Depending on where your tastes lie, troplicália could either be a "where the hell is the rock 'n' roll?" thing, or it could be "fuck yeah! different, with just enough weird" thing. I'm among the fuck yeah-ers. Ran into this post at Super Sonido a while back, and find myself returning to it a bunch, just to sort of pace myself. Being that troplicália is poorly represented in my own music stash, this has, over the last week, created another one of those temporary obsessions; the kind that could either last a few days, months, or half a lifetime. One of the cool things about listening to unfamiliar music, that is good unfamiliar music, is that you never know how long the obsession will last, or in what intensity. This being on the cusp, and the anticipation of what may or may not come, is what it's all about.
So, Super Somido ("The Latin America Cultural Reverb"), had this post. It is of Gal Costa stuff from 1968-74. It's good stuff, and varied. Having only dabbled (Os Mutantes), this is where I continue. See you there.
~ NOTE: ALL MEDIA IS HOSTED BY THE BLOGS & SITES NAMED BELOW ~Listen:
Gal Costa - Vou Recomecar mp3 at Super Sonido
Gal Costa - Relance mp3 at Super Sonido
Gal Costa - Acauã mp3 at Super Sonido Wait for the freakout.
Gal Costa - Pontos de Luz mp3 at Super Sonido
Gal Costa & Gilberto Gil - Sebastiania mp3 at Super Sonido Hmm, freakout endings seem to be a trend.
Gal Costa -10 more cuts, 15 in all and great copy at Super Sonido
Troplicália at Wikipedia
The Best Troplicália Albums at Sounds and Colors
Gal Costa Official site