Now here’s a group that got it. Blessed by the astounding voice of Ney Matogrosso (who eerily sounds a lot like Gal Costa), Secos e Mojados ran with what she started. The one-two punch of “Sangue Latino” and “O Vira” off their first self-titled album released in 1973, thoroughly embraced the Brazilian-ness of their background both through imagery and music. “Sangue Latino” is a track I will always admire, how can one not? If ever there was a statement to be made for the bravery of the Latino struggle its this one, and what a way to make it!
I’ll link to the album in my comment, which I highly recommend as well. It covers so much ground stylistically (from Brazilian genres and prog or glam), simply listen to “Amor” ,“O patrão nosso de cada dia”, “El Rey”, “Rosa de Hiroshima”, or “Flores Astrais”…and feel a bit more of the light Brazilian music was shining then. Broken apart all that light, had so many colors.
1973: Secos & Molhados
1974: Secos & Molhados (II)
1975: Homem de Neanderthal (otherwise known as Água do Céu-Pássaro)
2002: Ney Matogrosso Interpreta Cartola
World Cup Predictions for the Day:
– USA v. Germany: Tie
– Portugal v. Ghana: Portugal (Winner)
– Algeria v. Russia: Algeria (Winner)
– South Korea vs Belgium: Tie (Winner)
Here’s a video performance of “Sangue Latino” on a Mexican variety show by Secos e Molhados: