Ena Pá 2000

Source: megaagencia.com

Ena Pá 2000 are a Portuguese rock band. Formed in 1984 and is characterized by the nonsense and sometimes pornographic humor of its lyrics and by its presence on stage, led by Manuel João Vieira.

Born in Foz do Arelho, the five members of Modess & Aderentes started by rehearsing in a garage and playing in clubs in the area. Then they decided to go to Lisbon to seek their luck. It was in Lisbon that they met the person who would become the sixth member of the group.

The group decides to change its name to Ena Pá 2000. The six members were Lello Vilarinho (voice, cello, trumpet and mandolin), Pão Diospiro (synthesizer guitar), Francis Ferrugem (percussion), Pepito Durex (saxophone, viola, horn), Manuel Anão (double bass) and Joselito Desirato (drums).

They compete in the 4th Rock Rendez-Vouz Modern Music Competition but end up giving up after signing a contract with CBS.

Still in 1987, his first single was released with the themes Telephone Call and Pão, Amor e Totobola. The songs were by the group and the lyrics were by Armindo Cerejeira, a popular poet from his homeland.
The shows, organized by Modess Aderentes, were unforgettable. In the newspaper Blitz they were presented as a guy with a funnel on his head, singing songs like Sexo na Banheira or Mulheres Boas, and the Valkyries moving a lot and singing little.

The debut album was recorded in March 1989 at Tchá Tchá Tchá studios, with production by the group itself and Moz Carrapa. The mixtures would be made the following year. After Polygram and EMI refused, the album would only be released at the end of 1991, through El Tatu.
In December 1990, the Johnny Guitar stage debuted.
In 1992, Enapália 2000 was released, which is a revised and expanded transposition of the group’s first album onto CD.

Manuel João Vieira is interviewed on the 100th broadcast of the Pop Off program, which aired two weeks before the start of Sic and which a DN journalist thought was pirated television.

The album És Muita Linda was released in November 1994. The album featured the participation of Vitorino and Janita Salomé (Rap Alentejano), Gimba, João Paulo Feliciano and Bernardo Sassetti.
They released the single Doces Penetrações in 1996. The following year the album Opus Gay was released with a cover inspired by the classics from the Deutsch Gramophone label.
In 1999, the CD 2001 – Odisseia No Chaço was released.

In March 2004, the album A Luta Continua! was released. The album features themes such as Mulher do Norte, the old Rosário, Pudim and Bullfight. As a special guest, the legendary guitarist Filipe Mendes appears as the previous guitarist went to China.
In April 2004, they performed at Fundação de Serralves during the 6=0 Homeostética initiative – 48th Kavod Party, which for two days gave a retrospective of Homeostéticos. The book Só Desisto se For Eleito by Manuel João Vieira was also launched on the occasion.

In 2005, a DVD was released with the concert on November 30, 2004, held at Paradise Garage, on the occasion of the group’s 20th anniversary. The group’s leader, the charismatic Manuel João Vieira, has changed his name : Lello Vilarinho, Lello Marmelo, Lello Minsk, Lello Universal, Conégo Lello, Lello Orgasmo Carlos, etc… On the 1999 album he appears mentioned as Lello Nimoi, actually Lelo Nimoid, but a crow made the d disappear.

“I think the names a guy gets are like brands. You have a factory where you produce various products. Imagine that you produce detergent and give it a name. It can’t be the same name you give the soap. But imagine that you are Japanese and you are extremely diverse in terms of the products you can manufacture. You also produce cars. You’re going to have to have another name and you call some shit Omo and the other one… It’s all the same thing…”

However, some members of the group were part of Tina And The Top Ten, the first Portuguese fake American band. The group consisted of Dr. Top, Tina Costa, Louis Desirat, The baron, Johny Money and Plastic Mimi and Cosmic Rita, in the choirs. In 1983, Manuel João and his cousins “participated” in Vitorino’s “Flor de La Mar” album.

At that time they were still called Banda Almôndega (in the early 80s they included Manuel João Vieira and Vitorino). MJV did mandolin arrangements on this record. Even before Ena Pá 2000, his cousin João Lucas played the accordion and he played the mandolin and they accompanied Vitorino’s band.

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