Tribute To Os Mutantes - El Justiciero, Cha Cha Cha
by Various Artists
Released: Nov 2010
Label: Nacional Records
It's hard to improve on perfection. And Os Mutantes, in their beautiful and acid-damaged way, were perfect. Hearing artists struggle through the shredded dynamics of an Os Mutantes track is to realize just how brilliant the Brazilian psych band was: It's not easy to recreate that madness and make it sound effortless. Many artists wisely stay away from their most iconic songs, turning lesser-known gems into their own creations. With big names like Fito Paez, Aterciopelados, Cafe Tacuba on board, Justiciero is a tribute, but it's also a reminder that Os Mutantes are still ahead of their time.