Edson Arantes Di Nascimento

Edson Arantes Di Nascimento

In 1956 Brazilian football legend Pelé, aged 15, signed to the Santos team and began his world-famous career. The same year John Backus and his team at IBM completed FORTRAN I, the first high-level computer programming language.

In 1991, Mute pranksters Fortran 5 released their debut single, Crazy Earth, which was packaged as if it were a Brazilian import. It's production was credited to a certain Edson Arantes Di Nascimento whose name bore a striking similarity to that of Edson Arantes Do Nascimento (Pelé's birth name.)

Chances are therefore that the Edson Arantes Di Nascimento on Fortran 5's Crazy Earth is a rather geeky pseudonym for some Pelé-esque producer at Mute Studios…


Edson Arantes Di Nascimento Discography Tracks

Writing & Arrangement

6069002 Elis Regina, Pelé Vexamão and 1 more… Elis Regina, Pelé - Perdão, Não Tem / Vexamão(7", Single, Mono) Philips 6069002 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
6069 010 Pelé, Elis Regina, MPB4 Perdão, Não Tem Pelé, Elis Regina, MPB4 - Obrigado Pelé / Perdão, Não Tem(7", S/Edition) Philips 6069 010 Brazil 1971 Sell This Version


Fortran 5 Crazy Earth (Global Warming) Fortran 5 - Crazy Earth (Single) Mute UK 1990 Sell This Version
ST-ED-66587 Fortran 5 Crazy Earth (Full Greenhouse Effect) Fortran 5 - Love Baby(12") Mute, Elektra ST-ED-66587 US 1990 Sell This Version

Acting, Literary & Spoken

007 Pelé, Various Depoimento De Edson Arantes Do Nascimento (Pelé) Pelé, Various - Vida E Glória De Pelé(7") CID 007 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version