Tropicália: A Revolution in Brazilian Culture – A London Exhibition

Os Mutantes (Apr 2006 – Set 2007)
Zélia Duncan – vocals
Sérgio Dias Baptista – guitars, vocals
Arnaldo Dias Baptista – keyboards, vocals
RonalDinho Leme – drums
Vinicius Junqueira – bass
Simony Soul – percussion
Vitor Trida – various instruments
Henrique Peters – keyboards
Fabio Recco – backing vocals, hand percussions
Esméria Bulgaria – backing vocals, hand percussions

– Because of an exhibition in London about the Tropicália movement in the sixties, a series of undefinable coincidences afforded by serendipity reunited Sérgio, Arnaldo, Liminha and Dinho to play together under the initial proposition of a one only presentation at the Barbican Theater in London as part of the aforementioned Tropicália event. When talks evolved to actually reforming Mutantes as a real band for touring and recording purposes, Liminha prefered out. Everything else grew from there.

– Rita Lee did not wish to take part in reviving os Mutantes. As she put it, her time machine is always pointed towards the future, never the past.

2006-05-10 São Paulo-SP Brasil Dress Rehearsal – ???
2006-05-22 London England The Barbican Theatre
2006-07-21 New York-NY USA Webster Hall
2006-07-23 Hollywood-CA USA The Hollywood Bowl
2006-07-24 San Francisco-CA USA The Fillmore Auditoirum
2006-07-26 Seattle-WA USA The Moore Theatre
2006-07-28 Denver-CO USA Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
2006-07-30 Chicago-IL USA Pitchfork Music Festival – Union Park
2006-08-02 Miami-FL USA Artime Theatre
2006-11-15 Rio de Janeiro-RJ Brasil Garden Hall – Shopping Barra Garden
[Av. das Américas, 3255, Barra da Tijuca]
2007-01-25 São Paulo-SP Brasil Parque da Independência –  Museu do Ipiranga
2007-02-03 Rio de Janeiro-RJ Brasil Vivo Rio
[Av Infante Dom Henrique, Parque do Flamengo]
2007-03-07 Rio ou São Paulo? Brasil Jornal MTV
2007-03-17 Curitiba-PR Brasil Curitiba Master Hall
2007-04-xx Rio de Janeiro-RJ Brasil Altas Horas – Rede Globo
2007-04-13 Recife-PE Brasil Festival Abril Pro Rock – Palco 1
2007-04-17 São Paulo-SP Brasil SESC Pompeia – Programa Bem Brasil – TV Cultura
2007-04-20 Belo Horizonte-MG Brasil Freegells Music
2007-04-21 Belo Horizonte-MG Brasil Freegells Music
2007-06-17 Ribeirão Preto-SP Brasil Festival João Rock – Estádio do Comercial
2007-06-29 Rio de Janeiro-RJ Brasil Circo Voador
2007-06-30 Rio de Janeiro-RJ Brasil Circo Voador
2007-xx-xx São Paulo-SP Brasil 15° Auto Motor
2007-07-11 Chicago-IL USA The Metro [3730 North Clark]
2007-07-13 Los Angeles-CA USA El Rey Theatre
2007-07-17 New York-NY USA Lincoln Center Festival – Rose Theatre
2007-07-21 Valência Spain Benicàssim Castellón
FIB – Festival Internacional de Benicàssim
2007-07-26 Dublin Ireland Vicar Street [56 Thomas St.]
2007-07-27 London England The Forum [9-17 Highgate Rd, Kentish Town]
2007-07-28 Liverpool England The New Picket [61 Jordan St.]
2007-07-29 Glasgow Scotland Old Fruitmarket [Candleriggs]

Mutantes Last Stand

Mutantes (May – Jun 1978)
Sérgio Dias – guitar, vocals
Betina Gama – vocals
Luciano Alves – keyboards, vocals
Fernando Gama – bass, vocals
Rui Mota – drums, vocals
+
Cláudio Cesar Dias Baptista – sound engineer

1978-05-31 São Paulo-SP Brasil Palácio das Convenções do Anhembi
1978-06-06 Ribeirão Preto-SP Brasil Teatro de Arena

– Fernando Gama played for Veludo (74) before helping form Vimana (75). Betina is his wife.

– Arnaldo was the opening set and made a guest appearance with Mutantes at the Anhembi.

– It has been suggested that Serginho no longer felt that special inner relationship with his fellow bandmates, that he believes is so important for the music of Mutantes to be truthful. By 1978, progressive rock is being viewed as old music, the scene now taken by Disco, and New Wave.

– After recording in 1980, his self-titled first solo album, Sergio Dias moves to New York where he lives for the following years.

– Dec 31, 1981, coincidentally Rita Lee’s birthday, Arnaldo attempts to escape from the psychiatric ward of the hospital where he has been committed to by his mother. He does this by jumping from a 4th story window that he managed to break open. He would spend the next two months in coma.

– Rita Lee forms in 1978 a new band with her future husband Roberto de Carvalho and begins a solo career that becomes so sucessful, she quickly reaches superstardom status in Brazil. She would later venture into radio and television, both with great popular success, before once again returning to touring after the new millenium. In 2013, she announces that she is offically retired.

Mutated Again

Mutantes (Apr 1976 – Oct 1977)
Sérgio Dias – guitar, vocals
Luciano Alves – keyboards, vocals
Paulo de Castro – bass, vocals
Rui Motta – drums, vocals

1976-04-21 Belo Horizonte-MG Brasil Mackenzie Esporte Clube (Santo Antônio)
1976-04-29 São Paulo-SP Brasil TUCA – Teatro da Universidade Catolica
1976-04-30 São Paulo-SP Brasil TUCA – Teatro da Universidade Catolica
1976-05-01 São Paulo-SP Brasil TUCA – Teatro da Universidade Catolica
1976-05-02 São Paulo-SP Brasil TUCA – Teatro da Universidade Catolica
1976-05-11 Campinas-SP Brasil Ginásio Poliesportivo Taquari
1976-05-29 São Paulo-SP Brasil Ginásio da Portuguesa (Canindé)
1976-08-03 Rio de Janeiro-RJ Brasil Sala Corpo e Som [2 shows]
MAM – Museu de Arte Moderna
1976-08-04 Rio de Janeiro-RJ Brasil Sala Corpo e Som [2 shows]
MAM – Museu de Arte Moderna
1976-08-05 Rio de Janeiro-RJ Brasil Sala Corpo e Som [2 shows]
MAM – Museu de Arte Moderna
1976-08-06 Rio de Janeiro-RJ Brasil Sala Corpo e Som [2 shows]
MAM – Museu de Arte Moderna
1976-08-07 Rio de Janeiro-RJ Brasil Sala Corpo e Som [2 shows]
MAM – Museu de Arte Moderna
1976-08-08 Rio de Janeiro-RJ Brasil Sala Corpo e Som
MAM – Museu de Arte Moderna
1976-08-09 Rio de Janeiro-RJ Brasil Sala Corpo e Som
MAM – Museu de Arte Moderna
1976-xx-xx Rio de Janeiro-RJ Brasil Sport Clube Mackenzie (Meir)
1976-xx-xx Rio de Janeiro-RJ Brasil Club dos Magnatas (Rocha)
1976-xx-xx Rio de Janeiro-RJ Brasil Teatro João Caetano [Praça Tiradentes, Centro]
1976-xx-xx São Paulo-SP Brasil Ginásio Palestra Itália
1976-09-30 São Paulo-SP Brasil Teatro Aquarius [2 shows – 21h e 24h]
1976-10-01 São Paulo-SP Brasil Teatro Aquarius [2 shows – 21h e 24h]
1976-10-02 São Paulo-SP Brasil Teatro Aquarius [2 shows – 21h e 24h]
1976-10-07 São Paulo-SP Brasil Teatro Aquarius [‘Sessão Maldita’ – 24h]
1976-10-08 São Paulo-SP Brasil Teatro Aquarius [‘Sessão Maldita’ – 24h]
1976-10-09 São Paulo-SP Brasil Teatro Aquarius [‘Sessão Maldita’ – 24h]
1976-10-10 São Paulo-SP Brasil Teatro Aquarius
1976-11-20 São Caetano-SP Brasil Ginásio de Esportes São Caetano
1976-12-18 São Paulo-SP Brasil Estádio do Morumbi

– Luciano Alves and Paulo de Castro have also played for Veludo in previous incarnations of that band.

Show Mutantes & O Terço – Como Nos Velhos Tempos

– Two of the most respected progressive rock bands in Brazil, Os Mutantes and O Terço,  join forces on stage for a series of shows throughout the country, playing plenty of Beatles covers.

1977-02-10 São Paulo-SP Brasil Teatro Municipal de São Paulo [2 shows]
1977-02-11 São Paulo-SP Brasil Teatro Municipal de São Paulo [2 shows]
1977-02-12 São Paulo-SP Brasil Teatro Municipal de São Paulo [2 shows]
1977-02-13 São Paulo-SP Brasil Teatro Municipal de São Paulo [2 shows]
1977-03-26 São Paulo-SP Brasil Ginásio da Portuguesa (Canindé)
1977-xx-xx Belo Horizonte-MG Brasil ???
1977-xx-xx Salvador-BA Brasil ???
1977-xx-xx Curitiba-PR Brasil ???
1977-xx-xx Florianópolis-SC Brasil ???
1977-xx-xx Porto Alegre-RS Brasil ???
1977-04-26 Rio de Janeiro-RJ Brasil Sport Clube Mackenzie (Meir)
1977-05-11 Campinas-SP Brasil Ginásio do Taquaral

 

 

– Toninho Petcov, now living in Italy, invites os Mutantes to take part in a Festival.

– The band resides in Milan for four months, where a number of recordings are said to have been made but shelved.

1977-06-xx Trieste Italia Fiera di Trieste – Festa Dell’Unità

– Serginho returns to Brazil and fires the band. He later reconsiders and starts looking for new people to play with. Arnaldo was his first call, but his brother declines the offer.

– Arnaldo has formed his second band Arnaldo & Patrulha do Espaço, that quickly becomes a success in São Paulo by critics and fans alike, during the year that he stays with the project. Within that time, a studio album and a live album were recorded but never oficially released until a decade later. The band Patrulha do Espaço continued their career without Arnaldo.

eloced

Progressively Mutante

Mutantes (Aug 1974  – Mar 1976)
Sérgio Dias – guitar, vocals
Túlio Mourão – keyboards, vocals
Antonio Pedro – bass, vocals
Rui Motta – drums, vocals

– Just prior to the begining of recording sessions, Liminha and Sérgio get into an argument that ends with Liminha quitting the band. Liminha will become an extremely successful record producer.

– Antonio Pedro, another member of Veludo Elétrico, was quickly approached.

– Mutantes record what will prove to be their biggest selling album Tudo Foi Feito Pelo Sol (1974-11)

TFFPS cover

– According to folklore, the album was recorded live in the studio with the whole band tripping on acid.

The EP Cavaleiros Negros (1976-03).

1974-08-30 Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Teatro João Caetano (Pça Tiradentes)
1974-08-31 Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Teatro João Caetano (Pça Tiradentes)
1974-10-24 São Paulo-SP Brasil Teatro Bandeirantes
[Av Brigadeiro Luis Antonio]
1974-10-25 São Paulo-SP Brasil Teatro Bandeirantes
[Av Brigadeiro Luis Antonio]
1974-10-26 São Paulo-SP Brasil Teatro Bandeirantes
[Av Brigadeiro Luis Antonio]
1974-10-27 São Paulo-SP Brasil Teatro Bandeirantes
[Av Brigadeiro Luis Antonio]
1974-11-07 São Paulo-SP Brasil Tenda do Calvário [Rua Lisboa n° 931]
1974-11-08 São Paulo-SP Brasil Tenda do Calvário [Rua Lisboa n° 931]
1974-11-09 São Paulo-SP Brasil Tenda do Calvário [Rua Lisboa n° 931]
1974-11-10 São Paulo-SP Brasil Tenda do Calvário [Rua Lisboa n° 931]
1974-11-21 São Paulo-SP Brasil TUCA – Teatro da Universidade Catolica
1974-11-22 São Paulo-SP Brasil TUCA – Teatro da Universidade Catolica
1974-11-24 Belo Horizonte-MG Brasil Minas Tênis Clube
1974-11-27 Belo Horizonte-MG Brasil Teatro Afonso Nunes
1974-11-28 Belo Horizonte-MG Brasil Teatro Afonso Nunes
1974-11-29 Belo Horizonte-MG Brasil Teatro Afonso Nunes
1974-11-30 Belo Horizonte-MG Brasil Teatro Afonso Nunes
1974-12-07 Curitiba-PR Brasil Circulo Militar
1974-12-xx Londrina-PR Brasil Ginásio Moringão
1974-xx-xx São Paulo-SP Brasil Teatro Aquarius
1974-12-xx Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Teatro Tereza Raquel (Copacabana)
1974-12-xx Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Teatro Tereza Raquel (Copacabana)
1974-12-xx Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Teatro Tereza Raquel (Copacabana)
1974-12-xx Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Teatro Tereza Raquel (Copacabana)
1974-12-xx Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Teatro Tereza Raquel (Copacabana)
1975-01-18 Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Festival Hollywood Rock
Estádio General Severiano,
Botafogo Futebol e Regatas (Botafogo)
1975-02-28 Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Cine Bruni 70 (Leblon)
1975-03-01 Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Cine Bruni 70 (Leblon)
1975-03-29 São Paulo-SP Brasil Autódromo de Interlagos
1975-xx-xx Londrina-PR Brasil Ginásio Moringão
1975-xx-xx Campos dos Goytacazes-RJ Brasil Festival de Rock de Campos dos Goytacazes
1975-08-05 Rio de Janeiro-RJ Brasil Teatro Tereza Raquel (Copacabana)
1975-08-06 Rio de Janeiro-RJ Brasil Teatro Tereza Raquel (Copacabana)
1975-08-07 Rio de Janeiro-RJ Brasil Teatro Tereza Raquel (Copacabana)
1975-08-08 Rio de Janeiro-RJ Brasil Teatro Tereza Raquel (Copacabana)
1975-08-09 Rio de Janeiro-RJ Brasil Teatro Tereza Raquel (Copacabana)
1975-08-10 Rio de Janeiro-RJ Brasil Teatro Tereza Raquel (Copacabana)
1975-08-30 Rio de Janeiro-RJ Brasil Sport Clube Mackenzie (Meir)
1975-09-xx São Vincente-SP Brasil Ilha Porchat Clube
1975-09-xx ???-SP Brasil  ???
1975-09-xx ???-SP Brasil  ???
1975-09-xx ???-SP Brasil  ???
1975-09-12 Porto Alegre-RS Brasil Ginásio Gigantinho (Praia de Belas)
1975-09-xx ???-SC Brasil  ???
1975-10-01 São Paulo-SP Brasil Teatro Bandeirantes
[Av Brigadeiro Luis Antonio]
1975-10-02 São Paulo-SP Brasil Teatro Bandeirantes
[Av Brigadeiro Luis Antonio]
1975-10-03 São Paulo-SP Brasil Teatro Bandeirantes
[Av Brigadeiro Luis Antonio]
1975-10-04 São Paulo-SP Brasil Teatro Bandeirantes
[Av Brigadeiro Luis Antonio]
1975-10-05 São Paulo-SP Brasil Teatro Bandeirantes
[Av Brigadeiro Luis Antonio]
1975-xx-xx ???-MG Brasil  ???
1975-10-xx Londrina-PR Brasil Teatro Philadelfia
[Avenida Juscelino Kubitscheck 1652]
1975-xx-xx GO Brasil  ???
1975-xx-xx Brasilia-DF Brasil  ???
1975-11-11 Santos-SP Brasil Clube Internacional de Regatas
(Ponta da Praia)
1975-11-16 São Paulo-SP Brasil Clube Atlético Juventus (Mocca)
1975-11-30 São Paulo-SP Brasil Sociedade Amigos de Vila Formosa
1975-xx-xx ???-BA Brasil  ???
1975-xx-xx ???-PE Brasil  ???
1975-xx-xx ???-CE Brasil  ???
1975-xx-xx ???-PB Brasil  ???
1975-xx-xx ???-RN Brasil  ???
1976-01-xx Rio de Janeiro-RJ Brasil Teatro Tereza Raquel (Copacabana)
1976-01-xx Rio de Janeiro-RJ Brasil Teatro Tereza Raquel (Copacabana)
1976-01-xx Rio de Janeiro-RJ Brasil Teatro Tereza Raquel (Copacabana)
1976-01-xx Rio de Janeiro-RJ Brasil Teatro Tereza Raquel (Copacabana)
1976-01-xx Rio de Janeiro-RJ Brasil Teatro Tereza Raquel (Copacabana)
1976-02-11 Rio de Janeiro-RJ Brasil Jequiá Clube (Ilha do Governador)
1976-03-xx São Paulo-SP Brasil Tenda do Calvário [Rua Lisboa 931]

Before Liminha Leaves

Mutantes (Oct 1973 – Aug 1974)
Sérgio Dias – guitar, vocals
Túlio Mourão – keyboards, vocals
Liminha – bass, vocals
Rui Motta – drums, vocals

 

 

1973-10-26 Ribeirão Preto-SP Brasil Ginásio Cava do Bosque
1973-11-03 Mococa-SP Brasil Estádio Olímpico de São Sebastião, Campo do Radium Futebol Clube
1973-xx-xx São Vincente-SP Brasil Ilha Porchat Clube
1973-xx-xx Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Cine Bruni [Visc. Pirajá, Ipanema]
1973-11-24 Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Colégio Zacharia (Tijuca)
1973-11-30 Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Colégio Afonso Celso (Campo Grande)
1973-12-07 Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil MAM – Museu de Arte Moderna
1973-12-09 Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Colégio Dom Othon Mota (Santa Cruz)
1974-01-25 São Paulo-SP Brasil ??? – Aniversário de São Paulo
1974-04-14 Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Ginásio do Botafogo Futebol e Regatas (Mourisco)
1974-05-04 São Paulo-SP Brasil Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie [Rua Itambé, 135 – Consolação]
1974-05-11 Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Teatro Rio Branco
1974-05-25 Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Ginásio Álvaro Vieira Lima, Tijuca Tenis Club (Tijuca)

 

– Túlio Mourão and Rui Motta leave their band Veludo Elétrico to join Mutantes.

– By the begining of 1974, Serginho and Liminha have both left Cantarera-SP and moved to Rio de Janeiro-RJ.

– By mid 1974, Mutantes signs with Som Livre Records. They rented a place in Itaipava near Petropolis (about an hours drive from the city of Rio de Janeiro) and focused on rehearsing new material for the new album and future live presentations.

Manito & Mutantes

Mutantes (Jun -Set 1973)
Sérgio Dias – guitar, vocals
Manito – keyboards, saxes, flutes, perc.
Liminha – bass
Dinho Leme – drums

 

1973-08-xx Itapira-SP Brasil Sitio do Chico [Eleutério]
1973-xx-xx São Paulo-SP Brasil Teatro Rio Branco [Av Higienopolis 996]
1973-xx-xx Brasilia-DF Brasil ???
1973-xx-xx Goiania-GO Brasil ???
1973-09-09 Belo Horizonte-MG Brasil Campo do Cruzeiro Esporte Clube
     

– Although an amazing musician, Manito did not fit with the music the band was making and after a short tour through the interior of the midwest of the country, he asked to leave.

1973-08_Serginho_edit

Manito with Mutantes in Itapira-SP

Manito with Mutantes in Itapira-SP

Mutantes Com 2Mil Watts de Rock

Mutantes (Oct 1972 – Jun 1973)
Arnaldo Baptista – organ, keyboards, vocals
Sérgio Dias – guitar, vocals
Liminha – bass
Dinho Leme – drums
+
Cláudio Cesar Dias Baptista – sound engineer

Show Mutantes Com 2 Mil Watts de Rock

1972-12-23 São Paulo-SP Brasil Concha Acústica do Parque da Aclimação
1973-01-12 São Paulo-SP Brasil Teatro Aquárius
1973-01-13 São Paulo-SP Brasil Teatro Aquárius
1973-01-14 São Paulo-SP Brasil Teatro Aquárius
1973-02-11 Cambé-PR Brasil 1a Colher de Chá – Chacara Cascata
– Clube Recreativo Cascata
1973-02-17 Santos-SP Brasil Estádio Urbano Caldeira
1973-02-28 Salvador-BA Brasil Concha Acústica Castro Alves
1973-03-14 Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Teatro Tereza Raquel (Copacabana)
1973-03-15 Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Teatro Tereza Raquel (Copacabana)
1973-03-16 Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Teatro Tereza Raquel (Copacabana)
1973-03-17 Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Teatro Tereza Raquel (Copacabana)
1973-03-18 Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Teatro Tereza Raquel (Copacabana)
1973-04-06 São Paulo-SP Brasil TUCA – Teatro da Universidade Católica
1973-04-07 São Paulo-SP Brasil TUCA – Teatro da Universidade Católica
1973-04-08 São Paulo-SP Brasil TUCA – Teatro da Universidade Católica
1973-05-10 São Paulo-SP Brasil Phono 73 – Palácio de Convenções Anhembi

– After recording the album ‘O A E O Z’, it is said that one of the executives at Philips Records didn’t understand the heavy progressive rock Mutantes was playing and deemed the whole album as material with no commercial value, consequently sealing it for years in their vault. Adding salt to the wound, the label cut Mutantes from their cast.

– A fire broke in the van that held all their equipment. Tripping on acid, everyone just watched it burn, mesmorized at the spectacle. When Cláudio found out, he was livid and left the band, moved to Rio de Janeiro and started a new company, CCDB.

– Arnaldo began having bouts of  depression, a state of mind that was quickly becoming more and more common for him. It’s been said that Arnaldo had gone from his normal self to megalomaniac to weird within a certain time frame, and most people tend to point the finger to his use of LSD as the changing factor.

– On a whim Arnaldo decides that os Mutantes should play for free in a festival happening in the state of Minas Gerais. No one wants to go and he is out voted. Arnaldo therefore informs that he quits the band and goes off to Minas with his keyboards and a roadie to play for his first solo appearance. He too will repeatedly refuse various requests made by his younger brother to return to the band.