Friday, May 19, 2006

Os Mutantes disinterred

'Why be normal?'

Brazilian rockers Os Mutantes were poised to take over the world, but they collapsed under the weight of 1960s free love and drugs. Now they're back. By Will Hodgkinson

Thursday May 18, 2006
The Guardian

Os Mutantes
'Why be normal when you can go where the nuts come from?' ... Os Mutantes
There is a rich lineage of great musicians who have been discovered long after their due. The Buena Vista Social Club took 40 years to find an audience outside Cuba. When the English singer Vashti Bunyan released her debut album in 1970, it was met with such deafening indifference that it took her 36 years to get round to recording a follow-up. Had Nick Drake known that his dismal-selling albums from the early 1970s would become cult classics, he might still be with us today.

Read the rest including how Devendra Banhart wrote to them asking to be a roadie here.


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