O'Seis - Suicida / Apocalipse
One of the rarest records in the world, by ‘Os Mutantes’ before they were ‘Os Mutantes’. Heavyweight Brazilian Psychedelic Rock and Folk.
‘O’Seis’ are the core members of the mighty and legendary ‘Os Mutantes’ - namely Rita Lee and brothers Arnaldo and Sergio Baptista, accompanied here by Raphael Vilardi, Maria ‘Mogguy’ Malheiros and Luiz Pastura.
The record features anthemic, heavyweight, psychedelic rock on ‘Suicida’ b/w deeper, tripped-out MPB-folk on ‘Apocalipse’. Both tracks were written by Rita Lee, assisted by Tobe and Vilardi respectively.
The term ‘holy grail’ is a little overused these days perhaps, but this definitely is one. Originally pressed and released by the band themselves in 1966, apparently, only a handful of copies are known to exist (sources/numbers vary). The record has changed hands for up to a staggering $5000! Ouch.
Label: Mr. Bongo
Genre: Rock & Pop Re-Issues
Format: 7" vinyl
Cat Number: MRB7136
Released: 27 July 2018