Os Paralamas do Sucesso is a Brazilian rock band, formed in Seropédica in 1977 and still active in 2009. With Titãs, Legião Urbana and Barão Vermelho, it is considered one of the pillars of this kind musical in Brazil. However, his musical style includes reggae, ska and Latin rhythms.
The name of the group literally means "The mudguards of success" in Portuguese. It is often abbreviated as Paralamas .
Formed by some friends as a teenager, the group began performing on stage in 1981. The song Vital e sua moto, broadcast on the radio in the summer of 1983, made them known in the Rio region. Shortly thereafter, the Paralamas signed a contract with the record company EMI and released a first album, Cinema Mudo, which was moderately successful.
It was followed by O Passo de Lui (1984), then Selvagem (1986), two albums that brought them to fame, with songs like Óculos, Meu erro, Melô do Marinheiro, Alagados. Several hundred thousand copies were sold of these two records and the band was invited to perform at the Montreux Festival in 1987. He went on tour in South America.