same feeling i got when Sepultura appeared to international media and were labeled as “jungle metal”.

    About the lyrics on “Nada”: its a controvertial song, but i think it has more to do with overpopulation in Sao Paulo city, huge street population, and the migration from northest families than with clear racism. The lyrics claims that people deserve good ways of living in their hometown, not creating misery in other place. Its a dumb approach, naive, their only mistake on their lyrics propaganda.

    About the EP: Thousand miles away, the best PUNK HC piece of vinyl produced in Brazil. This 82-84 brazilian generation has a lot of awesome bands, but nobody could get closer to Olho Seco. They were the first band who got influenced by Discharge and introduced this raw approach to brazilian punk hc. Although they had a large setlist, my opinion is that this EP deserved to be full lenght LP, but i think their studio time was smalled enough. The singer Fabio was one of the main beginners of punk hc in Brazil, starting the 1st punk record shop (Punk Rock Discos) and label and later New Face Records too.

  27. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    George:”About the “nationality/South African/Mongolian” thing: What really impress me a lot is the worldwide common vision about brazilian punk HC as well. I’ve seen a lot people referring to it as something “obscure”, “freak”, “wild”, etc. Same feeling i got when Sepultura appeared to international media and were labeled as “jungle metal”.” I think you’re over analyzing what I wrote. The same kind of thinking and approach can be applied to Scandinavian bands as well. “Obscure” it is. There’s loads of obscure bands, records found everywhere. There’s no racist views or something like that implied in the text from my part. I just wanted to mock the PC punks to see how the reaction was. And just as I thought some of you took the bite.

    I try to amuse myself. It’s my blog. And I think it’s fun to make fun of what is thought to be the “right” mindset among punks.

    It’s so boring to preach for the converted.

  28. George says:

    The Flakes//Drummer:

    I understand and respect your explanation. I really enjoy KBD blog and its one of my faves in the web.

    You can get my help on any info about brazilian punk bands and or records info needed.

  29. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Thanks George! Any Brazilian punk records pre 1980 out there?

  30. Anonymous says:

    Grito Suburbano LP compilation was the first punk record ever released in Brazil. It came out in 1982. Before that, there is no records released. But the first brazilian (Restos de Nada, AI-5 and Condutores de Cadaver) all started in 1978. Colera was the next in 1979. Grito Suburbano was the name of suburban gigs that gathered all bands and punk gangs from that era.

  31. Thanks Peter! It would be great to get featured there, any time you want. I’m glad you liked us, it’s nice to hear a compliment from someone with good taste.
    Are you from Linkoping? We actually played there last year for a gang of very nice teenagers. They told us everybody else was out of town.

  32. By the way, if you see Per, give him a hug for me!

  33. Kjell Johnson says:

    I’ve never been to Brazil, but in other countries I’ve always been heartened by the fags by the sidewalk. But naturally I tend to do more behind a table than nothing.

  34. I was in Malmö once and saw some Swedish homeless people there. I was really puzzled until someone explained to me that Malmö is the Swedish capital of homelessness, because it’s not as cold as the rest of the country, so they all tend to move there.

  35. RATOSECO says:

    Well said by Pedro, Flakes & George.
    This lyric has always been controversial specially among the Brazilian Anarcho Punks. I myself felt for that. But today I see in different way, not so bad.
    Half of Olho Seco were also on Cólera (Redson & Val, guitar & Bass respectively).

  36. Artifix Greg says:

    FYI: I recently bought one of these from a guy in Brazil and it came without the insert. I e-mailed him and he told me that Fabio sold them in Brazil without an insert and only created the insert for copies that he shipped overseas so that punks that could not understand what he was singing at least had an English translation. This was corroborated by several punks so that must be right. Most copies from Brazil have no insert and U.S. and European copies do have it.

  37. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Pedro, yes I’m from Linkoping. Don’t live there anymore but go there every other month. Summer is pretty dead in Linkoping. When are you coming to Stockholm?

  38. JG says:

    Great! Rules. One of thee best!

  39. Nathan G says:

    Goran sounds like a great guy and this record rules!

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