Os Mutantes – A Tribute Beck Could Be Proud Of
Back in 1993, when Nirvana played in Brazil, Kurt Cobain wrote a letter to a keyboard player and bassist by the name of Arnaldo Baptista, asking him to please reunite his long-defunct band. The band in question: Os Mutantes. If you’re not big into Latin rock, you might not know the group — but artists you listen to and love were no doubt deeply influenced by it. Among them is Beck, who describes listening to Os Mutantes for the first time as “one of those revelatory moments you live for as a musician, when you find something that you have been wanting to hear for years but never thought existed.
“I made records like Odelay because there was a certain sound and sensibility that I wanted to achieve,” Beck says, “and it was eerie to find that they had already done it 30 years ago, in a totally shocking but beautiful and satisfying way.”
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