Tuesday, November 4, 2008

November 04, 2008: Album of the Day Vol. 36: Os Mutantes - 1968 - Os Mutantes

01. "Panis et Circenses" (Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso) – 3:37
02. "A Minha Menina" (Jorge Ben) – 4:41
03. "O Relógio" (Os Mutantes) – 3:29
04. "Adeus Maria Fulô" (Sivuca, Humberto Teixeira) – 3:04
05. "Baby" (Veloso) – 3:00
06. "Senhor F" (Os Mutantes) – 2:33
07. "Bat Macumba" (Gil, Veloso) – 3:09
08. "Le Premier bonheur du jour" (Jean-Marie Renard, Frank Gérald) – 3:35
09. "Trem Fantasma" (Os Mutantes, Veloso) – 3:15
10. "Tempo no Tempo" (Os Mutantes, John Phillips) – 1:47
11. "Ave Gengis Khan" (Os Mutantes) – 3:46

"This is the first -- and the wildest -- album by this legendary group that was one of the founding forces of the Tropicalia movement -- a brilliant musical statement that easily ranks with some of the most groundbreaking late 60s American work by The Velvet Underground, Captain Beefheart, or The Stooges! The music is a wonderful blend of 60s rock and early MPB -- hard-driving with plenty of guitars, but also produced with beautifully baroque touches that echo through simultaneous albums by Caetano Veloso and Gal Costa -- both of whose 1969 albums are strongly resonant with this one. In fact, Caetano contributed a number of tracks to the album, including "Panis et Circenses", "Bat Macumba", "Trem Fantastma", and his great "Baby", which is done fantastically here. Great stuff all 'round!" © 1996-2008, Dusty Groove America, Inc.

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