In 1987, keyboardist Bozzo Barretti, who had played on the album, joined the band to record a second LP, Independência. With a pop-based sonority, it sold half as many units as the first. In November, the band opened for Sting at a packed Maracanã.
In December 1988, the group released their third LP, Você Não Precisa Entender, which was rift with commercialism. The album sold only 50,000 copies. Understanding that they were losing their punk rock fans and weren't gaining pop fans, their fourth album, Todos os Lados (1990), found them replacing replaced standardized keyboards with aggressive guitars. But the change of direction came too late. The album sold little more than 30,000 copies, and their fifth LP, Eletricidade (1991), barely sold 20,000 copies. This crisis provoked the departure of Barretti and Preto (who formed the band Vertigo) and the acquisition of a new vocalist, Murilo Lima, with whom their sixth LP, the independent Rua 47, was recorded in 1994. In 1996, they recorded the live album Ao Vivo (Rede Brasil), and in 1998, Lima left the band. The band enjoyed a modicum of success well into the next century, releasing a string of well-regarded albums including Atrás dos Olhos (1998), Rosas e Vinho Tinto (2002), Gigante! (2004), Eu Nunca Disse Adeus (2007), and Das Kapital (2010). ~ Alvaro Neder, Rovi