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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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  • Srtonioes

    Eu sou o "A" e o "Z"

    18 Jan 9:14pm Reply
  • Thumpershadow

    Galera tenho uma banda de rock psicodelico que tem influência do Arnaldo Baptista Curtam ai https://www.facebook.com/atrupedodiscovoador

    14 Jan 3:50am Reply
  • gharruda

    meu relógio parou, desistiu para sempre de ser anti-magnético, 22 rubis.. uhhh

    12 Jan 1:23am Reply
  • jr_martins

    Vai, caminhante.... antes do dia nascer Vai, caminhante.... antes da noite morrer

    30 Dec 2014 Reply
  • luhcs_

    só amor

    19 Dec 2014 Reply
  • vityapro

    they remind me the style of the beatles (:

    17 Dec 2014 Reply
  • florentinha

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

    10 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Musicaestuita

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

    28 Nov 2014 Reply
  • damnchick

    Pra onde eu vou... Venha também!

    27 Nov 2014 Reply
  • henrikfelix

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

    19 Nov 2014 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 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • PedroLord

    Rock Prog da Melhor Qualidade!

    8 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Fonttenele

    MUTAÇÃO!

    8 Nov 2014 Reply
  • starstrek

    palmas para os mutantes, que eles merecem

    1 Nov 2014 Reply
  • meninoestranho

    Que obra-prima nacional.

    30 Oct 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • PlzDontBan

    boa

    23 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Otaviomaniezo

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

    21 Oct 2014 Reply
  • alvike

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

    20 Oct 2014 Reply
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