"Xutos & Pontapés: Album 88" amplifies the Portuguese rock scene on the 12" Gatefold/LP Vinyl. Born in Almada, Portugal, in 1978, the band emerged four years after the "Carnation Revolution." Originating from the local punk rock scene, Xutos & Pontapés set a trend by delivering rock tunes in Portuguese. "Album 88" captures the essence of their musical journey, offering enthusiasts a glimpse into the band's role in shaping the Portuguese rock landscape with their distinctive sound and linguistic approach.


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Album Description:

Xutos & Pontapés' album "88" holds a significant place in the annals of Portuguese music history. Released during a pivotal period, the album not only made notable contributions to the music scene but also achieved considerable commercial success, solidifying the band's position in the industry.

During the late '80s, Portugal was experiencing a cultural and social transformation. Xutos & Pontapés, a prominent rock band, seized this moment with the release of their album "88." The music encapsulated the spirit of the time, reflecting the changing dynamics of Portuguese society. The tracks resonated with the youth, capturing the essence of their experiences and aspirations.

Commercially, "88" marked a milestone for Xutos &Pontapés. The album's release saw a surge in popularity, earning widespread acclaim and reaching a broad audience. The success can be attributed to the band's ability to infuse their music with a distinctive blend of rock and Portuguese influences. This fusion not only appealed to existing fans but also attracted new listeners, contributing to the album's commercial triumph.

What sets "88" apart is its ability to transcend musical boundaries. Xutos &Pontapés showcased versatility in their compositions, incorporating diverse elements that resonated with a broad spectrum of listeners. The album's 12" gatefold LP vinyl format added to its allure, providing a tangible and collectible piece of musical history for enthusiasts.

Moreover, the album's thematic depth and lyrical prowess elevated it beyond mere entertainment. Xutos &Pontapés used their platform to address societal issues, making a socio-cultural impact with their music. The band's willingness to engage with the prevailing socio-political climate set "88" apart as more than just a collection of songs; it became a reflection of the times.

Music Genre:

Portugese Punk Rock Punk Rock 

Album Production Information:

The album: "XUTOS &PONTAPES - Album 88" was produced by: Ramon Galarza & Paulo Junqueiro

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Paulo Junqueiro

Album cover photography: Pedro Lopes, Paulo Seabra

Record Label Information:

Polydor SPA 835 631

Album Packaging:

Gatefold (FOC) cover design with artwork / photos on the inside cover pages

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record

Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram

Year & Country:

1988 Made in Portugal
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: XUTOS &PONTAPES - Album 88
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Ze Pedro - Guitar
  • Gui - Saxophone
  • Kalu - Drums
  • Tim - Bass and vocals
  • Joao Cabeleira - Guitar
Complete Track-listing of the album "XUTOS &PONTAPES - Album 88"

The detailed tracklist of this record "XUTOS &PONTAPES - Album 88" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. As Torrss Da Cinciberlandia
  2. A Minha Maneira
  3. Para Ti Maria
  4. Nos Dois
  5. Andarilhos
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. Carta Certa
  2. Docuras
  3. Enquanto a Noite Can
  4. Botas
  5. Prisao en si
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Inner Sleeve   of "XUTOS & PONTAPES - Album 88" Album  
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Inner Sleeve   of "XUTOS & PONTAPES - Album 88" Album  
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Close-up Photo of "XUTOS & PONTAPES - Album 88" Polydor Record Label   

Note: The images on this page are photos of the actual album. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash.