Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Costa Rica, Part II

Volcano Poas smells like sulfur

As promised, I'm back for round dos of the Costa Rica-inspired music. Interestingly, this next group came out of Brazil in 1966, where they speak Portuguese, not Spanish. Though, during the trip I also had a Spaniard tell me that Costa Ricans don't speak Spanish either. Go figure. Different dialect, I suppose. Anyway, up next we have Os Mutantes (The Mutants) cranking out their psychedelic, tropicalia rock. These guys worked together from 1966 to 1978, later influencing the likes of Kurt Cobain, Beck, and Talking Heads. In 2006 they got back together and played a few shows with the Flaming Lips and in 2007 they cut a few more tracks. Here are a few tracks off their best of disc, Everything Is Possible (1999).

Os Mutantes - A Minha Menina
Os Mutantes - Bat Macumba

Buy Os Mutantes here!


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