Os Mutantes

Os Mutantes ( Portuguese for The Mutants ) are an influential Brazilian psychedelic rock band that emerged from the Tropicalia movement in the late 1960s.

  • 2.1 albums
  • 2.2 Singles
  • 2.3 EPs
  • 4.1 Official sites
  • 4.2 Other Links


Os Mutantes were formed in 1966 in São Paulo, Brazil by brothers Arnaldo Baptista ( bass, keyboards and vocals) and Sérgio Dias ( guitar and vocals ) and singer Rita Lee. 1971 Liminha bassist and drummer Dinho were added officially. Together, they released five albums before Lee left the band in 1972 to launch her own solo career. Arnaldo left the band in 1973 due to its ongoing problems with LSD, followed by Dinho and - one years later - Liminha. Sérgio Dias led the band as the only original member until its dissolution in 1978.


Although they harvested only limited success in their time, Os Mutantes influenced a variety Brazilian bands such as Pato Fu or Jupiter Maçã. In addition there are many contemporary underground and independent bands in the United States and Europe Os Mutantes to their main influences. Kurt Cobain, for example, has asked for a reunion tour of the trio in 1993 publicly. Beck paid tribute to them with the single Tropicalia on his album Mutations tribute. Talking Heads frontman David Byrne was responsible for the publication and promotion of Backcatalogues under his own label Luaka Bop. Of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes called Os Mutantes several times as his main musical influence.

2006 reunion

Os Mutantes ( Arnaldo, Sérgio and Dinho without Rita Lee and Liminha - Rita Lee was replaced by Zélia Duncan as a singer ) gave as part of the Tropicalia exhibition at the Barbican Centre in London on May 22. 2006 her first concert since 1978. Self in the Webster Hall in New York, the Hollywood Bowl along with the Flaming Lips in Los Angeles, the The Fillmore in San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, on the " Pitchfork Music Festival" in Chicago, and followed in Miami. Was published in 2009 with Haih Or amortecedor their first studio album in 35 years. Furthermore, Sérgio Dias founded the following year along with members of Tahiti Boy and the Palmtree Family the band The Lillies, can be heard on their debut album, guest posts by Iggy Pop and Jane Birkin.