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São Paulo, Brazil (1966 – present)

Os Mutantes were formed in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1966 by brothers Arnaldo Baptista and Sérgio Dias and lead singer Rita Lee. Active during the Tropicalia movement of the late 1960s, they took Brazilian music and fused it with British rock and American psychedelia to create a distinctive, vibrant sound. Along with Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso and Tom Zé, they helped define the Tropicália movement.

While still in high school, Rita Lee teamed with brothers Arnaldo Baptista and Sérgio Dias Baptista to form the band. A trio of brash musical experimentalists, the group fiddled with self-made instruments, distortion, feedback, musique concrète, and studio tricks of all kinds to create a lighthearted, playful version of extreme Brazilian music. This was their best creative moment.

While Gil and Veloso were first imprisoned and then exiled to England during the military dictatorship in Brazil (1969-1972) the Mutantes left the Tropicália movement, adding a more psychedelic flavour to their sound.

The 70s seemed to be a time of great upheaval for the band, both creatively and personally. They left behind their “tropicalist” roots and made their first lysergic trip which resulted in the album “Jardim Elétrico” (Eletric Garden) and “O Primeiro Dia do Resto da Sua Vida (rare album - title translates as “The First Day of the Rest of Your Life”). With influences of the progressive band Yes the trio (with Liminha at the bass and Dinho at the drums) made their last album together “Os Mutantes e Seus Cometas no País dos Bauretz”.

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  • vityapro

    they remind me the style of the beatles (:

    5 hours ago Reply
  • florentinha

    Ama, não ama, se ama me chama que eu vou.

    10 Dec 10:21pm Reply
  • Musicaestuita

    Procurando parceiros para iniciar um blog sobre música, literatura, cinema... Artes em geral. Quem estiver interessado é só colar

    28 Nov 11:50pm Reply
  • damnchick

    Pra onde eu vou... Venha também!

    27 Nov 1:34am Reply
  • henrikfelix

    o meu cabelo é verde-amarelo, violeta e transparente, a minha caspa é de purpurina, minha barba azul-anil [2]

    19 Nov 11:42am Reply
  • zvoytfsk21

    Os Mutantes' guitarist Sergio Dias had united with the french group Tahiti Boy and the Palmtree Family in 2011. This union resulted in the Album We are the Lilies, which can be listened here.

    8 Nov 10:16pm Reply
  • zvoytfsk21

    Sergio Dias (guitarrista dos Mutantes), em 2011, se uniu com o grupo francês Tahiti Boy and the Palmtree Family. Essa união resultou no disco We Are The Lilies, que pode ser escutado aqui.

    8 Nov 10:16pm Reply
  • PedroLord

    Rock Prog da Melhor Qualidade!

    8 Nov 12:38pm Reply
  • Fonttenele

    MUTAÇÃO!

    8 Nov 1:58am Reply
  • starstrek

    palmas para os mutantes, que eles merecem

    1 Nov 8:42am Reply
  • meninoestranho

    Que obra-prima nacional.

    30 Oct 4:43pm Reply
  • smokingcinema

    O meu refrigerador não funciona Eu tentei tudo Eu tentei de tudo Não funciona Não, não, não O meu, o meu O meu refrigerador não funciona

    29 Oct 3:45am Reply
  • PlzDontBan

    boa

    23 Oct 1:51am Reply
  • Otaviomaniezo

    A frente do seu tempo // pink floyd do brasil descreve... psicodelia pura...

    21 Oct 11:04pm Reply
  • alvike

    acho que é obrigação de todo brasileiro ter escutado Os Mutantes uma vez na vida. [9]

    20 Oct 3:51pm Reply
  • patykol

    el justiciero tcha tcha tcha

    18 Oct 11:19pm Reply
  • maria-dantas

    acho que é obrigação de todo brasileiro ter escutado Os Mutantes uma vez na vida. [8]

    16 Oct 1:59am Reply
  • anelizeantunes

    o meu cabelo é verde-amarelo, violeta e transparente, a minha caspa é de purpurina, minha barba azul-anil

    6 Oct 11:09pm Reply
  • damnchick

    Lady lady uhh uhh

    16 Sep 3:39pm Reply
  • nobodyhome

    <3

    2 Sep 3:46am Reply
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