Release Date: Sep 8, 2009
Record label: Anti
Genre(s): Rock, World
Os Mutantes were the kids of the Tropicália movement. Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Tom Zé, Rogerio Duprat, Gal Costa, and the others weren't exactly oldsters themselves during the movement's brief heyday, but they all carried themselves with a degree of seriousness and projected themselves as artists in a way Rita Lee and brothers Sérgio Dias and Arnaldo Baptista never did and perhaps even couldn't. The trio that named itself the Mutants attacked rock'n'roll with rebellious, gleeful abandon, using homemade effects pedals and layering on wacky sound effects to cover up the bits of their songs the Brazilian military censors found most offensive.
With their eponymous debut, Brazil’s legendary Os Mutantes may have released the most bizarre album of 1968, a year filled with absurdist pop performances and aesthetic experimentation. The album was a discordant cacophony of noise, tape loops, and enough sinister lead guitars to make Lou Reed cringe. The group is reunited on Haih Or Amortecedor for their first studio album since 1974’s Tudo Foi Feito Pelo Sol, but the reunion is mostly in name only.
Os Mutantes, the teenage house band for Brazil's revolutionary tropicalia movement, were a late 60s phenomenon. Playing fuzzed-out rock'n'roll on homemade instruments, São Paulo brothers Sérgio and Arnaldo Dias Baptista and their friend Rita Lee brought a surreal playfulness to the incendiary mood of a country living under a dictatorship, before an excess of LSD and free love triggered their collapse. Rita Lee jumped ship in 1972, going on to become Brazil's most successful exponent of brega (bad taste) rock.
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