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Nice vids, Mr. Green Genes, thanks!

I'm really curious about that documentary, hope they'll finish it soon. I always like to investigate artists' background and the Mutantes' story seems pretty interesting.

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thanks so much for this Mr GG!!
In the late '90's there was a compilation put out by David Byrne's label under the World Psychedelic Classics on Os Mutantes. I eventually bought four copies of it, listen to it ceaselessly and have given them all away, turning people on to them And I never got any of them back!
So inventive, so creative, so sunny, so happy, so much fun!! and so serious too when they wanted to be.
It's great to hear they're doing these shows and in the US too!!
Too bad I can't go :cry:
thanx again for all the articles and videos and history!!!

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You are all welcome, thanks for watching....



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Os Mutantes

***** Barbican, London

Richard Williams
Wednesday May 24, 2006
The Guardian


Imagine a group of extra-terrestrials disembarking from their flying saucer in the early weeks of 1967. Tuning in to a pirate radio station, they hear the Beatles' latest No 1 hit, the double A-side of Strawberry Fields Forever and Penny Lane. That sounds good, they think. Let's try it. And so, knowing nothing about the music's background or antecedents, they take the early psychedelic playfulness of those two songs as the template for an entire career. Which is more or less the story of Os Mutantes, the Brazilian pop group who arrived in London on Monday night to make their first appearance anywhere for more than 30 years.

Hugely popular in their native land, they made no impact on the English-speaking world until the 1990s, when the enthusiasm of Kurt Cobain, David Byrne and others brought their old recordings to a new audience. Monday's concert, captured by Brazilian television crews for transmission back home, seemed equally divided between expatriates and local converts who ended the evening united in enthusiasm for an event that easily surpassed the low expectations.

Originally there were three Mutantes, and two of them - the brothers Arnaldo and Sergio Baptista, who sing while playing keyboards and guitar respectively - were on stage at the Barbican. The third, the singer Rita Lee, enjoyed a very successful solo career after being ejected from the band in 1972, and declined to participate in the current project. Her replacement, Zelia Duncan, brings a strong, flexible voice and an effervescent enthusiasm to a stage filled by seven auxiliary musicians but dominated by the Baptista brothers, both in long hair, capes, Regency-style blouses and tights.

While it might appear odd to see men in late middle age still happy to resemble an ad for Granny Takes a Trip, the Baptistas left no doubt of their undiminished commitment to music defined by a dizzyingly broad stylistic range and a dotty sense of humour, from the spaghetti western parody of El Justiciero and the swooning balladry of Desculpe, Babe - delivered in a version from their 1971 English-language album Technicolor, which recently saw the light of day for the first time - to the shifting patterns and textures of such relatively ambitious songs as Panis et Cirenses and Ave Lucifer. There was nothing quite like Os Mutantes, and there still isn't.

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/reviews/story/0,,1781687,00.html

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OS MUTANTES - LIVE 22nd May 2006, the Barbican Center -
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SÉRGIO DIAS Guitars vocals
ARNALDO BAPTISTA keyboards vocals
DINHO LEME Drums
VINICIUS JUNQUEIRA Bass
HENRIQUE PETERS Keyboards vocals flute
VITOR ALEXANDRE Keyboards, flutes guitars cello vocals
SIMONE SOUL Percussion
FABIO RECCO Vocals guitar
ESMÉRIA BULGARI Vocals percussion
ZÉLIA DUNCAN Special guest vocal



WMA AUDIO FOR DOWNLOAD:

http://rapidshare.de/files/21218235/Os_Mutantes__London_22_May_2006a.rar.html

-01 Intro
-02 Dom Quixote
-03 Caminhante Noturno
-04 Ave Gengis Kahn
-05 Tecnicolor (English)
-06 Virginia (English version)
-07 Cantor de Mambo
-08 El Justiciero (GWB & Tony Blair version)
-09 Baby
-10 Desculpe Babe (English version)
-11 Top Top
-12 Dia 36



http://rapidshare.de/files/21222357/Os_Mutantes__London_22_May_2006b.rar.html

-13 Fuga Nº 2 dos Mutantes
-14 Le Premier Boneuhr du Jour (Français)
-15 2001
-16 Ave Lúcifer
-17 A Balada do Louco
-18 Ando Meio Desligado (English version)
-19 Cabeludo Patriota (aka A hora e a vez do cabelo crescer)
-20 Minha Menina (Hybrid Portuguese and English Version)
-21 Bat Macumba
-22 Panis et Circenses (English Version)

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One more video for the world:

Tecnicolor Barbican London 2006

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3Uw7aLBiMs&search=mutantes%20london

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http://rapidshare.de/files/26666504/Mutantes_in_Nyc_at_Webster_Hall_07.21.06_-_1.rar.html


http://rapidshare.de/files/26668573/Mutantes_in_Nyc_at_Webster_Hall_07.21.06_-_2.rar.html

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[Opening+Dom Quixote + Tecnicolor + Cantor de Mambo]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_q5ZdyM4_Fk


[Cantor de Mambo - with Arnaldo "the Brazilan Syd Barrett" Baptista on vocals]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_Bj3EbhELI

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Dia 36 from the London Barbican Gig 2006:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKS6trUWttQ&NR

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WOW!

Yesterday I finally got to see personally the true (inter)national rock 'n' roll myth...

OS MUTANTES are up and kicking...


The band reformed without the original female lead singer Rita Lee. Instead, they've added Zélia Duncan, who has a career on her own. She is in the other side of the spectrum (low voice) comparing to Rita (high voice).

What is so amazing about this reunion, is that Arnaldo the original bass/keyboards/main composer once jumped from the hospital window and suffered brain damage, somewhere in the late 70s or early 80s (something to do with too much drugs and a turbulent marriage with Rita)...

He was not on good terms with his brother, Sérgio, since a long while and they finally reconciled and brought the old drummer Dinho back. Rita decided not to join, which sparked much criticism of the reunion, but I guess that it was the best thing to be done since she could de-stabilize Arnaldo again.

Arnaldo, who used to be a very skilful player and singer, now sings/plays with some difficulty. Nevertheless he managed to play a very nice Hammond solo and sang well too (quite out of rhythm but still it meleted well with the song spirit.

They added a team of very competent kids (perc, keys, flute, guitar and vocals) to support the band and played all the original arrangements (which are pretty elaborate studio productions).

The show was astounding with a very nice performance, with bits customized jokes (a la Zappa) and a variety of musical tendencies, I don't remember seeing live before for a rock band.


I am glad I went!

It proved me for good that Brasil also rocks hard!

A sample I found:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhuLOMetw8Y

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Anyone interested in this band should seek watching this movie. It tell the dramatic story of Arnaldo Baptista, the head behind the Mutantes sound:

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Tom Zé speaks (original movie trailer - hope they add subtitles sometime):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izGLQUGZZMs

Listen to some Arnaldo Baptista solo (from the landmark album Loki. Feel the Zappaeesque irreverent backing vocals:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkQtsP0KMWA

Kurt Cobain interview:
in the second half of this video Mr Cobain explains why he finds Mutantes interesting:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wqzn9F0GI1o

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Mr_Green_Genes wrote:
Now...
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Arnaldo Baptista (left), Zélia Duncan (center), Sérgio Dias(guitar) , Dinho Leme (drums)

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...And then
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I hate to rain on the parade, but these people did not age very well...and I’m feeling pretty old right now, so I find it uplifting!


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Anyone interested in this band should seek watching this movie. It tell the dramatic story of Arnaldo Baptista, the head behind the Mutantes sound:


Interesting, I'll have to keep an eye out for that. I have most if not all of the OM albums, and find them all very enjoyable.

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Kurt Cobain talking about Os Mutantes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2BYmQDTo2M

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