October 3, 2014 – 2:10 pm

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Vancouver 2009 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Rio Theatre, Vancouver BC, Canada; September 3, 2009. Very good audience recording.

Os Mutantes (”The Mutants”) are an influential Brazilian psychedelic rock band that were linked with the Tropicália movement of the late 1960s. After a hiatus from the late 1970s to the early 2000s, the band reunited in 2006, touring and recording new material. - wikipedia

Influenced by Hélio Oiticica’s art installation of the same name, Tropicália drew from the cultural concept of antropofagia, or the cultural and musical cannibalism of all societies. Hence Tropicalia fused rock with Brazilian and African rhythms. It also drew from poetry and theatre.

Adrian Mack, reviewing the show at thesnipenews.com:

This year’s [2009] version of Os Mutantes radiated an instant and all-consuming warmth, with toothsome co-founder Sérgio Dias projecting intoxicant levels of goodwill and joy from beneath a floor-length wizard robe. We should all be so happy at 57. And we should all wear wizard robes.

Dias thoughtfully incorporated “the poor people of Vancouver” into the preamble for “El Justiciero”, while leotarded and monkey-dancing firecracker Bia Mendes gave us the choice of either English or Portuguese before taking the sultry lead on “Baby” and shunting matters even further into the realm of heartburstingly awesome…

Os Mutantes has always had its own logic, musically speaking, dancing on the head of a pin with parts that abrade uncomfortably against each other until a subtle switch up magically brings it all together, and “2000 e Agarrum” in particular flipped thrillingly between freefall and quantum precision. Bear in mind that Dias fronts a seven-piece band of multi-instrumentalists who sing like birds and busy themselves with all manner of percussion instruments when they aren’t splattering the canvas with a variety of woodwind and stringed-things.

Thanks to crowflies for sharing the tracks at Dime.

Pictures by Jessica Bardosh, posted at thesnipenews.com.

Master Recording on Sony Minidisc MZ NF810 w Sony Ext Mic >Analog Cable > PC
Soundcard > Audacity > CD Wav > TLH

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

Please Do Not Hammer The Links. Due to the size of some of the files, please be very patient when downloading the tracks. It could be that the server was very busy. The tracks should still be around. Please try again later. Kindly email us at [email protected] if you encounter persistent problems downloading the files.

Would be appreciated if someone can help out with the setlist.

Disc 1
Track 101. Tecnicolor 5:12 (8.7MB)
Track 102. El Justiciero 5:17 (8.9MB)
Track 103. A Minha Menina 4:35 (7.7MB)
Track 104. Baby 4:15 (7.2MB)
Track 105. (chat) 0:50 (1.4MB)
Track 106. Querida Querida 4:21 (7.3MB)
Track 107. Teclar 3:11 (5.3MB)
Track 108. (chat) 0:40 (1.1MB)
Track 109. 2000 E Agarrum 3:56 (6.6MB)
Track 110. Baghdad Blues 5:28 (9.2MB)
Track 111. Jardim Elétrico 4:16 (7.2MB)
42 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Samba Do Fidel 7:25 (12.4MB)
Track 202. Neurociência Do Amor 4:17 (7.2MB)
Track 203. Anagrama 4:40 (7.8MB)
Track 204. Top Top 2:43 (4.6MB)
Track 205. Balada Do Louco 4:35 (7.7MB)
Track 206. Ando Meio Desligado/A Hora E A Vez Do Cabelo Nasce 11:45 (19.7MB)
Track 207. Bat Macumba 6:01 (10.1MB)
42 min

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  1. 3 Responses to “OS MUTANTES - VANCOUVER 2009”

  2. is not the original lineup, 1967.
    It is the lineup from 2008 to 2012.
    Sérgio Dias – vocals, guitars, organ, cello, oud, percussion & harmonica
    Dinho Leme – drums, percussion & vocals
    Bia Mendes - vocals & percussion
    Fábio Recco - vocals & piano
    Vinícius Junqueira - bass & piano bass
    Henrique Peters - vocals, keyboards, piano & organ
    Vitor Trida - vocals, keyboards, guitars, viola caipira, flute, cello & violi

    By caton3 on Oct 3, 2014

  3. Muito muito muito obrigado! Bring on all the Mutantes ya got! Here are the track titles:

    101 Tecnicolor
    102 El Justiciero
    103 A Minha Menina
    104 Baby
    105 (chat)
    106 Querida Querida
    107 Teclar
    108 (chat)
    109 2000 E Agarrum
    110 Baghdad Blues
    111 Jardim Elétrico
    201 Samba Do Fidel
    202 Neurociência Do Amor
    203 Anagrama
    204 Top Top
    205 Balada Do Louco
    206 Ando Meio Desligado / A Hora E A Vez Do Cabelo Nascer (one leads right into the other around the 7:11 mark; this could be split into two tracks)
    207 Bat Macumba

    Man, I love this site!

    By Motorvilleboy on Oct 12, 2014

  4. Hello Motorvilleboy

    Thanks for the track list. Cheers.

    By bigozine2 on Oct 12, 2014

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