Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Gilberto Gil- Gilberto Gil [1968 excellent Tropicalia]

More Brazilian music,some heavier japanese rock will follow later today
Gil made his first self-titled recording in 1966, but his first hit single didn't come about until 1969, with "Aquele Abraco." His musical fusion of bossa nova, samba, and other styles was so revolutionary it frightened the country's military dictatorship into arresting him, and that's when he headed to Great Britain. (He and Caetano Veloso were placed in solitary confinement while authorities figured out what they wanted to do with the pair.) After three years in England, where he had the chance to work with groups like Pink Floyd, Yes, the Incredible String Band, and Rod Stewart's band(The Faces) in London clubs, he returned to Brazil in 1972
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Gilberto Gil's second album is packed with some of the best songs of his career -- jubilant pop extravaganzas like "Domingo No Parque," "Pega a Voga, Cabeludo," and "Frevo Rasgado" that were equally inspired by the irresistible, brassy bombast of Carnaval and intelligent rock & roll from America and Britain. Even more than the other Tropicalistas, though, Gil blends his rock and native influences seamlessly, resulting in songs like "Ele Falava Nisso Todo Dia," which chart an intriguing fusion of Brazilian and British Invasion (before he breaks into Portuguese for the first verse, the intro sounds exactly like a few early Rolling Stones productions). Gil's occasional backing band, the teenage Tropicalia breakouts known as Os Mutantes, join in on the feel-good Brazilian pop anthem "Domingou." Enjoyable and never as experimental as his work would soon become, Gilberto Gil 1968 is one of the best Tropicalia albums ever released. []

Recommended!,its a excellent album


Blogger Risuaita said...

Good album, shouldn't be missed

9:36 PM  
Blogger archigram said...

Really amazing stuff here, thanks!

Do you happen to have any Inoyamaland? They were a more electronic Japanese band in the late 70's/early 80's.

2:02 AM  
Blogger Dirk said...

added that one to the slsk wishlist

11:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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10:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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2:54 AM  
Blogger Νομίζω said...

great site with interesting music. See you...

This album is far from good

7:32 PM  
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Awesome post, I remember this guy form my grandmother, she used to put this record every morning when I was younger.

10:59 PM  

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