Cabine C (Portuguese pronunciation: [kaˈbinɨ ˈsɛ], Portuguese for "Cabin C") was a short-lived Brazilian post-punk band from São Paulo. With their sonority inspired by acts such as Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Cure, Cocteau Twins and Talking Heads, and vocalist Ciro Pessoa's lyrics influenced by Romantic and Symbolist poets such as Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Baudelaire and Arthur Rimbaud, and by playwright Antonin Artaud, they are considered to be one of the first and most famous Brazilian gothic rock bands (even though Pessoa publicly rejected any associations with the goth subculture at the time), as well as forerunners of the cold wave movement in Brazil.
|Origin||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Genres||Post-punk, gothic rock, cold wave|
|Associated acts||Titãs, RPM, Akira S. e as Garotas que Erraram, Ira!, Mercenárias|
|Past members||Ciro Pessoa|
Anna Ruth dos Santos
Despite their short lifespan, they have a strong cult following to the present day.
Cabine C was formed in 1984 by Ciro Pessoa, who had parted ways with his previous band, Titãs, the year prior. Its initial line-up comprised Pessoa on vocals, his then-wife Wania Forghieri on keyboards, Edgard Scandurra of Ira! on guitar, Charles Gavin (who had just joined Titãs) on drums and Sandra Coutinho of Mercenárias on bass (Sandra later left the band and was replaced by Ricardo Gaspa, also from Ira!). They recorded some songs with this line-up, and performed some shows in bars and clubhouses of São Paulo, but with the exception of Pessoa and Forghieri, everybody would leave the band afterwards, in order to focus on their respective alternate projects.
In 1986, former Akira S. e as Garotas que Erraram members Anna Ruth dos Santos and Marinella Setti joined Cabine C, and with this line-up they would release in the same year their first (and only) studio album, Fósforos de Oxford, through RPM Discos, so called because it was founded by RPM members Paulo Ricardo and Luiz Schiavon. The album, which counted with guest appearances by Fernando Deluqui and Akira Tsukimoto (the titular "Akira S." of Akira S. e as Garotas que Erraram), was well-received, but suffered from bad promotion, resulting that most people didn't even know it existed, and so it was a commercial failure. Because of that, a lengthy judicial battle between Cabine C and RPM Discos ensued then, resulting in the end of both Cabine C and RPM Discos in 1987.
Prior to their disbanding, Cabine C was working on a second studio album, which would be called Cotonetes Desconexos; however, the project did not come to fruition.
- Ciro Pessoa – vocals (1984–1987), electric guitar (1986–1987) (died 2020)
- Wania Forghieri – keyboards (1984–1987)
- Anna Ruth dos Santos – bass, backing vocals (1986–1987)
- Marinella Setti – drums (1986–1987)
- Edgard Scandurra – electric guitar (1984–1986)
- Charles Gavin – drums (1984–1986)
- Sandra Coutinho – bass (1984–1985)
- Ricardo Gaspa – bass (1986)
|1986||Fósforos de Oxford
|2005||The Sexual Life of the Savages
- "Cotonetes Desconexos"
- "Recado Chinês"
- "Nossas Cabeças São Nossos Erros"
- "Inundação de Amor" (written by Ciro Pessoa and Júlio Barroso of Gang 90 e as Absurdettes, it would later be performed by Ira!)
- "A História do Meu Delírio"
- "O Lado Bom da Bomba" (written by Ciro Pessoa and Branco Mello)
- "4/16 - Cesar Gavin e Ciro Pessoa: "Cabine C - Mistérios, a super banda e o disco"". YouTube.
- "Décadas De Som: Cabine C". Decadasdesom.blogspot.com. August 31, 2010.
- "Disco Furado: Cabine C "Fósforos de Oxford" (RPM Discos, 1987)". Discofurado.blogspot.com. April 30, 2014.
- "Morre Ciro Pessoa, um dos fundadores dos Titãs". Rádio Rock (in Portuguese). May 5, 2020. Retrieved May 5, 2020.
- "Ciro Pessoa, músico fundador dos Titãs, morre após contrair COVID-19". G1 (in Portuguese). May 5, 2020. Retrieved May 6, 2020.
- "Cabine C - "Cotonetes Desconexos"". YouTube.
- "Cabine C - "Recado Chinês"". YouTube.
- "Cabine C - "Nossas Cabeças São Nossos Erros"". YouTube.
- An article about the band's history (in Portuguese)