Os Mutantes Return

12 09 2009

Brazil’s Musical Mutants Resume Their Strange Trip OS MUTANTES are to this metropolis, South America’s largest, what the Grateful Dead were to San Francisco, the Velvet Underground to New York or Nirvana to Seattle. Simply put, they are an emblematic band indelibly associated with a particular place, time and pop style.

Unlike their American counterparts, though, Os Mutantes, or the Mutants, are still playing, improbable as that may seem given their star-crossed personal, political and commercial history. After three decades apart, the band members reunited last year for a concert in London, liked the results and are now touring and writing again, 40 years after they first began rehearsing in the basement of the home of the brothers Sérgio and Arnaldo Dias Baptista.15roht.large2




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