A pesar de ser músicos argentinos establecidos en Brasil, los Beat Boys fueron, junto a Mutantes, el grupo más radical de rock Brasileño tropicalista, con su impactante imagen, peinados y guitarras fuzz.
Según Gilberto Gil, fueron el punto de partida para todo el movimiento Tropicalia. Famosos además por ser la banda de acompañamiento de Caetano Veloso y Gilberto Gil, grabaron en 1968 un álbum de beat psicodélico, aquí reeditado junto a raros temas de singles. Incluye insert con notas y fotos.
Along with Os Mutantes, the Beat Boys represented the most radical element in Brazilian rock: their name, clothes, hairand intense fuzz guitar raveswere all fierce indicators of a rebel spirit, and this in a dangerous time for such self- expression.
Here is the simple truth: The Beat Boys were at the very epicenter of the cultural revolution that convulsed Brazil during the late 1960s, that movement of rupture, that bringing together of electricity and avant- garde erudition that has come to be known as Tropicália.
They backed Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil for their defining moments as artistsboth live, and in the studio on tracks which became the opening Tropicalist salvo (a rare EP). So, what were this group of Argentine rock musicians doing in the forefront of all things outrageous in Brazil?
More to the point, why is it that very few people, even among the Brazilian music cognoscenti, have ever heard of them? One explanation must be the fact that the band were essentially outsiders to the Brazilian music scene.
This disc includes the Beat Boys entire output under their own name: their sole albuman exercise in what one might call controlled Tropicália, laden with torrid psychedelic moments (released by RCA Victor in 1968), as well as a rare singles track from the same year. Features a insert with liner notes and pictures.
A1 Wake Me, Shake Me
A2 O Meu Tamborim
A3 Abrigo De Palavras Em Caixas De Ceu
A4 Cancao Que Mais Niguem Cantou
A5 Pobre Coracao
A6 Era Uma Menina
B2 Abre, Sou Eu
B3 Torta De Morangos
B4 A Time For Remembrance
B5 A Felicidade
B6 Sempre Esperando
B7 Aria Para A Corda Sol
THE BEAT BOYS LP Beat Boys (Tropicalia Brasil)
Label: Groovie Records – GROO 0019LP
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album