Os Muntantes on Brazilian TV.
October 17, 2005 8:51 PM   Subscribe

Os Mutantes on Brazilian TV. Os Mutantes, Brazilian counterculturalists and one of the greatest psychedelic bands of all time, perform on the Brazilian television show Som Pop- TV Cultura in 1969. Torrent file here.
posted by Sidthecat (20 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Got a login for the last link? I just tried Bugmenot, but it didn't work. Also, it looks like they are not taking new registrations.
posted by NoMich at 8:56 PM on October 17, 2005

Mutantes rock. MiguelCardoso, where the hell are you? We need you to pull translation duty.
posted by jonmc at 8:57 PM on October 17, 2005

I feel a little spaced out...I wish I had a login for you! Looks like you'll have to keep trying; I saw the video on another machine. Perhaps someone who knows more about Bittorrent and the like can point to another source.
posted by Sidthecat at 9:03 PM on October 17, 2005

...one of the greatest psychedelic bands of all time...

If people are looking to give pysch bands a whirl, they should start with Pink Floyd's Piper at the Gates of Dawn, the first two Os Mutantes albums, and then Triptych by the Bevis Frond. The songs represented by the above albums had such a great pop sensibility about them, but were very weird and trippy. Certainly not your run of the mill stuff.
posted by NoMich at 9:04 PM on October 17, 2005

Never heard of Os Mutantes before; thanks for the link.

Thanks for mentioning the Bevis Frond, NoMich. I hadn't heard of them either but picked up both bands on itunes and its really amazing music.

Have to plug my favorite psych album of all time: Dukes of Stratosphear's Psionic Psunspot.
posted by pandaharma at 10:39 PM on October 17, 2005

Great band, great link (I cutnpasted it into the browser if that's any help).

Maybe a little less psych, but quite cool is DC's Dead Meadow.
posted by bardic at 10:54 PM on October 17, 2005

Coralized link to video.

Post with MP3 downloads.

Post with lyrics (translated, yet).
posted by dhartung at 11:35 PM on October 17, 2005

I was really excited about your post and then really pissed when I found out it was at ez torrent. Oh well. It did give me a chance to see the infamous shell commercial with some searching at bedazzled. Algo Mais is on their wonderful second album, Mutantes. Doesn't one of the brothers live in New York now?
posted by sleepy pete at 11:39 PM on October 17, 2005

Until now I had no idea what they looked like. Great post, thanks.
posted by deafmute at 11:50 PM on October 17, 2005

BTW, Dukes of the Stratosphear, aka XTC.
posted by wsg at 12:37 AM on October 18, 2005

Can someone post this torrent so we can actually watch it?
posted by dydecker at 3:18 AM on October 18, 2005

Os Muntantes good.
The Dukes of Stratosphear and Piper at the Gates of Dawn doubleplusgood.
posted by D.C. at 4:19 AM on October 18, 2005

d/l'd it a few days ago and it is great! i even busted out super proper BT etiquette by getting a share rating 2.02.

if you don't know Os Mutantes then get their best of... collection put out on David Byrne's label.

"Baby____ Baby_____ I love youuuuu____"
posted by Gankmore at 6:10 AM on October 18, 2005

Just to be clear, that video shows Gilberto Gil with Os Mutantes singing backup. I don't know if the song was one of Gil's or not, but it doesn't sound like a Mutantes song, based on my admittedly limited knowledge of them.
posted by adamrice at 6:25 AM on October 18, 2005

Sweet! I first heard about the Mutantes just last week when they came up on last.fm. In one song on an album of theirs I just got, there's loud dubbed in coughing over lyrics that the government didn't approve of. Crazy. dhartung, thanks for the link to the Gilberto Gil video, and I await eagerly for someone to liberate the torrent of the other one.

On preview: Gankmore, it would be super great if you could put the file on an open tracker. I can set one up if need be; email's in my profile.
posted by zsazsa at 6:26 AM on October 18, 2005

I'm so sorry that link didn't work! Thank dhartung for the coralized video. I hope this proves to be a popular download and gets picked up by other torrent hosts.

zsazsa: I too love the last.fm.

I second the Dead Meadow recommendation, and am also a big fan of Ben Chasney's heavier Comets on Fire and his Amon-Duul-meets-Devendra-Barnhart Six Organs of Admittance. Sweden's Dungen are also an amazing 70's psych throwback band.

If you are interested in Tropicalia (Gil, Veloso, Gal, Os Mutantes) the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art is putting on a Tropicalia exhibit this fall (Oct. 22-Jan. 7). Tropicalia material is still very expensive and hard-to-find, and I'm excited to see more of it bubbling up in the popular culture.
posted by Sidthecat at 7:40 AM on October 18, 2005

adamrice, your intuition was right. The Gil performance is a Gil song.
posted by dmo at 1:22 PM on October 18, 2005

adamrice, to further clarify, the Gil performance is "Domingo no parque" from his 1968 album, on which Os Mutantes appear throughout. It's a must-have, in my book.

When producer and musician Rogerio Duprat introduced the Mutantes to Gil, he said "They're still kids and they play astonishingly well, and they know everything. It can't be true!"
posted by hydrophonic at 7:33 PM on October 18, 2005

Oh man the second Mutantes album is one of my favorites. Dois Mil E Um is one of the few songs that compels me to dance.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 7:52 PM on October 18, 2005

if you like Os Mutantes,

Secos e Molhados: TV appearances 1973-4 mp3s

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