Os Mutantes In Concert

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1 hr 27 min 54 sec
 

In the mid-'60s, when the youth culture was turning on and tuning in to psychedelic sounds in the U.S. and U.K., Os Mutantes' members were stirring up their own counterculture revolution in their native Brazil. The band helped found Brazil's Tropicalia musical and cultural movement, which also included Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil and Jorge Ben. Os Mutantes released two groundbreaking albums toward the end of the '60s; both have had a lasting impact on the musical landscape and influenced the likes of David Byrne, Beck and Of Montreal's Kevin Barnes.

Set List

  • "Ardim Eletrico"
  • "Technicolor"
  • "El Justiciero"
  • "Baby"
  • "Querida Querida"
  • "Bagdah"
  • "2000 Agarra Um"
  • "Caminhante Noturno"
  • "Neurociencia"
  • "Samba Do Fidel"
  • "Anagrama"
  • "Top Top"
  • "Balada Do Louco"
  • "Minha Menina"
  • "Ando Meio Desligado"
  • "Cabeludo"
  • Encore
  • "Bat Macumba"
  • "Panis"
Os Mutantes
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Os Mutantes recently began touring the U.S. to celebrate the release of the band's first new album in 35 years, Haih Or Amortecedor. One of its stops was at World Cafe Live for a concert broadcast on WXPN in Philadelphia. For Os Mutantes' first-ever performance in Philadelphia, the band performed early classics, along with a handful of new songs. Still wearing the trademark cape that he wore on the cover of Os Mutantes' first album, lead singer Sergio Dias Baptista (the only remaining member of the original lineup) took the audience on a joyous, almost euphoric romp through his psych-rock and pop catalog.

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