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Tecnicolor (2000) Mutantes

recorded in 1970 - Released in 2000

recorded in 1970 – Released in 2000


Mutantes ( Mutants) are not a post-punk band. They were not even punks or the like. As a matter of fact they were more a psychedelic and progressive band than anything else.

But they were already playing in their hometown (São Paulo) as early as 1966 and in 1968 would take part, along with Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil and Nara Leão of the most revolutionary movement of the Brazilian pop music (MPB) ever, the Tropicália.


They were Arnaldo Baptista (bass, keyboards, vocals), Rita Lee (vocals) and Sérgio Dias (guitar, bass, vocais). Also played Liminha (bass) and Dinho Leme (drums).

This album Tecnicolor was recorded in France in 1970, but Polydor, who owned the rights decided not to release it due to its lyrics be sung in many different languages. Also the previous album ‘do A ao Z’ was not released because it was composed and recorded while The Mutantes were totally stoned with LSD.

This Mutantes episode is emblematic of the poor relationship between the businessmen and the artistry in Brazil let alone the Mutantes struggled in hard dictatorship times.

Rita Lee is the major rock singer in Brazil to present and Arnaldo and Sérgio are acknowledged all over the world as one of the greatest rock heroes of the world.

This album was finally released in the year 2000

Curiosity – the cover art and handwriting is Sean Lennon’s.

Mutantes’ Official Site


As Mercenárias – Cadê as Armas ? (1986)

rage and urgency in this all female band

rage and urgency in this all female band

In the early 80s in São Paulo City, not only punk bands , but post-punk bands showed up stating SP as the most prolific city when it comes to rock bands in Brazil to date.

Among all these revolting groups The Mercenárias arose causing us surprise since they were not only very angry performers but all of them were women (early male drummer Edgar Scandurra fled and formed the IRA – kind of a mod/punk band) and presented us with one of the most violent and urgent punk music ever heard in Brazil.

  • Sandra Coutinho: Bass guitar
  • Rosalia: vocals
  • Ana Machado: Guitar:
  • Lou: drums (Edgar Scandurra was the first drummer)

They released only 2 official albuns, here is the first one ‘Cadê as Armas’ [1986] (Where are the guns?)

download – on the cover

Kid Abelha – 2 albuns (1984 and 1987)

All over the world the names Talking Heads and B 52s are among the most remembered bands when it comes to ‘new wave’ and from the sunny Rio de Janeiro City they come Kid Abelha and the Abóboras Selvagens.

Sweet and dancy melodies sung by the sex bomb Paula Toller and played by her mates Leoni, George Israel and Bruno Fortunato.

First album - they came to stay

First album - they came to stay

They’re still playing to-day (Leoni fled) with about 20 albuns issued since 1984 proving that they’re more than just beautiful people.

Here we have the first album Seu Espião (Your Spy) and the third one Tomate (Tomato)

critics acclaimed 'best album'

critics acclaimed 'best album'

Ask your sweetheart a dance tonight.

Download – on the covers

Original links: Kju13 e Bomba Rock