Friday, February 10, 2012
Prick Tunes: Os Mutantes "A Minha Menina" and "Baby"
Part of the Tropicália movement of the late 1960s, they took a 28-year hiatus from touring before hitting the road once again in 2006. The first video is from a performance at KEXP in the Bumbershoot Music Lounge in 2009. "A Minha Menina" is originally from their 1968 self-titled debut.
The next song is their second run at their tune "Baby." Their first hack at the Caetano Veloso*-penned tune was a very psychedelic take on the song and was found on their aforementioned debut. The second time around saw them singing the tune in English and taking an approach much more akin to that of a lounge act. Both have original member of the band Rita Lee, who has not rejoined her former bandmates on their tours since reuniting.
*Caetano Veloso was another prominent Tropicália contemporary of Os Mutantes who, along with Gilberto Gil, was exiled from Brazil for two years starting in 1970.