«The late 60’s in Brazil produced an explosion of creativity that is still reverberating throughout the world… and Os Mutantes (The Mutants) were the most outrageous band of that period. Their creative cannibalism produced psychedelic gems unlike anything else, and they sound as relevant today as anything happening anywhere. They were exactly what their name implies – a mutant genetic recombination of elements of John Cage, The Beatles, and bossa nova. A creature that was too strange and beautiful to live for very long, but too strong to ever fade away. It lives again. Be prepared.» (David Byrne, liner notes to Everything Is Possible).
«While recording the first album, Os Mutantes, in the early part of 1968, producer Manoel Barenbein became extremely curious when he saw Rita walk into the studio holding a can of bug spray (the popular «Flit» brand) and place it among the band’s instruments. Craziness? No, just simply brilliant: The idea was to substitute it for the hi-hat cymbals on the recording of Le premier bonheur du jour. As unthinkable as it may seen, it worked very well. This was just the first in a series of strange inventions that the band developed in the studio amid giggles and big guffaws.» (From the extensive notes by Carlos Calado in the 20-page booklet)
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