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Os Mutantes


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.14 | 49 ratings

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2 stars Os Mutantes produced music during a painful political period in Brazil, but I cannot judge their involvement on the political front since I am not really fluent in Portuguese but songs as "Technicolor" (in English) and "El Justiciero" (in Spanish) are not protest songs as such, even if the latter depicts a hero who defends the rights of the poor people supposedly in a Mexican hacienda (hence the typical guitar play as well as the Mariachis sounds).

Funny Spanish vocals transformed (voluntarily) with a strong Portuguese accent. This song still has much more to do with a folk song.

The mood of this album is on the childish side ("Top Top", "Virginia") and very little prog is displayed. Some doo-wop fantasy during "It's Very Nice Pra Xuxu". At times this bands reminds me an earlier version of 10CC for their musical arrangements and extravaganza.

This album is diversified and investigates as well a more rocking beat ("Jardim Elétrico", "Sarava") which features as well some psychedelic reminiscence. Thanks to its very good instrumental closing section (flute and guitar), "Lady Lady" is my favourite track on this album.

This album just failed the three stars rating (five out ten would I say, average).

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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