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  ???
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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)
1974-05-29 São Paulo-SP Brasil Ginásio Portuguêsa de Desportos

– 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 located in the mountains 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.

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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.

Mutantes – Classic Formation Years

Mutantes (Dec 1970 – Oct 1972)
Rita Lee – vocals, perc., flute
Arnaldo Baptista – organ, keyboards, vocals
Sérgio Dias – guitar, vocals
Liminha – bass
Dinho Leme – drums
+
Cláudio Cesar Dias Baptista – sound engineer

– By the end of  1970, Liminha and Dinho Leme were full fledge members of the band appearing on album covers and having their names printed on all band related promotional material.

– Claudio began touring with the band so to handle all technical matters regarding the equipment he made for them.

– All five members of the band buy property near each other in the region of the Serra da Cantarera, in São Paulo. There, they will live and rehearse together.


Mutantes backyard rehearsals in Cantareira

– During the series of presentations for TV show Som Livre Exportação, they would record their bit for the program in the afternoon and then play a full gig at night in a town close by, generally on the weekends (friday-saturday nights).

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1970-12-12 São Paulo-SP Brasil Programa Som Livre Exportação
Estudio da TV Globo
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1970-12-19 São Paulo-SP Brasil Programa Som Livre Exportação
Estudio da TV Globo
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1970-12-26 São Paulo-SP Brasil Programa Som Livre Exportação
Estudio da TV Globo
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1971-01-02 São Paulo-SP Brasil Programa Som Livre Exportação
Estudio da TV Globo
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1971-01-09 São Paulo-SP Brasil Programa Som Livre Exportação
Estudio da TV Globo
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1971-01-16 São Paulo-SP Brasil Programa Som Livre Exportação
Estudio da TV Globo
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1971-01-23 São Paulo-SP Brasil Programa Som Livre Exportação
Estudio da TV Globo
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1971-01-30 São Paulo-SP Brasil Programa Som Livre Exportação
Estudio da TV Globo
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1971-02-06 São Paulo-SP Brasil Programa Som Livre Exportação
Estudio da TV Globo
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1971-02-13 São Paulo-SP Brasil Programa Som Livre Exportação
Estudio da TV Globo
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1971-02-20 São Paulo-SP Brasil Programa Som Livre Exportação
Estudio da TV Globo
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1971-02-27 São Paulo-SP Brasil Programa Som Livre Exportação
Estudio da TV Globo
1971-02-27 SP Brasil ???
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1971-03-06 São Paulo-SP Brasil Programa Som Livre Exportação
Palacio das Exposições do Anhembi
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1971-03-12 BA Brasil ???
1971-03-13 Salvador-BA Brasil Programa Som Livre Exportação
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1971-03-19 RS Brasil ???
1971-03-20 Porto Alegre-RS Brasil Programa Som Livre Exportação
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1971-03-27 Brasilia-DF Brasil Programa Som Livre Exportação
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1971-04-03 Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Programa Som Livre Exportação
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1971-04-10 São Paulo-SP Brasil Programa Som Livre Exportação
Palácio das Exposições do Anhembi
1971-04-10 SP Brasil ???
1971-04-17 Salvador-BA Brasil Programa Som Livre Exportação
1971-04-17 BA Brasil ???
1971-04-24 Porto Alegre-RS Brasil Programa Som Livre Exportação
1971-04-24 RS Brasil ???
1971-05-01 Brasilia-DF Brasil Programa Som Livre Exportação
1971-05-01 DF Brasil ???
1971-05-07 RJ Brasil ???
1971-05-08 Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Programa Som Livre Exportação
1971-05-08 RJ Brasil ???
1971-05-15 ??? Brasil Programa Som Livre Exportação
1971-05-15 ??? Brasil ???
1971-05-22 ??? Brasil Programa Som Livre Exportação
1971-05-22 ??? Brasil ???
1971-05-29 ??? Brasil Programa Som Livre Exportação
1971-05-29 ??? Brasil ???
1971-06-05 ??? Brasil ???
1971-06-12 ??? Brasil ???
1971-06-19 ??? Brasil ???
1971-06-26 ??? Brasil ???
1971-xx-xx Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Programa do Flávio Cavalcanti
Estudio da TV Tupi
1971-xx-xx Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Programa da Hebe Camargo
Estudio da TV Tupi
1971-xx-xx RJ Brasil ???
1971-08-15 São Paulo-SP Brasil Colégio Agostiniano
[R. Marquês de Abrantes, 365 – Belém]
1971-08-22 São Paulo-SP Brasil Teatro São Pedro
1971-xx-xx Vitória-ES Brasil Festival de Chopp do Diretório Acadêmico
Clube Saldanha da Gama
1971-11-xx São Paulo-SP Brasil Esporte Clube Sírio

– The last of the music festivals that they would take part in; Mutantes entered with a satirical song ‘Mande Um Abraço Pra Velha’, that did not get classified.

– Mutantes live are playing long improvisations and stretching songs considerably. Within a year, they will be Brazil’s premium progressive rock band.

1972-03-05 Guararema-SP Brasil Praça central da cidade
1972-04-08 São Paulo-SP Brasil Parque da Agua Branca
1972-04-12 São Paulo-SP Brasil Kenel Clube
1972-06-02 São Paulo-SP Brasil Teatro Oficina
1972-06-03 São Paulo-SP Brasil Teatro Oficina
1972-06-11 São Paulo-SP Brasil Teatro Oficina
1972-06-12 São Paulo-SP Brasil TUCA – Teatro da Universidade Católica
1972-09-17 São Paulo-SP Brasil 7o Festival Internacional da Canção (FIC)
TUCA – Teatro da Universidade Católica
1972-09-30 Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil 7o Festival Internacional da Canção (FIC)
Ginasio do Maracanãzinho
1972-xx-xx Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Teatro Tereza Raquel (Copacabana)

– Oct 1972, Rita Lee leaves the band. Her relationship with Arnaldo has crumbled considerably within the last few months. When Arnaldo told her she should leave the band, she did so immediatly, refusing various requests from the other three members to return to the fold.

– Rita Lee would attempt to form an all girl rock band but gives up because she cannot find more than one other willing female rocker: Lucia Turnbull. Abandoning the all female group idea, Rita and Lucia formed in 1973 a duo called Cilibrinas do Éden, that morphed rather quickly into a full fledged rock band that was named Tutti Frutti.

– Still signed to Philips Records, she forfilled her contract with one last album for that label before leaving to sign with Som Livre Records where Rita Lee & Tutti Frutti became a radio friendly rock/pop band enjoying reasonable success from 1974 to 1978.

Rita Lee & Tutti Frutti

Lucia Turnbull had her first solo album out in 1979 and the Tutti Frutti band without Rita Lee managed one more album released in 1980. 

lucia turnbull fp  o161268

Leaving Psychedelia Behind

Mutantes:
Rita Lee – vocals
Arnaldo Baptista – bass, organ, vocals
Sérgio Dias – guitar, vocals
+
Liminha – bass
Dinho Leme – drums

– Leaving psychedelia behind, the music of os Mutantes in the early seventies is veering towards a louder harder rock sound without losing their pop sensibilities, nor their sense of humor.

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1970-xx-xx São Vincente-SP Brasil Ilha Porchat Clube
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1970-xx-xx São Paulo-SP Brasil Teatro de São Pedro
1970-10-28 Paris France L’Olympia
1970-10-29 Paris France L’Olympia
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1970-10-31 Paris France L’Olympia
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1970-11-24 Paris France L’Olympia
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1970-11-29 Paris France L’Olympia

O Planeta dos Mutantes

Mutantes:
Rita Lee – vocals
Arnaldo Baptista – bass, vocals
Sérgio Dias – guitar, vocals
+
Ronaldo Leme – drums


1969-02 – Mutantes (Mutantes)

1969-01-20 Cannes France MIDEM – Marché International du Disque et de l’Edition Musicale – Palacio dos Festivais
1969-01-xx Paris France subway platform
1969-01-xx Paris France Programme TV Français
1969-02-xx Lisboa Portugal Boate
1969-02-xx Estoril Portugal Boate
1969-02-xx Lisboa Portugal Teatro Villaret

– In Paris they find Petcov living there. They also have their first encounters with marijuana and LSD.

– From Europe they go directly to the US, visiting Disneyland in California (Disney World did not exist yet).

– When they return to São Paulo, Brazil; Arnaldo brings with him a Vox organ. Rita brings copious amounts of LSD.

Moda Mutante

Rita Lee
Arnaldo Baptista
Sérgio Dias

– Moda Mutante was a fashion show promoted by Rhodia between Apr. 17 – May 05. Due to lack of further information, it is unclear at least to me, if and how much os Mutantes played music on these events. It is however understood that Rita, Arnaldo and Sérgio did participate in the fashion show as models.

1969-04-17 São Paulo-SP Brasil Feira de Utilidades Domésticas (UD)
Pavilhão Internacional do Ibirapuera
Pavilhão de Plástico
1969-05-05 São Paulo-SP Brasil Feira de Utilidades Domésticas (UD)
Pavilhão Internacional do Ibirapuera
Pavilhão de Plástico

Mutantes:
Rita Lee – vocals
Arnaldo Baptista – bass, vocals
Sérgio Dias – guitar, vocals
+
Ronaldo Leme – drums

1969-xx-xx São Paulo-SP Brasil ???
1969-06-04 São Paulo-SP Brasil TV Globo – Teatro Globo
[Praça Marechal Deodoro, 340]
1969-06-05 São Paulo-SP Brasil TV Globo – Teatro Globo
[Praça Marechal Deodoro, 340]
1969-06-06 São Paulo-SP Brasil TV Globo – Teatro Globo
[Praça Marechal Deodoro, 340]
1969-06-xx ???-SP Brasil ???

O Planeta dos Mutantes – Multi-Media Theater Play and Rock Show

music and play written by: os Mutantes
play co-written and costumes by José Agripino de Paula
Directed and choreographed by Maria Esther Stockler
with
Juliana Carneiro da Cunha

– Living theater play with slides and super 8 movie projections plus live band.

1969-07-14 Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Teatro Casa Grande
1969-07-21 Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Teatro Casa Grande
1969-07-28 Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Teatro Casa Grande
1969-08-04 Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Teatro Casa Grande
1969-08-11 Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Teatro Casa Grande
1969-08-18 Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Teatro Casa Grande
1969-08-25 Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Teatro Casa Grande
1969-09-01 Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Teatro Casa Grande
1969-09-08 Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Teatro Casa Grande
1969-09-15 Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Teatro Casa Grande
1969-09-22 Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Teatro Casa Grande
1969-09-29 Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Teatro Casa Grande

Mutantes:
Rita Lee – vocals
Arnaldo Baptista – bass, organ, vocals
Sérgio Dias – guitar, vocals
+
Raphael Vilardi – bass
Ronaldo Leme – drums

– Mutantes performed Ando Meio Desligado at the 4º Festival Internacional da Canção (FIC) and were surprised at how well received the song was by the crowds. The song was qualified in tenth place.

1969-07-30 São Paulo-SP Brasil 4º Festival Internacional da Canção (FIC)
TUCA – Teatro da Universidade Católica
1969-09-28 Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil 4º Festival Internacional da Canção (FIC)
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho

Mutantes:
Rita Lee – vocals
Arnaldo Baptista – bass, organ, vocals
Sérgio Dias – guitar, vocals
+
Ronaldo Leme – drums
Liminha – bass

1969-xx-xx São Paulo-SP Brasil Programa Jovem Urgente – TV Cultura
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1969-xx-xx Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil ???
1969-xx-xx Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil ???
1969-xx-xx Porto Alegre-RS Brasil ???
1969-xx-xx Porto Alegre-RS Brasil ???
1969-xx-xx Porto Alegre-RS Brasil ???
1969-xx-xx Vitória-ES Brasil Vitória Futebol Clube
1969-xx-xx Belo Horizonte-MG Brasil ???
1969-xx-xx Belo Horizonte-MG Brasil ???
1969-xx-xx Belo Horizonte-MG Brasil ???
1969-xx-xx Belo Horizonte-MG Brasil ???
1969-xx-xx Rio Preto-SP Brasil IX Exposição de Animais – Automóvel Clube
1969-11-15 São Paulo-SP Brasil Parque Ibirapuera
1969-11-16 São Paulo-SP Brasil Parque Ibirapuera
1969-xx-xx São Paulo-SP Brasil ???

Os Mutantes During Tropicália

Os Mutantes
Rita Lee – vocals, perc.
Arnaldo Baptista – bass, vocals
Sérgio Dias – guitar, vocals
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Dirceu – drums

Recording Studio Albums:


1968-05 – Gilberto Gil (Gilberto Gil)

1968-06 – Os Mutantes (Mutantes)

1968-07 – Tropicália ou Panis et Circencis (Various Artists)

1968-08 – A Banda Tropicalista Do Duprat (Rogerio Duprat)

– Mutantes is the backing band for most, if not all the songs on these three non-Mutantes albums.

– Mutantes also backs Nana Caymmi on another recording, Caetano Veloso’s song Alegria, Alegria for her first EP.

– Caetano Veloso composes and records the song É Proibido Proibir with os Mutantes for another festival, 3° Festival Internacional da Canção. Mutantes will also present the song with Caetano on stage.

– Mutantes also records another song, Glória Ao Rei Dos Confins Do Além by Paulo Cesar de Castro, that took part in yet another festival, II Festival Estudantil de Música Popular, however they did not participate in said festival.

1968-07-07 São Paulo-SP Brasil 4° Festival Nacional da MPB
Auditório da TV Excelsior
[rua Nestor Pestana]
1968-07-14 São Paulo-SP Brasil 4° Festival Nacional da MPB
Auditório da TV Excelsior
[rua Nestor Pestana]
1968-08-23 São Paulo-SP Brasil Gafieira Som de Cristal
[rua Rego Freitas, Centro]
1968-09-12 São Paulo-SP Brasil 3° Festival Internacional da Canção (FIC)
Teatro da Universidade Católica (TUCA)
1968-09-15 São Paulo-SP Brasil 3° Festival Internacional da Canção (FIC)
Teatro da Universidade Católica (TUCA)
1968-09-26 Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil 3° Festival Internacional da Canção (FIC)
Ginasio do Maracanãzinho
1968-09-29 Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil 3° Festival Internacional da Canção (FIC)
Ginasio do Maracanãzinho
1968-10-03 Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Boate Sucata
[Av. Borges de Medeiros, Lagoa]
1968-10-04 Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Boate Sucata
[Av. Borges de Medeiros, Lagoa]
1968-10-05 Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Boate Sucata
[Av. Borges de Medeiros, Lagoa]
1968-10-10 Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Boate Sucata
[Av. Borges de Medeiros, Lagoa]
1968-10-11 Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Boate Sucata
[Av. Borges de Medeiros, Lagoa]
1968-10-12 Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Boate Sucata
[Av. Borges de Medeiros, Lagoa]
1968-10-17 Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Boate Sucata
[Av. Borges de Medeiros, Lagoa]
1968-10-18 Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Boate Sucata
[Av. Borges de Medeiros, Lagoa]
1968-10-19 Rio de Janeiro-GB Brasil Boate Sucata
[Av. Borges de Medeiros, Lagoa]
1968-10-28 São Paulo-SP Brasil Programa Divino Maravilhoso
TV Tupi (Sumaré)
1968-11-04 São Paulo-SP Brasil Programa Divino Maravilhoso
TV Tupi (Sumaré)
1968-11-11 São Paulo-SP Brasil Programa Divino Maravilhoso
TV Tupi (Sumaré)
1968-11-13 São Paulo-SP Brasil 4o Festival da Musica Popular Brasileira
Teatro da Record (Centro)
1968-11-18 São Paulo-SP Brasil Programa Divino Maravilhoso
TV Tupi (Sumaré)
1968-11-25 São Paulo-SP Brasil Programa Divino Maravilhoso
TV Tupi (Sumaré)
1968-12-02 São Paulo-SP Brasil Programa Divino Maravilhoso
TV Tupi (Sumaré)
1968-12-09 São Paulo-SP Brasil Programa Divino Maravilhoso
TV Tupi (Sumaré)
1968-12-09 São Paulo-SP Brasil 4o Festival da Musica Popular Brasileira
Teatro da Record (Centro)
1968-12-16 São Paulo-SP Brasil Programa Divino Maravilhoso
TV Tupi (Sumaré)
1968-12-23 São Paulo-SP Brasil Programa Divino Maravilhoso
TV Tupi (Sumaré)

– Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil are given a weekly TV program to host called Divino Maravilhoso, showcasing the new conceptual art form called the Tropicalia Movement. Os Mutantes take part in every show.

Divino Maravilhoso cast photo:

Jorge Ben, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Rita Lee, Gal Costa
(sitting) Sergio Dias Baptista & Arnaldo Dias Baptista

– Firmly set on taking full advantage of the Festival circuit, and the nationwide exposure it can generate, os Mutantes started entering their own compositions and material from their new repertoire.

Mágico at the IV Festival Nacional da Musica Popular Brasileira

Rita Lee – vocals, perc.
Arnaldo Baptista – bass, vocals
Sérgio Dias – guitar, vocals
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Ronaldo Leme – drums
Liminha – 12 string acoustic guitar
Rogério Duprat – electrified cello

– The song did not classify amongst the five finalist, but the band was very pleased coming in ninth.

The III Festival Internacional da Canção (FIC)

Caminhantes Noturno

Rita Lee – vocals, castanettes, tape-recorder
Arnaldo Baptista – bass, vocals
Sérgio Dias – guitar, vocals
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Ronaldo Leme – drums
Rogério Duprat – conductor and arranger

É Proibido Proibir

Caetano Veloso – vocal
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Mutantes:
Rita Lee – vocals
Arnaldo Baptista – bass, vocals
Sérgio Dias – guitar, vocals
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Ronaldo Leme – drums

Dom Quixote at the IV Festival da Musica Popular Brasileira

Rita Lee – vocals
Arnaldo Baptista – bass, vocals
Sérgio Dias – guitar, vocals
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Ronaldo Leme – drums
Rogério Duprat – arrangements and maestro

 

 

2001  at the IV Festival da Musica Popular Brasileira

Rita Lee – vocals, theremim
Arnaldo Baptista – bass, vocals
Sérgio Dias – guitar, vocals
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Ronaldo Leme – drums
Gilberto Gil – accordian
Liminha – viola caipira (a type of 10 string acoustic guitar)

 

– Dec. 15, 1968, the AI-5 (Ato Inconstitucional #5) was instated by the dictatorship. The AI-5 essentially nullified the constitution, eliminated civil rights and legally gave absolute power to the military dictatorship. Congress was closed, and since there was no more legal need for habeas corpus, people started to disappear very quickly. Amongst prominent musicians, Geraldo Vandré disappeared, as did Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil. Chico Buarque moved to Italy before he disappeared too.

– It took some time before it was known by the general public that both Caetano and Gil had been imprisoned for a number of months and than asked to leave the country.  In part due to their admiration for the Beatles, as well as the whole British art scene of the time, Caetano and Gil both chose to live in London, England.

III Festival da Música Popular Brasileira

Presentation of Domingo no Parque at the III Festival da Música Popular Brasileira

Gilberto Gil – acoustic guitar, vocals
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Os Mutantes:
Rita Lee – vocals
Arnaldo Baptista – bass, vocals
Sérgio Dias – guitar, vocals
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Dirceu – berimbau
Rogério Duprat – conductor and arranger
Record TV Orchestra

– Having continued to appear on the occasional TV show during the first half of 1967 helped keep their name in the back of peoples minds. So when Gilberto Gil was looking for anyone who could help give his new song, Domingo no Parque, that unusual blend of Brazilian northeastern rhythms with what he defined as ‘a kind of Beatles-like, George Martin-ish sound’ that he was looking for, os Mutantes seemed a possible fit.

– A recording on the Phillips label was made of Domingo no Parque and Bom Dia, both Gil compositions, for the Festival. Gil gave Bom Dia to his girlfriend, Nana Caymmi to sing. Os Mutantes played on both recordings but only played with Gil during the festival.

– The producer of these sessions, Manoel Barenbein was so impressed with the three members of os Mutantes that he immediately told Phillips to hire them before someone else does. Os Mutantes had secured their first major label contract on the merits of how they conducted themselves during the Domingo no Parque session.

1967-10-06 São Paulo-SP Brasil 3° Festival da Música Popular Brasileira da TV Record
Teatro Paramount, Centro, São Paulo
1967-10-21 São Paulo-SP Brasil 3° Festival da Música Popular Brasileira da TV Record
Teatro Paramount, Centro, São Paulo

– The song Domingo no Parque won second place and earned the composer a cash prize.

–  Rogério Duprat was ruled the most original arrangement and won a trophy. There was no such category for arrangements, but the jurors were so impressed with the modern concept of Duprat’s work that they created one just so to reward his contribution.

– Gilberto Gil becomes a household name all over the country and os Mutantes make their first mark in Brazilian music history.

– Caetano Veloso, who also makes a name for himself by the end of the festival, invites os Mutantes to record the song ‘Eles‘ for his first solo album Caetano Veloso, also known as Tropicalia, issued at the end of 1967.

Os Mutantes & O Pequeno Mundo de Ronnie Von

Os Mutantes (Oct 1966 – Oct 1972)
Rita Lee – vocals, perc., flute, theremin
Sérgio Dias – guitar, sitar, vocals
Arnaldo Baptista – bass, organ, vocals

– A meeting was arranged between the three members of Os Bruxos and teen idol Ronnie Von, who was set to host a new TV show, also on the prestigious TV Record. Everyone really hit it off with each other and the band was not only invited to take part of the premier, but also secured for themselves a regular guest status on the show.

– Still looking for a definitive name for themselves, Ronnie Von is credited as being the one who suggested the name Os Mutantes. Ronnie was enjoying a book he was reading at the time called ‘La Mort Vivante’ (The Living Dead) by Stefan Wul, that in portuguese was translated to ‘O Império dos Mutantes’ (The Empire of The Mutants). The trio loved the suggestion and immediately adopted the name.

1966-10-15 São Paulo-SP Brasil O Pequeno Mundo de Ronnie Von
Estudio da TV Record
1966-10-22 São Paulo-SP Brasil O Pequeno Mundo de Ronnie Von
Estudio da TV Record
1966-10-29 São Paulo-SP Brasil O Pequeno Mundo de Ronnie Von
Estudio da TV Record
1966-11-05 São Paulo-SP Brasil O Pequeno Mundo de Ronnie Von
Estudio da TV Record
1966-11-12 São Paulo-SP Brasil O Pequeno Mundo de Ronnie Von
Estudio da TV Record
1966-11-19 São Paulo-SP Brasil O Pequeno Mundo de Ronnie Von
Estudio da TV Record
1966-11-xx São Paulo-SP Brasil Show em Si-Monal – TV Record
1966-12-xx São Paulo-SP Brasil O Pequeno Mundo de Ronnie Von
Estudio da TV Record
1967-01-xx São Paulo-SP Brasil O Pequeno Mundo de Ronnie Von
Estudio da TV Record
1967-xx-xx São Paulo-SP Brasil O Pequeno Mundo de Ronnie Von
Estudio da TV Record
1967-xx-xx São Paulo-SP Brasil O Pequeno Mundo de Ronnie Von
Estudio da TV Record

– The television show ‘O Pequeno Mundo de Ronnie Von’ had a general fairy tale theme as a back drop to everything that went on.

– Os Mutantes sang in english various rock and pop tunes, giving special attention to material from Beatles, Rolling Stones and Peter, Paul and Mary. They came up with unusual things to be heard by a pop group, such as a Bach fugue in a cappella and Mozart’s Turkish March played on electric guitars. No one had ever heard this kind of music played with electric instruments before. This drew special attention to the TV show and it set the tone for people to associate the name Mutantes with unusual yet creative music by three carefree youths. At the same time, given the fairy tale nature of the program, the trio also became quite at ease with dressing up in costumes and wearing make-up on stage.

– When the program changed producers and Ronnie Von lost control over how things were done, os Mutantes quickly lost interest and by early 1967, were no longer taking part of the show. Still, they stayed long enough to record the songs ‘O Homem da Bicicleta‘ and ‘Meu Mundo Azul‘ with Ronnie Von for his 1967 album, titled Ronnie Von (aka Ronnie Von nº3). With few praises and somewhat misunderstood at it’s release, history will show that Ronnie Von was the first Brazilian artist to record psychedelic rock music in Brazil.

– During these Ronnie Von recording sessions, Arnaldo, Rita and Sergio make the acquaintance of Ronaldo Leme, who was contracted as the drummer of the band that was set up for Ronnie Von. Ronaldinho Leme, or simply Dinho Leme, would later also play a pivotal role in the Mutantes sound.

1967-xx-xx São Paulo-SP Brasil ?? – TV Record
1967-xx-xx São Paulo-SP Brasil ?? – TV Record
1967-xx-xx São Paulo-SP Brasil Clube dos Artistas – TV Tupi
1967-xx-xx São Paulo-SP Brasil Quadrados e Redondos – TV Bandeirantes
1967-xx-xx São Paulo-SP Brasil Quadrados e Redondos – TV Bandeirantes
1967-xx-xx São Paulo-SP Brasil Quadrados e Redondos – TV Bandeirantes
1967-xx-xx São Paulo-SP Brasil Programa Hit Parade
1967-09-xx São Paulo-SP Brasil Boate Ponto de Encontro – Galeria Metróple
1967-09-xx São Paulo-SP Brasil Programa Hit Parade

– Seen playing at a party by film director Walter Hugo Khouri, os Mutantes were invited to take part in a movie being shot at the time, called As Amorosas. The scene took place in a nightclub with a band playing in the background. They recorded two songs,  ‘Misteriosas Rosas Brancas‘ and ‘Tigre do Inferno‘. Os Mutantes also took part in the recording of some of the incidental music.